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Men have fewer friends than ever, and it’s harming their health

The “male friendship recession” is having dire consequences.

Aubrey Hirsch is a writer and illustrator and frequent contributor to Vox. She most recently wrote about the many, many costs of breastfeeding for The Highlight.

Correction, August 29, 1:55 pm ET: This comic was originally published on August 27 and has been updated to correct the misnamed source of the information in panels 2, 10, and 11. It is not called the American Survey Center, it is AEI’s Survey Center on American Life.


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