Essay on The Meaning of Masculinity in Today's Society

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INTRODUCTION
We live in a world where society has defined masculine and famine characteristics and features that have influenced our culture. Men are seen as: • Strong
• Powerful
• Aggressive
• Fearless
• Outspoken
• Tough
• Demanding Whereas females are known to be: • Soft
• Warming
• Caring
• Weak
• Fearful
• Quiet
• Powerless Being tough and aggressive does not make you man enough because in today’s world, we have men who are exactly the opposite of society’s definition of masculine. I chose this topic because I feel I can have more information and resources to write this document set. As I was thinking about this work, I began asking myself questions- why does society expect men to act and behave autonomously and be in
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Increase in vandalism and hooliganism can bring about gang rape and harassment of women. In “Violence against Women” by Renzetti and Bergen, they explain how men use their strength and aggressiveness to harass women and other men. They did a study on 53 college males and found out that, 51 percent indicated a likelihood that they themselves, would rape a girl if assured of not being punished. They write, “To prove one’s self as being capable of performing under these circumstances was a substantial challenge and also a source of reward. One gang rapist articulated this feeling very clearly: we felt powerful, we were in control. I wanted sex and there was peer pressure. She wasn’t like

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