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Commentary: Is masculinity toxic or under assault?

Is there a war on men and maleness in America?

Last week, a new Gillette razor company ad inspired by the #MeToo campaign was quickly denounced for supposedly slandering men as boorish and abusive.

And earlier this month, the American Psychological Association was attacked for its new guidelines on male mental health, which critics said were biased against masculinity.

Both controversies, which are still raging, have pitted "woke" progressives against defenders of traditional manhood. But each side is mired in its own stereotypes while missing the complex realities.

Take the now-infamous Gillette

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