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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