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Cultural/Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality: THE MANHOOD PUZZLE
SUMMARY

Regardless of other normative distinctions made, all cultural societies distinguish

between male and female.

The idea that manhood or masculinity represents a fixed, inevitable, natural state of being is a myth. What a culture embraces as “masculine” can be better understood as an ideal or a standard – a projection, a pose I each diverse culture. Often masculinity adopts a shield to their vulnerability and adapt to the cultural values and expectations of their immediate and more abstract social cultural environments. Studies echo the thin veneer covering an essential universality of gender sexual dimorphism. Hypothesis

Biomedical
Biological
Male strength / false
Male bonding / false
Male aggression / false
Female child bearing / false

THE TEST OF MAN SURVEY
Young boys of different social structure cultures undergo similar trails before being admitted into their new manhood roles. These could be whipping, beating, flailing, circumcision, including physical violence as well as terrorization of the young boys.

MANHOOD AND GENDER ROLE
In every human being, Freud [1905-220] remarks, “pure masculinity or femininity is not found either in psychological or a biological sense. Every individual on the contrary display a mixture.” The conventional bipolar model based biology in valid and that sex biological inheritance and gender [culture norms] are distinct categories that may have a relationship but not isomorphic identity. Discrete concepts of masculinity and femininity, based on the secondary sex characteristics, exit in virtually all cultural societies. Regardless of other normative distinctions made, all cultural societies distinguish

between male and female.

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