Male exclusive spaces enable and dismiss discussion of misogynist violence, as they did during the 2017 [ sic ] . presidential election. In the decade and a half prior, men-only, homosocial, domestic “man caves” became a cultural trend. Given man caves’ popularity and potential to enable patriarchal oppression, we ask: what do man caves suggest about masculinity’s vitality in an era wherein patriarchy reigns, but challenges to hegemonic masculinity are evident? To answer, we textually analyze Man Caves , DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cable channel’s renovation reality show. From a feminist perspective, we examine how Man Caves constructs “neo-orthodox masculinity,” our term for masculinity that recovers and challenges old forms of masculine capital. Through mutually contradictory themes, Man Caves makes over masculinity in ways that respond to feminism as a movement to end patriarchy. We conclude by considering how feminist anger, hope, and activism may exploit the vulnerabilities that neo-orthodox masculinity highlights.
O’Toole claims — I won’t say he believes — that pulling out of the agreement means that the . has lost the edge on science, at least symbolically. Want a real measure on science? Look to the education systems. All the best Chinese students in science (and many from Europe) come to study in American universitie s . That was true even when America stood outside of the Kyoto protocols. It will remain true for a good long while. O’Toole likely knows better, but he can’t let respect for himself and his readers get in the way of a free kick on Trump. (A respectable Irish Times man has to give himself cover for his occasional heresie s on rule of Ireland by Brussels.)