Right Wing Anger Almost Always About ‘Aggrieved Manhood,’ Says Author Of New Book

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University Of Colorado Boulder Communications Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft’s new book, Wronged and Dangerous,Viral Masculinity and The Populous Pandemic, analyzes the impact of what she calls “aggrieved masculinity” in all parts of society. From everyday interactions to the January 6th insurrection to the global environmental crisis, Ashcraft breaks down the way this gendered resentment and anger pervades.

KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Ashcraft, a self-identified “former right-wing populist,” about her book.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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