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Creating Boys – The New-Age Masculinity?

In her 📄, Kane 🗣 how many 👪 encourage their 👦 to have 💃 qualities, like 🍼. In this way, they construct a 👩👨👔, that exhibits 💃 qualities, but also 🚫👬 and rejection of 🦄. Though seemingly progressive in the inclusion of 💃 qualities like 🤗, this 👩👨👔 is ultimately complicit to 💪👨 in that it reasserts dominance of the 💃, but also the central aspect of 💪👨 – rejection of 👬.

Though an 🔘 of conceptualizing 👔, there are clearly different motivations for ultimate reassertion of 💪💡 between 👪. 👩👶 reject 🦄 and 👬 for fear of societal retribution. 👫 👨👶 enforce 💪💡 in reasserting their own 👔 and guiding their 👦 through their own conceptions of 👔.

Lastly, 👪 may also encourage 🍳, 🍼, and 🤗 not as motivated by the 🔘 of 👔 or rejection of 💪💡. Instead, they might see this as encouraging autonomy/independence in their 👦  – hegemonic qualities that are also good life skills.

📃 = article, 🗣 = discusses, 👪 = parents, 👦 = boys, 💃 = feminine/femininity, 🍼 = nurturance 👩👨👔 = hybrid masculinity, 🚫👬 = homophobia, 🦄 = icons of femininity, 🤗 = empathy, 💪👨 = hegemonic masculinity, 👬 = homosexuality/gay, 🔘 = expansion, 👔 = masculinity, 👩👶 = mothers, 👫=heterosexual, 👨👶 = fathers, 🍳 = domestic skills, 💪💡 = hegemonic ideals,

 

Female Masculinities

💪👨 by definition stands in opposition to feminism. Its 💪 is rooted in the subordination and oppression of 👩 and 💃. However, it is interesting to consider that all 👔 rely on the subordination of the 💃, or adopt this aspect of 💪👨 to claim some hegemonic 💪.

When looking at 👩👔, specifically that of studs, it’s 😲 to know that as gay 👩, they perpetuate ☠ and 🚫👬. Looking at this and other 📕, it is clear that 👔 as a whole is contingent on the domination of the 💃.  The closest thing to feminist 👔 are inclusive/hybrid 👔, that adopt aspects of 💃, but ultimately reproduce 💪👨.

 

Key:
💪👨 = hegemonic masculinity; 💪 = power; 👩 = women; 💃 = femininity/feminine; 👔 = masculinity/ies; 👩👔 = female masculinity. 😲 = surprising; ☠ = misogyny; 🚫👬 = homophobia; 📕 = readings