Author Archives: gbensen

Using Success to Define Masculinity

Instead of praising ? ?, we de-feminize them and make comments about their manliness. ? must work twice as hard to be ?.? get promoted easier/faster than ? for the same jobs! Shouldn’t an individual’s work content/ethic be all that matters? There will always be competition, winning/losing, and domination in the workplace. I believe the issue isn’t within the workplace, but rather in that we associate these traits with ?. There are insanely ? ? in all industries, so why are we stuck? Yes, the workplace has been constructed by ?, but isn’t the bigger issue that society uses ? in the workplace to define ?? Because right now, society uses the words ? and ? to define eachother. How can this change?

success/successful = ?

women = ?

men/man = ?

masculinity = ?

A Parental Dilemma — Gendering Children

While most ☺☺  are open to ? boundary crossing/? ? with their children, this ?  only goes so far. Society praises ? ideals as the most powerful ? ? that someone can show, causing ☺☺ to feel obliged to instill ? ideals in their children so that they don’t face ? scrutiny. This is seen both in how ☺☺ allow their daughters to pursue perceived ? endeavors, and how fathers feel it is their duty to shape their son’s ?. ☺☺ feel that whatever ? their ? claim is a direct result/? of them as ☺☺. How can ☺☺ raise their ? in a ?-neutral way, while not setting them up to face scorn in ?? Are we stuck in a vicious cycle, or is there some realistic approach to promote ? ?  of ? ??

☺☺ = parents

? = gender

? = masculine/masculinity

? = nonconformity

? = hegemonic

? = kids

? = acceptance

? = representation

? = social/society