Why men should be more like Brad Pitt (and not for the reasons you think)



From Sheena McKenzie, for CNN, and Jim Stenman, CNN
February 26, 2014 — Updated 1650 GMT (0050 HKT)

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(CNN) — Oh Brad. So strong. So virile. So capable of wielding a sword in Troy, destroying zombies in World War Z, and seducing leading ladies with just the tilt of a cowboy hat in Thelma and Louise.

“He’s a real man’s man,” gushed fiancé and mother of his six-children, Angelia Jolie.

But that alone is not what makes him such an important role model for men today, says one of America’s most distinguished feminists and international affairs professors, Anne-Marie Slaughter.

It’s his ability to share breadwinning and caregiving with his partner. Which has a lot more to do with empowering women than you might think.

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