Masculinity The definition of masculinity; Is the fact of being a man or having qualities considered typical of a man. I was stuck in that sentence that what is the qualities considered typical of a man. What is the quality of man, what is considered as a typical of a man? 1. Identities According to Victor, since the 1960 s the challenges of feminism made men feel uneasy and confused about their power and identity. Women insisted that men had also to be more emotionally involved in relationship and take greater responsibility for domestic work and childcare. There have been many compromises in renegotiating more equal gender contracts.
However men had great difficulties in accepting the loss of power and status that has gone along with these changes. And I believe still men are struggling to accept that fact. In order to explain the crisis of masculinity, I think there are two significant aspects. One is Power; the other one is femininity.
In the history, men were the dominant power of society and dare to say still it is. Men had to be strong enough to get the power to dominate the society and female. Actually, men are forced to be like that to survive in the society. Because of the power of dominance, the traditional masculinity has those aspects, self- cent redness, defensiveness, a strong sense of entitlement, and a strong sense of pride.
But often this is difficult for men to accept because individual men can feel so unsure and powerless themselves. They find it hard to recognize themselves in the powerful images that they were forced to do by society. Especially, after the challenge of feminism. From the Stone Age time, the society was for men. First, men use their physical ability to rule the female and society. After that, when human being had the intellectual life, it wasn!.
... to our notes, femininity and masculinity are tightly bound to our gender roles. Men are expected to be strong, rough, and have stamina ... established norms of behavior. The majority of parents in our society have brought their children up believing that a relationship consists ... . I feel that the social construction of our society needs to be modified. Men need to be taught that it is okay ...