THAT AUSTRALIAN TOXIC MASCULINITY“The New York Times” op-ed columnist Frank Bruni ops about Australia:

We think of Australia as a sort of frontier country. It’s one of those places like the U.S., and in a way more than the U.S., where people have gone to remake themselves, to invent themselves. And you would think that would go hand-in-hand with a celebration of personal freedom. But Australia is also a place with toxic masculinity, and Australia is probably a place that has a more potent strain of toxic masculinity than America. That’s not something that works in favor of getting people to rally around same-sex marriage.

Bruni’s colleague, Glenn Thrush, has just been suspended by the newspaper over a report of serial groping and other inappropriate sexual behaviour towards female work colleagues. Australia’s strain might be less potent than NYT’s.