Author Archives: scowen

The? tells ? . Inscribed on the? are ?  of work done and work not done. A toned figure, cultivated daily at the gym, appears

natural; a ?  ?, perfected over years in the city, exudes agrarian effortlessness. These “? projects” demand great attention that itself

requires a disguise. Meeting ? ? standards necessitates a degree of physical and ? ?, obligating men to exert immense energy for an

idealized?. Arnold tells us there is an orgasmic ? in pumping iron; the muscular form tells 2 ? , one of control and self-discipline,

another of ?  in ? . Endorphins aside, this ?  suggests a pattern among men seeking an ideal ? : ?  in Punished choose physical ?  

over ?  harassment, the Bad ? prove strength through winning and losing fights. I wonder, is hegemonic ?  masochistic?

 

Key

?  = Bear

? = body

?  = boys

?  = emotional

? = masculinity/masculine

? = pain/suffering/struggles

? = performance/display

?  = pleasure

?   = stories

Subverting Hegemonic Masculinities

When the predominantly ⚪  and male ? ?  and ⚖  systems translate acts of ✊ as careless criminality rather than imperatives for reform,

the ? boys of color in Punished continue to bear the weight of violent, emotionally-dulled synthesized masculinities. When emotional

vulnerability precludes masculine ✊ , even physical suffering beckons when the alternative is the ?  of submissiveness. Are those

responsible for breaking the ? teaching boys that their survival as men is predicated on emotional ?  the same as those capable of

that change? @TheJusticeDept

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Key

⚪  = white

? = law enforcement

⚖  = “justice”

✊ = resistance

? = American

?  = embarrassment

? = cycle

?  = destruction