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Do Men Like Being Masculine?

Following our discussion on how many ? fail to accept their ? during cases of ??, I really began to wonder more about the ways in which ? is directly harmful to men. We have discussed extensively how ? further ? 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 ? men “trapped” in their own ?? In a sense, these men are certainly not ? to act any which way, but rather must subscribe to a very specific, “masculine” image. Socialized into ?, it seems that these men must act tough and engage in dangerous acts just because of societies ?.

? = men

? = victimization

?? = domestic abuse

? = hegemonic masculinity

?= subordinates

? = egalitarian

? = ideology

? = free

? = violence

? = standards

Embodied Masculinities

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