May 20, 2009

Contemporary Masculinity

Filed under: Gender — Tags: — Melanie @ 5:51 pm

Here’s an interesting piece on the changing definitions of masculinity and the increasingly complicated ways in which men navigate this gendered terrain.

This pressure paradox creates difficulties for today’s men. On the one hand, they face new expectations from women who are now achieving financial independence and are seeking attractive and sensitive, rather than rich and stoic, partners. On the other hand, men also must face their buddies, who may label sensitivity and careful grooming as homosexuality.

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