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  1. Apr 2024
  2. Mar 2024
    1. 29:40 Demonising "toxic masculinity" makes it grow stronger

      See this in relation to Dune 2 scene in which the princess comments to the emperor that "Surpressing the prophet (Paul) will only make the religion grow"

    1. Virtus (.mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}Classical Latin: [ˈwɪrt̪uːs̠]) was a specific virtue in ancient Rome that carried connotations of valor, masculinity, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths

      Virtus as denoting valid, masculinity, courage, character, worth

  3. Jan 2024
  4. Nov 2023
    1. militarized masculinities are sites where boundary lines are drawn – “one between good guys and bad guys and the other separating what we can look at from what we can’t”

      polarised identity formation

    2. white masculinity and perpetuated narratives of saving "brown women" in need of salvation.
    3. combat activities would make Canada more respected and taken seriously by other countries.

      masc = serious IR

    4. "warrior creep," which refers to the spread of the warrior culture into non-combat roles and environments.

      affects culture

    5. warrior archetype, which is characterized by traits like physical strength, toughness, rationality, and aggression.
    6. helpful hero masculinity as an ideal type should be politically troublesome for feminist scholarsThis archetype obscures all of the ways in which “legitimized” military violence is unhelpful,
  5. Mar 2023
    1. Andrew Tate: Romanian court rejects bail application<br /> by Lucy Williamson & Laura Gozzi

    2. he gained popularity, particularly among young men, by promoting what he presented as a hyper-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle.

      Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and Big Brother (17, UK) housemate, has gained popularity among young men for promoting a "hyper-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle".

      Where does Tate fit into the pantheon of the prosperity gospel? Is he touching on it or extending it to the nth degree? How much of his audience overlaps with the religious right that would internalize such a viewpoint?

    3. Twitter banning him for saying women should "bear responsibility" for being sexually assaulted. He has since been reinstated.

      Twitter had banned and then later reinstated Andrew Tate for saying women should "bear responsibility" for being sexually assaulted.

  6. Jan 2023
  7. discovery.ucl.ac.uk discovery.ucl.ac.uk
    1. For example, someone who is the main wage earner ina household may feel a failure because of their belief that they should always be able to provide fortheir family. In contrast, according to the femininity script, someone who aspires to a happy familylife more than a happy work life may lose their job but still find fulfillment in the home.

      It is true that males derive more satisfaction from their success at work and females from their success at building family.

    2. As hypothesized, men scored significantly higher onthe overall male script than women. However, there was almost no difference between men andwomen’s scores on the overall female script.

      Men have more gender pressure than women. It can be argued that men have more social pressure in general.

  8. May 2022
  9. Nov 2021
  10. Dec 2020
    1. “This isn’t him going to grab a beer with guys. He’s going to find psychological and emotional support from men who understand his problems,” Liz explains. “They’re not just getting together to have a bitch fest, gossip, or complain about their lives. They’re super intentional about what they’re talking about, why, and what’s important to them.”

      Hamlett discusses the psychological costs men being isolated (toxic masculinity/macho culture) has caused on society, especially women. She also explores the idea of support groups for men, highlighted in this passage.

  11. Sep 2020
    1. the gender divide in computer culture than the recent events at Google to see the crisis in gender equity in Silicon Valley and beyond

      Lire à ce sujet, entre autres : Emily Chang, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley, New York, Penguin, 2018.

    2. had triggered protectionist, elitist, and chauvinistic reactions from Reddi-tors far beyond India, offering glimpses of toxic geek masculinity

      Le harcèlement est commun dans le milieu du jeu vidéo, que ce soit dans les communautés de joueurs en ligne ou dans les entreprises elles-mêmes. Voir, par exemple : Erwan Cario et Marius Chapuis, « Récits de harcèlement et d'agressions sexuelles à Ubisoft : "Les jeux vidéos c'est fun, on peut tout faire, rien n'est grave" », Libération, 1er juillet 2020.

  12. Oct 2018
  13. allred720fa18.commons.gc.cuny.edu allred720fa18.commons.gc.cuny.edu
    1. Captain Delano could not but bethink him of the beauty of that relationship which could present such a spectacle of fidelity on the one hand and confidence on the other. The scene was heightened by, the contrast in dress, denoting their relative positions. The Spaniard wore a loose Chili jacket of dark velvet; white small-clothes and stockings, with silver buckles at the knee and instep; a high-crowned sombrero, of fine grass; a slender sword, silver mounted, hung from a knot in his sash–the last being an almost invariable adjunct, more for utility than ornament, of a South American gentleman’s dress to this hour.

