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    Astounding Masculinities

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    Kimberly Theidon: Reconstructing Masculinities: The Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Colombia As you rightly pointed out in your reading prompts, Theidon uses a sophisticated gender lens to explore questions of alternative masculinities, the bodies, and emotion. Nevertheless, a deeper reflection on her article reveals important ways in understanding how different forms of masculinities and formed. Her observations are quite astounding because it is often…

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    Okonkwo Masculinity

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    boldness. Masculinity is all about being robust and muscular. When obstacles reach their approach they fear of being failures. Within the earlier society men were depicted stronger. This where the thought of being muscular came from. It is vital for men because they do not want to be seen weak as it does not go with their temperament. This idea had return from the generation once women used to keep home and the men used to hunt and fight. Certain societies still follow this belief of…

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    Masculinity In Powada

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    The conception of masculinity that results in this clear division of gender roles. The role of procreator is closely tied to masculine sexuality. Having children emerged as a universal sign of masculinity. Many people think that to have children is an important part of fulfilling the responsibilities of men in the family. Interestingly, this men agreeing that having a male child is important. It is possible that this is because many men view having a male child as the woman’s responsibility…

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    Masculinity In The Odyssey

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    Homer. The Odyssey. Translated by Samuel Butler. Ancient Greek culture was based heavily on masculinity and idolizing the actions that cause people to be seen as heroes. The Greeks were constantly fighting, whether it be with themselves or with others. Mythology was another important piece of everyday life. Naturally, literary works started to combine the fighting and mythology to create stories of heroes that everyone wants to be. An example of these works is Homer’s The Odyssey. The Odyssey…

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    Rios Masculinity

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    “The Consequences of the Criminal Justice Pipeline and Latino Masculinity” is a research paper in which minority youth in Oakland, California are studied in order to determine the effect of heightened policing techniques on gendered practices. The author is able to make conclusions based on observations made while doing field research and interviews. Rios’ main argument is that the enhanced policing, surveillance, and punitive treatment of youth of color facilitate the development of gendered…

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    Masculinity In Osama

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    work or be in public without a male escort. Many families are left without men to provide for the women because many of them died during the Afghan Wars, thus leaving families with only women to starve. Osama exposes an extremist culture where masculinity is privileged and femininity is suppressed. The cultural dimensions exemplified in Osama provide a realistic portrayal of how cultural values affect gender roles in different societies. In such an extremist society, it is quite…

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    Masculinity In Balconville

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    a beer with Tom while sitting on the steps in front of his home, he complains that the people at the U.I.C are “all separatists” and that “if you’re English, you’re fucked” (96). Indeed, Johnny feels vulnerable and has been stripped away of his masculinity as a result of his unemployment which he blames on his Anglophone roots rather than his actual faults. Furthermore, when nobody but the “Pepsi’s next door” show up to his party, Johnny abruptly calls the party to an end and bitterly tells…

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    Definition Of Masculinity

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    The myth and reality of the cowboy shaped todays definition of masculinity because they have this high and strong stature they need to uphold. Masculinity is having the traditional acts as a men, such as being strong and secure. In today’s word man and women have two different mindsets. Even though we are all humans, our gender defines the way we should act due to how society makes it. Males are interesting objects. They have to keep their chest high and stand their ground. Cowboys are…

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    Masculinity In Macbeth

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    In the tragedy of “Macbeth”, Shakespeare explores and challenges the idea of traditional gender roles where the female characters are seen with the strong masculine traits, whilst the men are seen to have more of the feminine traits. One of society's typical gender norms is that men are essentially the strength of the family, whilst the women are more of the caring role and often times labelled as emotional and inferior. Within the first few acts of the play, Lady Macbeth is introduced and…

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    Representations of hegemonic masculinity can be seen most prevalently in the media, as it is often emphasised and privileged over other forms of masculinity. Through combining studies of hegemonic masculinity and the representation of masculinity in films, advertising and magazines I will present a discussion on how the media usually conforms to and thus uphold the hegemonic view of masculinity, but also how it can challenge it. The majority of studies tend to focus on the United States or…

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