Films and the myth of military war reveal the conflict American soldiers experience with society’s subscribed roles of masculinity during the Vietnam War era. Vietnam War films made during 1986 and 1989 tell stories not only about the war experience, but narratives that reveal societal perceptions of masculinity relevant to the eighties. According to Michael Klein in Hanoi to Hollywood, “Liberal and radical Vietnam-era-coming-home films provide a range of sympathetic portraits of the problem of rehabilitation that challenge mainstream American constructions of masculinity….” (Klein, 22).
“Are you a girl?”, “Do not be such a wimp”, “Be a man”; have you ever heard these words uttered to you at least once in your life? Probably not if you are a girl, most definitely yes if you are a boy. As a boy grows up and enters the journey of his life, phrases that question masculinity and discarding femininity are common everyday phrases in boys’ lives. Stereotype remarks which nurture the concept of a “Man” that people know of; toxic words that come out from people’s mouth without even realizing how dangerous it is. This paper is written mainly from a man’s perspective, adhering to the concept of manliness and male role belief system being talked in the film Tough Guise II.
Behavior is a feature of one’s self that is commonly influenced by many different things. This can include the environment one grew up in and one’s biological makeup. The diversity of the world makes each of us unique but not necessary different from one another. By means of that, we are all members of human society yet we’re easily distinguished by our habits, cultures, and sex. However, does this mean that we are made to function according to the expectancy from our society?
Social imagination is the false creation of understanding of their social position and allow an individual to think broader from the everyday routine and construct of societies workings. It promotes a sense of awareness and possibility in an individual “gauge her own fate only by locating herself within her period, that she can know her own chances in life only by becoming aware” (Mills). Sociological imagination allows us to correlate interpersonal interactions with our environment in order to understand the on impact our life experience. with the There is a path followed in response to what and individual experiences that will lead to a certain social outcome. I have grown in two separate communities both somewhat distant from each other
There are lots of major problems in our society and one huge problem is racial stereotypes. People take it very serious and you can see it happening everywhere in the world and it needs to change. During the segregation days the whites would treat the blacks like trash they were racist and they had to do everything separate. The whites thought that blacks people messed everything up or either they didn't know what they were doing and one stereotype they use to use is all black people did not amount to anything they had to be walked through everything.
The videos “Tough Guise 2” and Jackson Katz’s TEDTallk are both extremely similar in that they both discuss the masculinity of males and how it is being used negatively in society today. There are many reasons and theory’s for why men do what they do but one factor that always seems to occur is trying to prove one’s masculinity. Whether proving it through strength, gender norms, personality, and sometimes even violence, it seems to be prevalent among every male. Victim blaming then happens after these incidents occur and women or children are looked at for causing these actions to happen to them. Both these videos were very informational and eye opening to the issues of male masculinity and “women’s issues”.
Continually, people tend to follow a group of people instead of how one person views him or her. This is how whole society pressures men to show they are entitled to power so they are able to prove to their community that they are well-respected people even when they are not well-dressed. Although men are penalized for their actions in cultures, they are still compacted in a community. For intance, no matter where a man lives he is protected by his male peers and the community that shuns them for being different. Kimmel concludes, “Yet its one thing for the guys themselves to protect one another –as we’ve seen, there’s a tremendous amount at stake for them, and the pressure is high to conform-it’s another thing entirely when the community that
Masculinity by: Luc Masculinity the negative consequences of it’s power is reflected in many of the characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The masculinity in the story of Romeo and Juliet overrides the idea of true love and romance. This prevents Romeo and Juliet from being with each other, which ultimately causes the tragic death of the two young lovers. It is interesting that the very beginning of the play starts with an example of masculinity and it’s negative power.
My perception of the effect of conformity and nonconformity to masculinity norms on interviewee’s well being was mixed. I felt that my father was able to achieve a positive and stable gender identity that had helped him avoid social ostracism, and help find his sense of belonging. However, conforming to certain norms such as emotionless and being stoic has had negative implications on the interviewee’s well-being. Having a long relationship with the interviewee, the topic about health and men in class reminded me a lot of my father. He told me that he has a high tolerance for pain, and has always been able to ignore the pain when it was not necessary to endure.
A masculine person can be seen as someone who takes charge and suppresses any kind of weakness. During tough times, a “man” is seen as someone who steps up and takes charge. In Ernest Hemingway 's Indian Camp, Nick Adams learns what it means to become a man. Nick’s image of “ideal masculinity” is shaped through the examples of strength through suffering and violence by his father and the Native American husband. Nick’s father displays true masculinity because remains authoritative and displays an indomitable attitude through times of suffering.