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Old 05-27-2019, 10:50 AM
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DSeid's post made me do a little googling.

The successful manager and psychological androgyny: a conceptual and empirical investigation of hotel executives

This research relates to the point I made upthread. What we think of "toxic masculinity" really hasn't always been "toxic". In fact, it may have been advantageous back in the day. But what worked back then doesn't necessarily work now. As more and more jobs become "service-oriented" (like hotel management), it won't be the "man's man" who automatically rises to the top. It will be the person--male or female--who has a balance of feminine and masculine traits. The guy who is tightly married to a traditional masculine self-concept will have a hard time competing in a society where everyone--male or female--is expected to buck gender roles and expectations.