Want to get in touch with your inner macho man? If you live in Israel, you're in luck. Bar Ilan University has created a new program of graduate studies that will "cover various aspects of masculine expression, ranging from its significance in everyday society to how it plays out in politics and consumer culture." According to Dr. Danny Kaplan, the professor who is spearheading the program, this is the only one in the world "that focuses solely on masculinity... with... interdisciplinary study, including psychological and sociological components. It's certainly one of the only programs of its kind."
Well, do you know WHY it's the only program of it's kind? Because it's a stupid idea. Who on earth is going to spend two years of their young life (and thousands of shekels) to study "how men have come to care more about grooming themselves and how they look" ? What kind of job would this degree help anyone get?
Moreover, you don't need professors lecturing you about masculinity in Israel. Israeli men are the toughest guys in the world. They embody masculinity, and they do so effortlessly. (Which of course is what makes them so hot...but that's a topic for another day.) You want to study masculinity? Just walk down the street and look around.
If I was a donor of Bar Ilan University, boy, would I be ticked off about the stupid way that they're misusing their funds.
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