In the essay “Masculinity as Homophobia” by Michael Kimmel, he brings up many points as to how men view masculinity as trying to be perfect to hide underlying insecurity. He then states that anything deemed less than manly (females, people of race, homosexuals, etc.) is ridiculed because of the way we view masculinity. Kimmel first brings up a story about boys on a playground, where you have to prove that you’re manly at a young age, and that it is essentially engraved into our nature that we must not be a “sissy”. This then stems off to how violence is created by this sense of manhood, since we must always fight and never run when conflict arises.
In Perks of Being a Wallflower, the novel introduces a character named Patrick, Patrick has suffered from bullying because he is unique; his sexuallity choices have made him stand out from the rest of the average crowd. He is also experiencing problems with his partner Brad. Brad and Patrick are in a relationship and Brad is not quite ready to come out . He also bullies Patrick to demonstrate that he has no connection with Patrick. Because of this, Patrick is hurt and does not know what to do to escape from the fact that Brad is not ready to go public with Patrick.
The director makes the argument that unorthodox behavior is worse than murder to portray that unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of one person. Unorthodoxy is so dangerous for the reason that it threatens the whole society, it strikes at society itself (pg.148). D.C.H dislikes Bernard for Bernards heretical views on soma and sport, unorthodox sex life, and refusal to obey teaching of Ford. To humiliate Bernard D.C.H exposes Bernard. For instance, he states, “ this man who stands before you hear, this Alpha-Plus to whom so much has been given, and from whom, in consequence so much must be expected, this colleague of yours or should I anticipate and say this ex colleague?
The government’s lack of interest in the help of the people suffering in the film creates a link to the issue of big companies and their addiction to profit putting money before others. In both films as mentioned earlier strongly touch on the realism of sexism during the times that the works are based on through protagonists and supporting protagonists. Alan in The Imitation Game is limited to what he can be at the ending of the film due to his homosexuality, and ends up taking his life because of the scrutiny he faces. As a relation to present times it urges people to be more accepting of the LGBT community. In both films the rise against government is a strong thematic device to make relations to the viewers world.
B. Essay Connection: Kimmel argues throughout Masculinity as Homophobia” that society is who puts up these guidelines and rules that men have to follow in order to be considered manly. They project what a real man should look, feel, and act like. II. Thesis 2:
So with these two total opposite people their targeting audience of men who aren’t comfortable with themselves and maybe look like the overweight man and want to be what society thinks is the manly-man. With this advertisement Old Spice tells you that it will make smell like that man and make you feel better than
There are heterosexual people who still refer others as punk, homo, faggot, and freak because they were different. In the film, Marlon Riggs stated, “The blacks hated me, because they assumed my class status made me uppity, assumed my silence as superiority.” Even if you are part of a category, it doesn’t always mean that you would be treated the same. There are people who are shy, confused, afraid and alone. Marlon Riggs felt cornered by identities that he never wanted to claim. He ran to escape from the world that discriminate others, trapped inside where he felt safe.
In actuality, these individuals are just as hurtful and malicious as hate crimes are because they demonstrate irrational fears such as homophobia and xenophobia, as well as, portray a very dogmatic attitude toward people who oppose their antiquated adherences. Therefore, mankind’s passage through time seems to progress backwards from innovation and compassion when it comes to crimes of hatred, bias and prejudice. In fact, the sheer number of hate crimes that victims still continue to experience today demonstrates society’s obstinate intolerance against religion, race, origin or colour, and sexual orientation. The deliberate act of partaking in bias-motivated
Feminist criminological thought is used to examine how the patriarchal society that we live in negatively affects men and women. Weiss (2010) found that men who are victims of sexual crimes often end up confused as to whether they were assaulted and if they should report it or not. Men are confused because of the gender roles in which the patriarchal society subjects them too. Masculinity tells men that they are more powerful and should always be ready for sexual relations with females. Javaid (2015) examined police responses to the male victims that do report the crimes that were committed.
To tell the truth, there are negative effects resulting from the assimilation of people. The ideal melting pot does not have firm legs to stand, nonetheless they are brittle than glass. People are ostracized because of the behaviors, beliefs, and appearance. Young men are in constant check to prove manhood or masculinity by remaining at the top and showing their entitlement to power. The pressure from society causes young men to follow certain rules and regulations in order to be part of society.
In boys (assigned gender) a strong rejection of typically masculine toys, games, and activities 7. A strong dislike of one’s sexual anatomy Jazz describes hating her male genitalia. 8. A strong desire for the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics that match one’s experienced gender. B.