Certainly some people act the role of a jerk, but I think my point is more that some people are more likely to be jerks now than before because the societal role restraining that type of behavior has weakened and the consequences are lower. So that boss being a jerk isn’t acting that way to be perceived as a real man; he really is a jerk! The educated employee may be able to see through it and even understand the reasons, but it still is very hard to change the boss’ antisocial behavior. To a lesser degree, we’ll need a #MeToo for humiliated and abused employees for senior management / HR to actually walk their talk about caring for their employees.