The Manscape

Economic and cultural trends transform the demo—but guys are just as manly as ever

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Men, who needs them?

A loaded and age-old question to be sure. But in this case, it wasn’t lobbed by Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan or even Valerie Solanas—or, for a more contemporary reference, Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on Fox’s New Girl or Lena Dunham’s Hannah on HBO’s Girls.

Rather, that particular jab at half the population was actually the title of a debate-sparking New York Times op-ed last month by Greg Hampikian, a biology and criminal justice professor at Boise State University, outlining the many ways in which men are becoming, as he puts it, “less relevant” for our species.



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