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It’s time that men stopped letting work define our identities

As technology evolves, we'll all need to rethink what we do. But the question is particularly pressing for men

By Mark Brown  

"What do you do?" is a question we're constantly asked. Will we soon need to revise our answer? Photo: PA

In the UK, work is a way in which we have come to define our identity. In those opening awkward british shufflings of conversation we rarely ask people what it is they care about or enjoy. We always fall back upon the staple of “so, what do you do?”

We also still carry strongly gendered ideas about what constitutes work and what the value of that work is. There’s…

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