An interesting look at the men in low-income, low-education communities in the U.S., and how they’re struggling with the shift away from an economy that prizes physical labour (industry, farming) to one that relies heavily on feminine-coded soft skills (service and retail).

This is all really tangled up in past notions of masculinity and men being the “sole breadwinner”, and how divorced lower-income men who still hold these values are from the realities of, in particular, the women and children they leave behind.