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‘Masculinity Contest Culture’ is Killing Innovation at Work

It turns out we don’t do our best work in hypercompetitive, ‘Game of Thrones’–style environments

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SSince the #MeToo movement ignited a national outcry about the rampant sexual harassment and abuse in industries from film and television to politics, workplaces have been much more attuned to the way…




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Thomas Page McBee

Thomas Page McBee

Writer exploring the relationship between gender, culture, and history. Most recent book: Amateur (Scribner). Essays/reporting: NYT, The Atlantic, GQ, more.

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