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Supreme Court allows transgender military policy, for now

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 1/22/19, 12:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Trump administration may immediately implement limits on transgender soldiers that President Donald Trump ordered in February 2018. In July 2017, Trump put on hold an Obama-era plan to allow transgender people to enlist in the military and to let those already serving do so as their preferred gender. Lower courts intervened and ordered the military to keep an open recruitment policy.

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Grasping at manhood

Family | Cultural notions of masculinity turn toxic without a Biblical standard
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/21/19, 04:44 pm

A while ago, I was visiting a homeless couple in Los Angeles for an interview when the man—let’s call him “Bill”—began to mock another man for being “feminine.” I didn’t know this other man well, so I couldn’t judge his apparent femininity, but I knew Bill. 

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The best a man can truly get

Society | The culture needs more Biblical masculinity, not feminized men
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/18/19, 06:00 pm

As a renewed public debate rages about the meaning of manhood, men are increasingly speaking out against the conflation of masculinity and bad behavior. Gillette, the maker of razors and shaving products for men and women, released an ad this week asking if today’s masculinity is really “The Best a Man Can Get?”—playing off its longtime advertising slogan. Critics said the ad used dried-up stereotypes to shame all men for very nonmasculine things, like grabbing women and letting boys bully each other.

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