by leetsoul on October 16, 2014 - 8:23pm
Since long ago, men have had a strict guideline to follow so that they are considered “real men”. Critical analysis of men and their gender role created men movements during the 1970’s. These movements established the notion that men are oppressed by their gender and that this oppression is a result of psychological pressure and constraint put on men by the society that we live in. it’s basically gender defined roles and expectations of men to the public eye. what exactly the crisis in masculinity is and how this crisis has affected the performance of masculinity by men. What exactly is the crisis in masculinity and how has this crisis has affected the performance of masculinity by men?
This constant pressure put on men by our society is actually an important matter, due to numerous cases of boys trying to act tough or trying to live up to expectations by committing acts of violence or being influenced by their other male friends to do things that you wouldn’t have done on your own. A large majority of murder cases committed by boys who ran up in their schools with guns and started shooting their classmates were young boys trying to prove that their weren’t some weak men and that they also were able to gain power over other men through violence. This isn’t the only problem that we have, it is only one of them but I think that not many of us look at it this way.