Aging in Men

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?

Key:

= age/aging

??=men/male

??=women

✊?=dominance

?= time

2 thoughts on “Aging in Men

  1. sgmorris

    I think this is really interesting and I agree that aging affects men and women differently. Men definitely are less affected by aging, whereas female social status and desirability are more contingent on age. I think that getting older though absolutely does cause men to relinquish their masculinity at some point, depending on a multitude of factors like career success, race, class, physical appearance, ability, etc. I also think that aging men often make desperate attempts to seduce and harass younger women (i.e. Charlie Rose, Donald Trump, etc.). I wonder if this is more about subverting their declining manhood, and I suspect that this sometimes is the case.

  2. nalvarad

    ?of ? ? slower comes from diff ? on what it means to be a ?/? &what it means 2 ?. Infertility=marker of ? for both ?&?, but manifests differently. ?? has more weight for ? and their inability to ? ? = obvious, but impotence in ? =not obvious. ?of ? in ? &? come from/reproduce ? ?

    ? = idea/ideas
    ?=men/male
    ? =age/aging
    ?=women
    ?=men
    ??=child bearing
    ? ? = bear children
    ?= conceptions
    ? = dominance

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