      See this article by Verônica Undurraga Schüler on the dynamics of class relationships as they pertain to Spanish-colonial constructions of masculine authority and honor. In particular, it addresses "the relationship between honor and social practices in Chile's eighteenth century and analyzes ... various manifestations of the social ways used to deal with honor at that time, together with the inquiries about mechanisms used to restore honor and its links with traditional masculinity."

    1. The genius of The Power is that it conveys how entirely the world is built on male power and male privilege, to the extent that societal structures topple as soon as women are given the advantage.
  14. Aug 2018
    1. Blog that is critical of the fear or disgust of men, that addresses the very factual reasons why men are more frightening than women.

      "Androphobic feminists insist that fear of men is not irrational and present us with statistics that 99% of sexual crime against adults, 75% of violent crime and 60% of domestic violence is committed by men. (Figures are more equal in relation to child abuse although men are still somewhat over-represented in most categories except infanticide, sexual assault of boys and psychological abuse of girls.) Furthermore, they tell us that these figures indicate that we have a culture which normalises and condones violent and sexual crime against women by men and masculinity itself needs to revised. However, the vast majority of men do not commit violent and sexual crime against women, women are not the primary victims of violent crime and most sexual crime is committed by a small number of recidivist criminals."

  15. Apr 2018
  16. Feb 2017
    1. I shall only remark that it might well suit the poet's fancy, who sings of sparkling eyes and coral lips, and knights in armor clad; but it seems to me ut-terly inconsistent with the dignity of a Christian body, to endeavor to draw such an anti-scriptural distinction between men and women. Ah! howl many of my sex feel in the dominion, thus un· righteously exercised over them, under the gentle appellation of f'rutection, that what they have leaned upon has proved a broken recd at besl, and oft a spear.

      This is badass and actually had me loling. Basically, Grimké says: "That little poetry bit was cute and all, but frankly, I find your comparison of the female body to a beautiful (but still frail and dependent and clingy) vine as fancifully out-of-touch, demeaning to my faith, and personally offensive to my sex. P.S. The metaphorical tree of masculinity that women supposedly lean on for support and protection (anyone catch the underlying phallic reference here?) is actually either a weak twig or a weapon that impales us. So thanks."

  17. Oct 2016
    1. They’re the fears of a child, and most men outgrow them. But for various reasons, not all do. Their masculinity, already a coping mechanism, becomes toxic.

      I'm reading about Toxic Masculinity linked from the front page of the NYTimes .pinch me so I know it's real.

  18. Oct 2015
    1. As long as we consciously or unconsciously subscribe to the idea that gender is a binary system of oppositions, we cannot be open to the full range of human experience, expression, or emotion.
    2. The only way to preserve my mental well–being was to abandon that box and to give up the idea of gender as binary, to give up the idea of gender as a system of dominance, to give up even the idea of gender as a spectrum, and to see gender as a complex system of people in motion, exploring a vast untraveled common ground together.
    3. The woman has called into question the masculinity of the man’s interests simply by showing an interest in it. The gender binary is composed largely of arbitrary oppositions and exclusions; the extreme logical extension of this is that men and women should never share interests. Aside from being a terrible guideline for partnerships, this makes any approach into a perceived male space by a woman yet another threat to the masculinity of the man or men in question.

      so sad.

    4. Ultimately, though, the Box is, as with every other Man Box, under siege from other anxious men and from the binary–policing society at large. This need for constant vigilance is stressful, and masculinity is a stress–related anxiety disorder.
  19. Jul 2015
    1. One of the central issues of Esquire’s content during and after the war was that masculinity was constantly under threat, mostly from women and the increasingly stratified corporate work system.
  20. Jun 2015
    1. the sailor had essentially lost the sharpness of his senses; he had become an insensitive being

      An appearance of insensitivity: this made me think about the association of sailors with tattoo culture, and the masculine toughness (weirdly) attached to submitting to the repeated penetration of a needle.

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  21. May 2015
    1. without qualitatively changing enough to warrant a new name

      This limit fascinates me; I think about how much it is possible to change masculinity (e.g.) before it changes enough to warrant a new name...