Since the mid-1980s, feminist scholars have introduced gender and sexuality as crucial categories of analysis missing in hegemonic theorizations about nation and nationalism. With these recent feminist interventions, it is no longer possible to think about ideas of nation and nationalism without acknowledging that gender and sexuality are central to both. Much feminist scholarship has focused on women`s marginality in the construction of national subjects and simultaneously on women`s central roles in national projects. Feminists have also shown how masculine subordination of feminist to nationalist concerns is often manifested in the formation and maintenance of the nation, and women become "dangerous" subjects by their acts of breaking the gendered silence that nationalist discourses have imposed on them. Working within this tradition of feminist scholarship, I discuss the issue of male national agency in nationalist projects. The social construction of masculinity in the formation of the nation and in nationalist projects remains understudied even in feminist literature. Based on the observation of the invisibly privileged status of masculinity in this field of study, I selectively review hegemonic, male-authored theories of nation and nationalism and re-examine feminist theoretical interventions on them. In doing so, I show how the nation has been constructed as a hegemonic domain of masculinity and heterosexuality. Tackling the unmarked status of masculinity even in recent feminist literature about nation and nationalism, I argue that male national agency is also being constantly re-inscribed and that nationalism is a fertile ground in which masculinities are contested and "domesticated" into the ideal masculinity of national subjects.