"Masculinity" Essays and Research Papers

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identity. As Johnny’s eyes are open to his manhood he departs on a lifelong journey into his masculinity. What the young boy doesn’t know is that along the way he will be faced with many false ideologies of manhood. The biggest culprit lies in the portrayal of men in the media. The media is saturated with male role models. However the underlining message preached from the media is that of a hyper masculinity and not a proper view of what a man is to become. The media promotes an unhealthy representation...

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Masculinity; Not Something for the Average Joe Take one look at a male biker, bodybuilder, or surfer and see if you can’t avoid at least some feeling of intimidation. Most people, men in particular, cannot overcome this challenge. The majority of men, despite what they may say, can’t help but to develop a sense of discomfort when put in the presence of these distinct figures. But what gives these iconic men such an intimidation factor? Is it a physical characteristic such as huge biceps or an...

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Masculinity A cowboy, the strong and silent “man’s man” is the iconic figure of masculinity. The same cowboy also has a certain fragileness. The perception of a man usually does not reveal the fragile side. However, Gretel Ehrlich reveals this underlying soft side of cowboys in About Men (1985), and Paul Theroux explains in Being a Man (1985) that the idea of manhood is pitiful because there is a fragile side to every man. Ehrlich talks about the rugged lifestyle of a cowboy. He paints this...

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Masculinity and Femininity

culture, definitions of masculinity and femininity have varied dramatically, leading researchers to argue that gender, and specifically gender roles, are socially constructed (see Cheng, 1999). Cheng (1999:296) further states that “one should not assume that ‘masculine’ behaviour is performed only by men, and by all men, while ‘feminine’ behaviour is performed by women and by all women”. Such historical and cultural variations oppose the essentialist view that masculinity, femininity and gender roles...

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Masculinity Level

MASCULINITY LEVEL Masculinity is a set of qualities, characteristics or roles generally considered typical of, or appropriate to, a man. What if, a man turns into women? Are they masculine level decreases or gone automatically? How about their Role Identity? What about their impact in society? Across a country torn by recession and struggling to adapt to social change, men and boys are feeling lost and powerless, unsure what the future holds and what role they might play in it. Most feel as if...

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Unmasking Masculinity

Mihriban Keskin David Brenner, Ph.D. English 1301 03 March 2014 Unmasking Masculinity The author, Christina Hoff Sommers, 2003 article entitle “Men-It’s in Their Nature” vividly discusses cultural rearing and social assumptions regarding semi-outdated preconceived notions of stereotypical male masculinity and its impact on an ever evolving modern society. She uses several types of rhetorical elements which are hyperbole, comparison/contrast, and paradox in this article. At the beginning...

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hegemonic masculinity

Hegemonic masculinity refers to the culturally normative ideal behaviours of males. This concept is based on the assumption that there is a hierarchy of masculine behaviour, suggesting that most societies encourage men to exemplify a dominant version of masculinity. Hegemonic masculinity is competitive and reflects an inclination for males to pursue domination over other males and subordinate females. Contrary to feminism, anti-femininity demonstrates a male’s strong aversion and fear of being attributed...

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Masculinity and Feminism

Masculinity and feminism dimension focuses on how extent to which a society stress achievement or nurture.  Masculinity is seen to be the trait, which emphasizes ambition, acquisition of wealth, and differentiated gender roles.  Femininity is seen to be the trait that stress caring and nurturing behaviors, sexuality equality, environmental awareness, and more fluid gender roles. Portuguese culture’s dimension on masculinity and feminism is that based on our findings the culture itself has been leaning...

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Feminism and Masculinity

contemporary society, hegemonic masculinity is defined by physical strength and boldness, heterosexuality, economic independence, authority over women and other men, and an interest in sexual relationships. While most men do not embody all of these qualities, society supports hegemonic masculinity within all its institutions, including the educational institute, the religious institute and other institutes which form the ideological state apparatus. Standards of masculinity vary from time to time, from...

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Disney and Masculinity

Michelle Barrandey WMST 113.3004 Professor Sully 4/28/13 Disney and masculinity today I want to present my project about how Disney films show masucliity in almost all Disney movies and the four types of masculinity.i want to give everyone the idea of how disney have shaped and influenecesx the idea of masculinity,feminisxm and gender roles in young kids . Disney has many films in ehich thy show masuclinyt, feminicism and gender roles and often include violence,sexist...

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