Messner The Politics Of Masculinity

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Messner’s theory, “The Politics of Masculinity”, provides feasible clarification and explanations regarding gender differences. With its main focus as masculinity, the theory is used to understand how socialization effects the behavior of men, and how “…Black identity influences risky sexual behaviors among African American men” (Oparonozie et al. 35). With that, the dominant race (white men) is deemed to hold immense advantages of masculinity. Unfortunately, Black men are forced to continuously find stability in masculinity between their own culture and the dominant’s culture. Constantly facing challenges within their lives, such as incarceration and unemployment, African American men cannot properly take care of their families in relation
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