Author Archives: Saned Diaz

Becoming a Man without toxic masculinity

Mora highlighted how 👦 experiencing 💢 see it as an ‼part of being a 👨.Drawing from 🗣 in their own 🌍, 😡 & the 🚨 are also markers of an emerging 👨. Though an ‼ aspect of 💀  is 💑, an interesting conversation about the homosocial aspects of proving your 👨 as a 👦 emerged last class. In this way, the 👦 in Mora’s study are showing off to the 👧 in their class but also seeking their friend’s ✅. Are the 👧 in this situation just another thing to check off the list of👨?  We also talked about the 🚫 of ⚙ that are supposed to impress 👩 being ⚫ formulated by other👨. How can one prove himself to be a 👨 without the⬇of👩? Is it possible for these 👦 to be read as ⬆🚶 w/o this aspect of💢?

Key

boy/s: 👦

girl/s: 👧

women: 👩

puberty: 💢

essential: 👨‼

man/men/manhood/manliness: 👨

 

protest masculinities: 🗣

communities: 🌍

objectification of women:  🚨

hegemonic masculinity: 👽

heterosexuality: 💑

approval: ✅

dilemma: 🚫

activities: ⚙

entirely: ⚫

subordination: ⬇

growing: ⬆

young adults: 🚶

Black Motherhood

We spoke a lot in class last week about how the media portrays Serena Williams as 💪 and therefore inherently not a “real woman.” Serena’s recent major life milestones (💍 and 👶) also connect to the compensatory aspect of femininity we saw in the female 🏅 studied in the Adams, at el piece. How do we think seeing black women like Beyoncé and Serena Williams celebrating their 👶 publicly changes the historic perception of black women we learned about in 📚? Beyoncé in particular got a lot of ⬇ press for seeming like she was showing off on 📷 with the arrival of her twins. Why was this seen as a negative thing in the first place? How is it 🆙to 🔲 conversations around black 💗 ?

 

 

Key:

Masculine = 💪

Marriage = 💍

Pregnancy/ies = 👶

Athletes = 🏅

Class = 📚

Negative = ⬇

Instagram = 📷

Beneficial = 🆙

Reframing = 🔲

Motherhood = 💗