Richard Goldstein on the Neo-Macho Movement

August 1, 2004

Richard Goldstein, executive editor of the Village Voice, is appalled by the rampant chauvinism of popular culture. He tells Anne Strainchamps that the “bitch-slapping” of gangster rap and the icon status of Eminem display men’s discomfort with women’s growing power. He says it also accounts for the election of George Bush and the rise of fundamentalism.