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    In the novel, The Sun Also Rises, there is a numerous amount of gender roles being played by the opposite sexes. There is a vast complication with the new forms of women that come about in the early twentieth century. Hemingway uses Brett, or Lady Ashley, as a primary example, she tries to escape the typical lady-like, feminine side of women and be more like a man, not so much a man, but a tomboy. Hemingway uses Jake in a form of feminism but not just because of his injury but also because of…

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    attention and emotional sensibility, in wanting more value in the relationship rather than sex being on mind for twenty-four hours. Men are representing their true nature of only thinking about one specific thing that gives them more power of masculinity then the other men. Yes, male and female do have sexual practices and education to reflect on their feminine sexual norms or masculine sexual norms. Male sexual practices may come from their preparation for their career. Men learn to work in…

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    When we saw this topic as an option, there was no argument in what topic our project should be on. We both strongly believe that what makes a man or a woman is the man or woman themselves. It is up to no one but the person themselves to define “what makes a woman or man.” That being said, many other people in the world have their own opinions on what makes a woman and a man. According to many men on the internet and in the real world, it is their place to say what makes a woman. “She…

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    girls and one guy. The man swiftly jumped on the trainer’s word choice declaring, “How could you forget me? Come on, man.” The complication is not in our misrepresentation of a female population, but in our cultural norms that teach men their masculinity must preserved. Preservation comes in the form of rejecting female attributes. It is unfathomable to men to be addressed as anything but a masculine noun. Even the actions of young men must be masculine. We shame the boy who cries in…

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    Casual Manhood

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    For centuries, young boys have been told that in order to be a real “man” they must be the strongest, best looking, fastest, smartest, and dominant male when they reach maturity. They are also told that men should be the ones to initiate physical contact with women and if they do not like it or do not become aroused, their “manhood” plummets. Danube and colleagues’ scholarly journal says, “Manhood is earned by the continual performance of behaviors that demonstrate that one is powerful, tough,…

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    The dangerous unveiling of Medusa’s body represents the moment when these truths about oppression are revealed and realized by both Medusa as victim and her “victims”, the beholders. This is dangerous unveiling in which something monstrous, something that is not meant to be seen is revealed. The attempts can be easily traced to shield the beholders from Medusan revelations, enforcing patriarchal order by veiling herself from the early truth of oppression. Similarities of Medusa and Lady Macbeth…

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    Old Spice Ad Analysis

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    “Make Sure Your Man Smells Like a Man” (Old Spice) is a classic line from Old Spice ads for scented gel, body wash, aftershave, and cologne that use stereotypes and visual literacy to draw in their viewers. The commercial portraits that when you buy Old Spice anything is possible and that you will get any female by applying Old Spices products. The Old Spice commercials picture what the stereotypical “Man” ought to look like, a muscular, stunning man who cleans and takes care of himself. These…

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    In ¨Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls¨ Andrew Reiner describes how the way parents treat and talk to their children based on gender affects the way men and women embrace their emotions in the future. Reiner claims that men are inherently forced to suppress their emotions starting at a young age, while women are more in touch with their emotions because parents were more accepting of girls expressing their feelings. Between physical affection and verbal affection, boys do not receive the…

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    Orlando Gender

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    about Orlando. “A woman can be as tolerant and free-spoken as a man” (258). Then on the other hand the narrator says, “A man is strange and subtle as a woman” (258). These are examples of Shel and Orlando being able to live between the binaries of masculinity and femininity. They are able to express stereotypical traits of the gender opposite the ones they identify as. This quote from A look at male gender roles in Shakespeare’s Renaissance, by Leann Pettit, it is said that the social climate in…

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    commercials to get viewers to buy their product. This first commercial used Isaiah Mustafa, an actor and former NFL player, to represent the “perfect male” in modern society. The company uses his physical attractiveness and showcases the idea of true masculinity: broad shoulders, defined abs, muscles, and a beard. Mustafa easily builds ethos, establishing that he is the embodiment of the “perfect man”. In the beginning, he targets men through women. “Look at your man, now back to me, back…

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