David Barry Male Consolidations Summary

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“Male Fixations”
In the article “Male Fixations” by: David Barry the author states that some men regard themselves as mechanics, and that every man has the instinct to behave they are in control of any situation. The author states personal experience,and examples of how men are portrayed in todays society compared to how it was in the old ages. For example in the article, Dave Barry wife tells him that the commode has started making a loud groaning noise, he goes to the bathroom and pretends to check it, and after a while he says what most men do “there is nothing wrong with the commode.” The author believes this statement is true about all men the reason being is ,because all men feel that to be seen as a man they have to manly things
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Having men be portrayed this way has brought women to believe that for men to be considered as real men they have to know how to fix any kind of stuff. If they couldn’t do this, they would not be real men. In my experience I am the kind of person who does not have the ability to repair things well. I try my best to fix the problem, but I end up not repairing it well. I feel that me not being able to fix things does not make me any less of a man than what I am. I see the situation as being prejudice I feel that there are other ways of showing one's manhood. For example when man gives he's word,and when he shows respect.For example when a man makes a promise, he keeps it. A real man would rather die than breaking his word. Another example is a real man respect himself,and others at all times,unless,of course he is being disrespected. Respect is a reason of ones true values, all people should respect each other. Respect is a basic moral value or need which makes us aware that we are human beings, and not wild animals.That is what separates us from them, because human beings know how to act, and monkey’s don't they base their actions on what they feel like. Having known this moral value it is important for a man,and woman sets an example for others to take upon that way they can pass it on to others. Coming back to the issue the author brings up on how not all men have the innate ability to repair things. I feel that every person has the ability to do things well than others that's just part of life.I believe that if you're going to do something make sure to do it right if not don’t do it all. From reading the authors point of view on male fixations,In conclusion have taken upon this summary new perspective of how woman view men in today’s society. The author “believes that this strange stereotype will change one day”.I agree with the author on the fact that the

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