Manhood in America

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Destany Johnson
Professor Smith
English 100
12 November 2012
Man Hood in America
Manhood is the state or status of being a man. Young men today range from being weak to silly and immature. As children young men are taught to be a certain way like if there are to parents in the household the mother can teach him how to treat a lady or some womanly things and the father can teach him manly things like sports, how to throw or catch a ball, how to play sports, and how to fix a car. Denae argues about the “metrosexual movement” which is a man who is in touch with his feminine side. Young men have to unlearn certain things they learned from the world before they can learn the right way. Some young men you are more feminine than other guys are probably raised by only women because their fathers were not there so they would have to work at masculinity even more. Men who act feminine get made fun of a lot in high-school or in life. For guys it is not cool for a man to be or act feminine. A Misconception of manhood creates confusion to be a black man in America because men are raised to be tough and expected to do manly things. Some misconceptions of manhood are wrong teaching. Young men who are taught wrong or raised by their mothers are raised differently. Young men have to unlearn certain things they may have picked up in the world before they can learn the right way. Like the men who make fun of gay guys because they are different or the men who go around saying “that is gay.” The men who are raised by woman are different; men who do not have a father figure in their lives will have to work at masculinity even more. Some may act more feminine because they don’t have a father there to teach them to be a man. A father is supposed to teach his son to be a man and teach him to do manly things like how to catch and play sports and how to shave. Some other common misconceptions of manhood are real men are tough; they do not cry, real men do not let people tell them...
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