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What Donald Trump thinks it takes to be a man

Trump-style masculinity is less John Wayne and more Tucker Max - and a revealing insight into American male anxiety

Jill Filipovic | NYT 

Donald Trump is a new kind of old-school American man. In some ways, he’s a throwback to days when authority and power were exclusively white and male by definition, when displays of masculine entitlement were overt and unapologetic. But he’s also a thoroughly modern man-child, the kind of overgrown adolescent you expect to find on internet forums dedicated to video games or anti-feminism: a tweeter of juvenile threats, a crass name-caller, an id unrestrained. Trump-style masculinity, in other words, is less John Wayne and more Tucker Max — and a revealing insight into ...

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First Published: Mon, November 06 2017. 10:27 IST
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