(PJ Media) -- No matter how you feel about Donald Trump, his candidacy has certainly brought gender issues to the forefront of the presidential race: witness his feud-turned-lovefest with Megyn Kelly.
Gender was already a hot topic elsewhere throughout American culture. Narratives about America’s changing sexual landscape -- the so-called campus “rape culture,” the rise of women and the “end of men,” the tired conversation about the gender pay gap -- were common.
However, one issue in particular is now more visible due in part to something Trump represents to his supporters, something the culture has lost: the manly man.
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In “The stark difference between millennial men and their dads,” Washington Post writer Danielle Paquette writes that young men do not identify “with the brand of masculinity” their fathers or grandfathers did. After all, men today are no longer the sole breadwinners, and now “reject a socially prescribed set of characteristics.” To support her argument, Paquette points to a recent YouGov poll that highlights the decline of traditional masculinity.