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Some unemployed men are turning down jobs because they’re too girly

Published: January 5, 2017 / Author: Mic


In August, the Washington Post reported on a study that found men are less likely to adopt eco-friendly habits, like recycling, because they think they’re too “feminine.” But while it would be easy to celebrate women for being environmentally conscious and slam men for turning the world into a trash heap, the gender divide requires a little more nuance.

University of Notre Dame professor James Wilkie said men are less likely to deviate from gender norms because there are usually harsher punishments when they do.

“If a man at a bar were to order a girlie drink, he might get some looks,” Wilkie said. “He might get some snickers. He might even get into a fight.”

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