Aging in Men

I still had some questions about how ☠ affects πŸ‘¦πŸ½Β  and πŸ™ŽπŸ½ differently after our discussion. How does society’s view of πŸ™ŽπŸ½ as ☠ sooner and quicker than πŸ‘¦πŸ½Β  further reinforce πŸ‘¦πŸ½ ✊🏼? If we could eliminate ☠ somehow, would that change the way we think about πŸ‘¦πŸ½β€™s and πŸ™ŽπŸ½β€™s vulnerability? To what extent?

Over πŸ•˜ 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

πŸ‘¦πŸ½=men/male

πŸ™ŽπŸ½=women

✊🏼=dominance

πŸ•˜= 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

    πŸ’­of 🚹 πŸ•– slower comes from diff πŸ’­ on what it means to be a 🚺/🚹 &what it means 2 πŸ•–. Infertility=marker of πŸ•– for both 🚹&🚺, but manifests differently. πŸ‘ΆπŸ» has more weight for 🚺 and their inability to 🐻 πŸ‘Ά = obvious, but impotence in 🚹 =not obvious. πŸ’₯of πŸ•– in 🚹 &🚺 come from/reproduce 🚹 πŸ’ͺ

    πŸ’­ = idea/ideas
    🚹=men/male
    πŸ•– =age/aging
    🚺=women
    🚹=men
    πŸ‘ΆπŸ»=child bearing
    🐻 πŸ‘Ά = bear children
    πŸ’₯= conceptions
    πŸ’ͺ = dominance

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