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    With the constant transformation and apparition of new gender identities, masculinity is at the heart of debates and evolutions in our contemporary society. Considered as the possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men, “Masculinity stands for a society in which social gender roles are clearly distinct: Men are supposed to be assertive, tough, and focused on material success; women are supposed to be more modest, tender, and concerned with the quality of life.” (Hofstede (2001)…

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    of society, as varying degrees of conformity affect masculinity. The expectations of gender roles transcend time, and are visible throughout all cultures in many ways. Gender plays an integral role in dictating the assertion of men over women. Masculinity is so affected by adherence to gender standards, that even implied confrontation can alter ones perception of their patriarchal relevance. Shakespeare’s play, Othello, demonstrates how masculinity is shaped according to the actions of others.…

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    discussing with the class for the media presentation is “Hyper Masculinity”. Hyper masculinity is a psychological term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behavior, such as an emphasis on physical strength, aggression, and sexuality. Hyper Masculinity concerns the emphasis on particular character traits that correspond to what defines a man. It is evident that although masculinity is a social construct the idea of what defines masculinity has become so normalized that even before a child…

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    Femininity and masculinity are very strong themes in both films but is misunderstood in various ways because of the gender roles and relationships sustained throughout the film. Masculinity is the possession and qualities of a man and this is shown in many ways. Femininity is also shown in the films in many ways where the qualities of women both contrast and differentiate. In Taming of the Shrew, masculinity is portrayed as having much wealth, being physically strong, having dominance,facial…

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    Hyper-Masculinity Analysis

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    of future men is at risk for there is only two perspectives of a guy. Sameer Pandya argues that men at a young age are forced to follow a path of superhero or slacker. He states that the options for men are becoming limited for the reasoning of masculinity. Men are supposed to resemble superhero 's who have tons of money, women, and supply of guns instead of the opposed funny slacker. This is significant for it is forcing young boys to choose a path, even though an availability for jobs in the…

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    Stephen King Masculinity

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    Gordie, Chris, Teddy, and Vern. Stephen King’s “The Body” put emphasis on the gravity of masculinity and its effects on males during the 1950’s. The boys felt the need to protect their masculinity. They filtered…

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    fun. War is thrilling; war is drudgery. War makes you a man; war makes you dead” (__). Times of war and violence have socially defined masculinity throughout American history. Philosophies of manhood have become vital to perceptions of national identity, and dedication to the United States has been considered essential to perceptions of social concepts of masculinity. In doing so the masculine gender has become defined not by the individual, but by collective concepts. Concepts that emphasize…

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    Femininity Vs Masculinity

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    oblivious to their surroundings. The alternative, however, is not any better in comparison; the alternative being becoming men. They will then ask themselves, what is expected of me as a man? Society, over the last one hundred years or so, has defined masculinity not with words, but with image; with muscles, with a lack of emotion, with athletics, with jobs that “only…

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    Redefining masculinity, particularly the self-control element, through status updates, my focal-follow admits to his social vulnerability which he attempts to combat using inspirational quotes. Power along with control intricacies form the basis for my focal-follow’s warrior digitally mediated identity that helps him overcome emotional implications resulting from harsh societal circumstances. Focusing on the stressors that trigger depressive and suicidal thoughts, my focal follow integrates talk…

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    up the nature of masculinity towards males and femininity towards females for them having particular needs from each other, but one thing that stays out the most, both of them have in common, which is the want and the need of having love from other people. I do not think this storytelling of this speech can be used to derive valid points about human gender. The masculinity and the femininity is not just black and white terms to be defined millions of males for their masculinity traits and…

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