Hyper-masculine leaders have grabbed headlines in the last few years: Putin, Trump, Bolsonaro, Erdogan. All of them employ the rhetoric of masculinity in public discourse and ultimately, often, policy. It’s worth asking: is this a new trend, and what does it mean for the ones living in these countries, especially women and LGBTQ individuals?

Johanne Rokke Elvebakken, Coordinator of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, and Kelly Fisher, Research Assistant, have both written on this topic and share their thoughts in conversation with host Indigo Trigg-Hauger.

Listen to the episode here.