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There are lots of official photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin shirtless, including this one from August 2017. Alexey Nikolsky/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

The American founders could teach Putin a lesson: Provoking an unnecessary war is not how to prove your masculinity

A leader’s machismo can lead to war, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has long displayed his version of hyper-masculinity. A historian says that for America’s founders, wars never fed their egos.
Movements like the ‘freedom convoy’ in Canada use similar language and sentiments as those expressed by followers of former U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shown here in 2020 in New Delhi. AP Photo/Manish Swarup

A Twitter investigation reveals what the ‘freedom convoy,’ Islamophobes, incels and Hindu supremacists have in common

A study of global far-right movements and their hashtags on Twitter have revealed similarities that display a reliance on long-held myths, including the idea of a “golden age of freedom.”
Jake Davison, suspected of killing multiple people in Plymouth, was vocal about his belief in Incel ideology. Pictorial Press Ltd /Alamy

Inside the warped world of incel extremists

Jake Davison, the gunman in the UK’s worst mass shooting in a decade, has been linked to the ‘Incel’ movement – but what what do incels really believe?
While professional sports franchises have become more socially conscious, LGBTQ fans and players aren’t exactly embraced with open arms. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans

Half of LGBTQ participants in a recent study experienced discrimination, insults, bullying or abuse while playing, watching or talking about sports.
The ideal male body didn’t always include chiseled abs. Chris von Wangenheim/Conde Nast via Getty Images

When men started to obsess over six-packs

Greek statues, the Napoleonic wars and the advent of photography all played a role.

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