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Masculinity And Conformity

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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. For example, when my father got surgery last year because of a benign tumor, my
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