Changes Among Post-Patriarchal Men and Fathers
In our research projects on ‘involved’ fathers and men working in the childcare-profession we found an acceptance of what we call ‘alternative masculinities’. We will argue that masculinities are in flux. Masculinities (can) appropriate elements usually associated with the feminine, yet they are at the same time intent on maintaining hegemonic masculinity as a reference point. We will discuss the impact those findings have on the patriarchal dividend. The question to ask is: Can men in general still gain the patriarchal dividend, as Raewyn Connell argued?