Hipsters and Vacant Gestures | Lumbersexuals and White, Heteromasculine Pageantry*

Lumbersexual masculinity is certainly an illustration that certain groups of young, straight, class-privileged, white men are playing with gender. In the process, however, systems of power and inequality are probably better understood as obscured than challenged. Like the phrase “no homo,” hybrid configurations of masculinity afford young straight men new kinds of flexibility in identities and practice, but don’t challenge relations of power and inequality in any meaningful way.

Read the full article | The Society Pages

Also: The Lumbersexuals are Here to Chop Down Metrosexuals | The Bold Italic

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