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    The stereotypical representations of masculinity - the “six pack,” “square chest” and “big arms” - have been questioned by contemporary advertising in the male grooming industry. Although the rise of metro- and lumbersexualities has mirrored the shifts in social perception of masculinity, such shifts miss the myriad versions of existing male identities. Lynx- a male grooming company – utilizes a diverse range of male figures within its latest advertising campaigns, so that ordinary people could…

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    depicts society’s views of masculinity. However, the film was released in 1998 and is based around Chinese culture during an early dynasty. Because of this, there may be some differences between society and culture then compared to modern day, but the film still depicts gender roles that individuals can still relate to. Gender is a large influence in culture and it has been for hundreds of years. Cultures…

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    Willer_etal_AJS_Masculinity_Threat_forthcoming_2013 Title OVERDOING GENDER: A TEST OF THE MASCULINE OVERCOMPENSATION THESIS* II. SUMMARY Research question(s) asked (can include background information & motivation) Will “Men react to masculinity threats with extreme demonstrations of masculinity”? Existing Literature/ Hypotheses (including the explanatory [IV] and outcome [DV] variables, if applicable, or key concepts of interest) “Identity theorist argue that people strive to maintain…

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    Juan find themselves without female companionship or feminine substitutes nearby. When men stand on their own, masculinity may be compromised in front of danger and alienation. Patrick Parrinder points out that ‘the humanist conception of the universe has been shattered by the Martian invasion’. Amongst the confusion and fear during the attack, the narrator shows a gradual build of masculinity when he is alone. He has hysterical moments, unable to control his feelings, unable to fight, as the…

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    In the article, Connell's describes his concept of “hegemonic masculinity”, has “in any given setting, the pattern of masculinity which is most honoured, which is most associated with authority and power, and which in the long run guarantees the collective privilege of men” (Connell, 2018, pg.133). In that case, the way his concept played a role in my life was the authority of staying out at night. I have an older brother and two younger brothers, growing up into my teenage years, I was never…

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    Hegemonic masculinity is closely associated with the gender hierarchy (Connell and Messerschmidt, 2005). Likewise, Chinese masculinity of the father is still built and consolidated through showing higher status over women in a family. In other words, Chinese masculinity of fatherhood is constructed in a contrast with women. Connell and Messerschmidt (2005) emphasized women are vital in many processes of constructing masculinities. It is said that patterns of masculinity are socially defined in…

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    greatly affect a young boys childhood and even affect how he acts once he reaches manhood. Questioning what masculinity really is can confuse a boy in any stage of his life because of what was always “taught” to him. The stigma that boys need to act stronger, smarter, and more in charge than girls is greatly thrusted upon in society. The American culture…

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    Realm of Hegemonic Masculinity Up to the present time, masculinity emphasizes the enforcement of male dominance over the various areas of society. Sometimes, it might seem invisible to men because they are so normalized. Hegemonic masculinity highlights that being a man is connected to being competitive, tough, and in control. A man’s role in the family is to be in charge, provide for his family, and in modern society, his role is to keep order in an otherwise world of women. In western fiction…

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    The term masculinity means the possession of characteristics that are usually attributed to men; but is masculinity challenged due to the messages that song lyrics convey? Do the lyrics affect how men perceive themselves in front of society? These two questions should be in mind when listening to certain songs because I believe males are heavily influenced by lyrics as they create stereotypes and negative stigmas to follow. For example: male models usually have strong muscles, sharp jawlines,…

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    Vietnam war. Examining the standards made for men by the society, the articles Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear shame and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity and Bros before Hos: The Guy Code, both written by Michael Kimmel, would help reveal…

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