Analysis Of The Article ' Bros Before Hoes ' By Michael Kimmel

1909 Words Dec 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Rod Ewdish
English 120
Professor Progar
Men in Society
Men go so far to prove what they fear than acquire what they truly desire. Throughout life, men are taught to be tough and to not express their true thoughts or emotions. The article “Bros before hoes,” written by Michael Kimmel, an American Sociologist specialized in gender studies, goes along and asks a number of men from different campuses and states what it simply means to be a man. What sorts of phrases or thoughts come to mind when someone instructs them to be a man. Richard T. Evans, a researcher of interdisciplinary studies, in “Faggots, Fame and Firepower” describes how most male shooters have been dismissed by their classmates/peers, both before and after their crime, as “fag, wuss, queer, sissy, girly man, woman, the standard straight-boy arsenal,” which lead them to commit such acts and act in such a manner. In the article, “The politics of gendered emotions disrupting men’s emotional investment in privilege” Bob Pease, an analog engineer as well as a staff scientist at National Semiconductor corp., had stated that, “men are lonely and isolated from close emotional attachments. After years of devaluing and denying their feelings, they are said to end up being unable to feel anything.” I intend to extend Michael Kimmel’s argument in which men are overtaken by the idea of masculinity. In society, men are afraid to show their true feelings, they believe that they will be lowered in the society…

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