Masculinity In Professional Wrestling

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Shally and Katz express struggles common to men such as good vs. evil, power vs. submissiveness, and work vs. ownership. Gender, like race and class, is a part of professional wrestling. Professional wrestling leaves little surprise that boys to act act masculine. As Katz says, “we get a very traditional and very conservative version of masculinity represented as an ideal of physical strength, the ability to control and scare other people, to intimidate, and especially to not back away from confrontation. In fact, real men of the WWE invite confrontation and conflict.”
Famous professional wrestlers like The Undertaker, Edge, and Triple H vie for grandeur through ruthless aggression and all-out mayhem. The WWE promotion is a primetime example of masculinity and an integrated marketing combining with television, live events, film, the internet in 2007 made $500 million. Wrestling with Manhood shows how ‘entertainment’ is connected to sexual assault, homophobia, and relationship violence. As Jhally says, “You know it’s really difficult
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Jhally and Katz speak a bit about the end of the Triple H and Stephanie on-screen marriage and how the commentators claiming Stephanie merited the beating she received from Triple H reflects the asserts the real life spousal abusers claiming that their spouse deserved the abuse. Next, Jhally and Katz show Austin being verbally insulting to Debra and speak about how soon afterward, he was arrested for physically abused her in real life. Jhally and Katz also show the police report from that experience, where the police officer states that Debra had a large welt under her eye and many marks on her back where she had been "punched repeatedly." After this, Jhally and Katz speak about non-violent sexual harassment, which of course focuses on McMahon’s

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