The Advent of the ‘Liberal Arts Layabout’ and other Omega Males (Slate)

They are “The Liberal Arts Layabout,” “The Mimbo,” “The Beer Guy,” and “The Game Boy.” Neither alpha nor beta males, these omega males have been portrayed on television and in the movies as unemployed and romantically challenged-confused, paralyzed counterparts to characters like Mad Men’s slick Don Draper or the WWII heroes in the Kary Antholis ’84 project, The Pacific, on HBO.

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