How do you define masculinity?

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    Dec 08, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    What does it mean to be "masculine" to you? How did you come to that description/definition/image? And to what degree do you or do you not fit your own definition? How do you understand your cultural view of "masculinity"?
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    Dec 08, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    Farting, burping, smashing beer cans on the forehead and lots of ball scratching. A few f-bombs here and there really butches it up.
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    Dec 08, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidFarting, burping, smashing beer cans on the forehead and lots of ball scratching. A few f-bombs here and there really butches it up.


    you forgot smelly armpits.

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    one word in my book : stoicism.
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    Dec 08, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidFarting, burping, smashing beer cans on the forehead and lots of ball scratching. A few f-bombs here and there really butches it up.


    what the fuck... that was what I was going to post, namely the smashing beer cans part. Bitch. icon_lol.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 08, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    manly, having characteristics that are referring to male.

    Webster
  • masculumpedes

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    Dec 08, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    The ability to give head and take a punch 40.gif
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:08 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said[...]


    He's a friggin' well experienced CT, knows exactly what he's doing. Take notes!
    Well done!
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC said
    dustin_K_tx said[...]


    He's a friggin' well experienced CT, knows exactly what he's doing. Take notes!
    Well done!


    Yeah, taking notes; Yeah, that's what I'm doing when I watch him.
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    Because of my background I view masculinity as having interests that are "normally" attributed to men. Things like, interest in accomplishing practical things with your hands, building projects, yard projects, working on cars, rough and tumble sports and activities. The interest in working on cars missed me and I replaced it with being artistic, collecting art, antiques and restoring them, and decorating a house. Back to the masculine side of me, I love the smells, hands on activity of building a home, additions or remodeling, laying up a fireplace out of native stone or brick. I will say that Coming into the homes I've built and decorated makes the straight guys scratch their heads. Especially when their wives exclaim, "Who did your decorating" Ha Ha !!!
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said
    BuddyinNYC said
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    He's a friggin' well experienced CT, knows exactly what he's doing. Take notes!
    Well done!


    Yeah, taking notes; Yeah, that's what I'm doing when I watch him.


    .. and so thirsty but haven't made the effort to get a drink ....
    Makes for some se-vere dehydration.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidFarting, burping, smashing beer cans on the forehead and lots of ball scratching. A few f-bombs here and there really butches it up.


    Yeah this^ but I would add in knows how to throw a baseball and a football.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said


    Just because he looks like the perfect specimen of man working out his hot muscled bod in those jockey underwear doesn't make him masculine. I bet a purse falls out of his mouth everytime he speaks!
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Any human who does not walk like a female or talk like one.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    I do not think it makes any more sense to stereotype masculinity than it does to stereotype gayness. I think masculinity generally connotes virility and physical strength, but it probably means different things to different people. Whatever it means, masculine men certainly don't have a monopoly on uncouth or base behaviour.
  • FredMG

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    Dec 08, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    "Just because he looks like the perfect specimen of man working out his hot muscled bod in those jockey underwear doesn't make him masculine. I bet a purse falls out of his mouth everytime he speaks!"

    Um, no. Chizzad not only has an awesome bod (no skinny gym legs). But if you read his posts he comes off as a genuinely nice guy, he's got a deep sexy voice, and he's a fire-fighter. He might come off as a bit of a goofball or show off, but hey, I wouldn't kick him outta bed.

    As far as masclinity it's being confident and being decent to others. Muscles, beards and cock size are just the iceing on the cake.

    though if you have to dress up as a cigar smoking leather daddy to pull off being masculine, you, in my book, not really masculine.
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    Dec 08, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidHow do you define masculinity?
    Hiring a female to do all your manual labor chores so you can kick back and relax.
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    Dec 08, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    Defining masculinity:

    Going out to work everyday in a job you hate to ensure that your family keep a roof over their heads, fed, clothed and kept warm in the winter.

    Putting your neck on the line to challenge someone bigger and stronger than you who is constantly harassing a female work colleague, or to risk dismissal from your job if you warn your boss that if he does not stop bullying his female assistant, you'll take him outside to teach him some manners.

    To respond to someone angry at you with a gentle answer that is most likely to turn away wrath and calm the situation.

    As with stoicism, at another thread I labled it as a strength. But the issue I have against this is that newspaper reporters often uphold it as a uniquely British virtue, and tie this with the English bulldog. Both are utter garbage. Courage and stoicism can be found anywhere in the world, as demonstrated by those 33 Colombian miners trapped underground, who are far more likely to have a Spanish/Portuguese ancestry than British.
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    Dec 08, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
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    Dec 08, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    In addition to obvious physical attributes, I think it has to do with strength of character, body, mind, heart, and soul. The ability to exercise good judgment is a "historically" masculine trait--able to stand for something when the time comes and able to shut up when and if necessary. With respect to some of the first few responses: A person who is crass or belligerent is not masculine, he or she is just lacks manners, self-control, or diplomacy.
  • ZacktheMan

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    Dec 08, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    I have no problem with the above definitions given by my peers here on Realjock. I understand the reasoning each person gave. icon_biggrin.gif

    However, I can not help defining masculinity as having the XY Chromosome. The 1001 different behaviours associated with those who carry the XY chromosomes falls in the realm of metaphysics, and are very hard to pin down. icon_eek.gif

    On the other hand, speaking of a nearby male as 'very hard to pin down' has been known to lead to all kinds of sexual frustration. icon_sad.gif

    Zack
  • jperfit

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    Dec 08, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    masculinity I define as someone whom knows how to defend themselves as well as others, people who stand by what they say, the biggest masculinity are the troops that protect our country and not someone who pics up a dumbell and post a video on youtube any dumbass can do that.
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    Dec 08, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    Masculinity: An outdated term kept alive by those who are uncomfortable with sharing their feelings openly, showing emotions, and crossing their legs in public.
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    Dec 09, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    Masculinity is a blend of mental/physical toughness and stoicism.