How masculine are you?

  • Paperless_Pen

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    Jun 10, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    Are you very masculine? Does it affect your sex life?

    http://sdgln.com/causes/2014/06/09/pressure-conform-masculine-norms-may-fuel-hiv-risk-among-gay-black-men#sthash.VslO0nnT.dpbs

    "Family and cultural pressures to conform to prescribed masculine behaviors create social isolation and distress that may drive young gay black men to seek approval and acceptance through perilous sexual behaviors, according to research led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center."

    "Race also emerged as a critical factor in the clash between homosexuality and masculinity, the study found. Participants reported an acute disdain for homosexuality in the predominantly black communities in which they grew up. The prevailing views of gay men as inferior in their manhood held by many members of these communities deepened the participants’ resolve to conform and exacerbated their fear of coming out, the study found. The finding, the researchers say, suggests gay black youth may face more severe distress over their homosexuality than youth from other racial groups."
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    Jun 10, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    This goes for all the posters that say masculinity dont exist icon_lol.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 11, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    David3K saidThis goes for all the posters that say madculinity dont exist icon_lol.gif


    Of course masculinity exists, no one has ever denied that (at least, not that I've seen), but what is considered masculine/feminine is an entirely cultural construct and changes from place to place. These "masculine norms" that the men in the article feel they need to conform to are not the same for everyone.
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    Jun 11, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
    This thread is headed in a GREAT direction...
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    Jun 11, 2014 12:55 AM GMT


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    Jun 11, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    I'm just as masculine - if not more so - as my straight roomies who were playing Diablo III on the Xbox today. icon_lol.gif

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  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 11, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    silver_bullet said
    Bunjamon said
    David3K saidThis goes for all the posters that say madculinity dont exist icon_lol.gif


    Of course masculinity exists, no one has ever denied that (at least, not that I've seen), but what is considered masculine/feminine is an entirely cultural construct and changes from place to place. These "masculine norms" that the men in the article feel they need to conform to are not the same for everyone.


    Masculinity is based in testosterone, it is not a social construct.

    Do you seriously think men grow beards and have deeper voices only because little girls are told they do?

    Social Constructionism is a limited philosophy and is used like a play toy by Deconstructionist/Feminists to "SMASH THE PATRIARCHY!" Not surprisingly a lot of them are lesbians eg Judith Butler who are indulging in wishful thinking.


    You're confusing masculinity with secondary sex characteristics. The article talks about conforming to certain behaviors, not growing a beard to talking with a deeper voice. Furthermore, a 300-pound muscle bear who is covered in fur and has a beard that would make Santa Claus jealous who has less than "masculine" behavior (in America, that would mean having a high-pitched voice, having a limp wrist, enjoying musicals, watching figure skating, singing, ballet dancing, having a flamboyant haircut, or any number of other traits) would be crucified in these very forums for not being "masc" enough.
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Jun 11, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-study-claims-being-gay-bonus-african-american-men-workplace110614

    "Controversial new research published by a sociologist at Princeton University seems to show that African American gay men have an advantage over heterosexual African American men when it comes to being considered for jobs."

    Interesting...
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    Jun 11, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
    How masculine?


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    Jun 11, 2014 11:47 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidHow masculine?

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    lolol
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    Jun 12, 2014 10:00 AM GMT
    I would probably never be perceived as masculine by anyone icon_sad.gif