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Do Men Like Being Masculine?

Following our discussion on how many πŸ™‡Β fail to accept their πŸ’”Β during cases of πŸ˜žπŸ’’, I really began to wonder more about the ways in which πŸ’ͺ is directly harmful to men. We have discussed extensively how πŸ’ͺ further πŸ”™ minorities and is harmful to an 😍 society, but I was hoping to dig further into the ways that this construct is also harmful to the men specifically subscribing to it. How are πŸ’ͺ men β€œtrapped” in their own πŸ’­? In a sense, these men are certainly not 🌈 to act any which way, but rather must subscribe to a very specific, β€œmasculine” image. Socialized into πŸ”«, it seems that these men must act tough and engage in dangerous acts just because of societies πŸ’….

πŸ™‡ = men

πŸ’” = victimization

πŸ˜”πŸ’’ = domestic abuse

πŸ’ͺ = hegemonic masculinity

πŸ”™= subordinates

😍 = egalitarian

πŸ’­ = ideology

🌈 = free

πŸ”« = violence

πŸ’… = standards

Embodied Masculinities

Particularly interested in the intersections and differences between the πŸ’ͺ and 🐻 communities we learned about, I noted that in each community there were aspects of themselves that do not fit the stereotypes of πŸ—. Simply the fact that 🐻 are πŸ‘¬ Β puts them in a πŸ”™ position. In the πŸ’ͺ culture, the article spoke to an amount of πŸ˜… that is sensed within the community, compensated with loud, masculine grunts and screams of πŸ”₯ while training to try and further project their πŸ‘±. These observation have lead me to think more about the πŸ’Ž ofπŸ—. What do others think regarding the path to embodying πŸ—, and do you think it really is possible to completely represent it?Β 
KEY:
πŸ’ͺ = male-bodybuilder
🐻 = bear
πŸ— = hegemonic masculinity
πŸ‘± = masculinity
πŸ‘¬ = gay
πŸ”™ = subordinated
πŸ˜… = insecurity
πŸ’Ž = unattainability
πŸ”₯ = power