Effects Of Masculinity In The Caribbean Society

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“We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.” This quote by Theo James emphasizes the central concerns of men and also stresses the negative impact in which men in society are affected as to what or should be the “ideal” man. According to R. W. Connell, his gender order theory which involves the concept of Hegemonic Masculinity explains that masculinity is defined as a practice that legitimizes men 's dominant position in society and justifies the subordination of women, and other marginalized ways of being a man. However, Janet Brown and Barry Chevannes conducted an investigation based on a gender socialization research and their main idea of masculinity is the religious doctrine of male authority, hyper masculinity based on male sexuality and the logically determined measures of male power whether in the home, workplace or relations in society. The ideal definition of masculinity impacts and increase the concerns of Caribbean men in adverse ways such as resulting in men feeling emasculated, male midlife crisis and also the increasing of stereotypes on men and as to what they are to achieve. One of the major concerns of Caribbean men in the society is that men feel emasculated. An article by Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent; titled

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