I still had some questions about how ☠ affects 👦🏽 and 🙎🏽 differently after our discussion. How does society’s view of 🙎🏽 as ☠ sooner and quicker than 👦🏽 further reinforce 👦🏽 ✊🏼? If we could eliminate ☠ somehow, would that change the way we think about 👦🏽’s and 🙎🏽’s vulnerability? To what extent?
Over 🕘 and through puberty, the gendered body is made increasingly legible. So I wonder at what point (aka what ☠) does getting older transform from a symbol of achieving manhood to one of relinquishing masculinity?