True Women and Real Men Essay

1933 Words Jun 10th, 2012 8 Pages
Bob Dylan
Professor Lisa Munoz
English 101
December 7 2011
A Defining of True Men and Real Women Camille Paglia once asked aloud “Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.” It is not right to ridicule or target a child for liking something that goes against masculinity or femininity just because they belong to a certain gender. What actually defines a gender? Simple biology has taught us to differentiate men and women by females being able to bare offspring and our common sense merely perceives the physical anatomy. Believing that the world consists of only two genders has been a cultural invention that which does not accommodate the vast amount of experiences humans are capable of living. Even methods of
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As of now, women still feel they are blocked from achieving well-paid positions. It is a phenomenon called the “glass ceiling” that can be seen through but never passed. Women’s roles in the workplace may have changed somewhat but in the home it is still very much the same. On the other hand, males have suffered pressure by their peers by feeling a need to come off as a truly manly man. Masculinity must be expressed and shown at all times according to the “Guy code”. Having aggressive behavior and keeping emotions in check is seen as the natural ways men see they must conduct themselves. When men have their masculinity threatened, they tend to build up on macho attributes. Showing support for the war and buying an SUV over other types of vehicles are just a few effects pressure may bring about. Even political views are subject to change due to dependence upon the prospect of enforcing their masculinity. In the world of men, the man had been able to dominate over any women and even other men whom were inferior. The generation now has had to come to terms with the ever evolving roles. Now that women have similar career opportunities, they Men are finding they must meet new expectations in their normal lives and in a marriage. To find a girlfriend or wife bringing home more money than the husband is very new to them. It doesn’t feel normal for

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