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View Diary: Threatening Traditions - Part II: Traditional Masculinity (240 comments)

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  •  Maybe proving yr masculnity is not a political act (2+ / 0-)
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    ChuckChuckerson, RiveroftheWest

    Maybe its just expressing who you are, whether you're gay or straight

    Men are rewarded for displays of anger, aggression, and willfulness.  In part, that's how men prove their masculinity.
    That sounds like a strawman.  Could you give some ref for this? Maybe in some sectors of life like show biz type posturing, hyper aggressive sports like football and rap music chest beating but in general they're not--- its more like they're put in jail for displays of anger, aggression and willfulness. Society may tolerate some of this under "freedom of speech" issues but it doesn't generally reward this. No  woman I know likes to be treated that way.

    also---did you prove your masculinity by showing anger, aggression and willfulness? when was that? who did you prove it to?

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 05:50:22 PM PDT

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