Essay On Masculinity

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Human beings are hardwired to judge and categorize each other into groups. No matter how hard they may try, stereotyping is almost always inevitable. Studies have shown that alcohol consumption is perceived to be a male dominated task related to masculinity. Gately (2008) wrote of the history of alcohol. He dated back to the time of the Greeks when women were to be kept separate from alcohol; they were not allowed to be near it let alone drink it. In the modern day, drinking is still seen as a masculine hobby. In a study conducted by Sasso (2015) fraternity boys were observed. Results found that misogynistic and homophobic language were a prevalent part of the house; the use of this type of language relates to the men trying to exert their …show more content…
(2005) also found that women drank different drinks when around guys. They drank beer, perceived as a more masculine drink, to be more accepted by the men they were hanging out with. Again, they did not want to be judged by drinking something that would be seen as more feminine, because for some reason that is seen as bad. But, even in the end of the article there is judgement from them men. Though they did say it was cool and an admirable when girls could keep up with them drinking, they also thought that it was stupid and careless of them to do so. In contrast to men, which they did not view as being careless and stupid. So, they are judged when doing masculine activities, such as drinking, but women are also judged if they drink in a feminine way. And even if they do try to act more masculine to be accepted, they are still being …show more content…
A study conducted by Chung and Yoon (2014) found that women who were either married or had children, were less likely than their male counterpart to consume alcohol. In addition, women who were single and had no children were just as likely to consume alcohol as a single male with no children. Stereotypes again are influencing the decisions of women and their alcohol consumption. A woman who is a mother is supposed to take care of the children, she cannot crack open a beer to relieve her stress because that is seen as irresponsible. She is not supposed to participate in masculine activities, but rather the feminine job of being the mom. On the other hand, it is socially acceptable for a man, when he comes home from work, to drink a little before or during dinner. Society does not see his job to be to take care of the kids, but to make the money; so when he is done with his work, he can unwind. This is supported by the evidence that women who are single and have no children of whom they are responsible to, drink just as frequently as single men. They do not feel the same judgement from society as the mother does, therefore they are more likely to consume

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