Youth

Fight For Her? Or Not ?

This article, written by Stuart Heritage for the Guardian, covers the minor fisticuffs that broke out between Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom at a restaurant in Spain. Bieber, who is rumored to have been close to Miranda Kerr when she was still married to Bloom, seemed to incite the scuffle by yelling “What’s up, bitch”. Bloom quickly responded to the provocation by throwing a punch at Bieber. The latter ducked it, fled the restaurant and posted on Instagram pictures of Miranda wearing a bikini and Bloom crying shortly after the fight.

Masculinity...violence...to klling

Masculinity…violence… to killing

Are you a "man"?

Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad” by Laura Hudson is an article based on the T.V. series “Breaking Bad”. Throughout the course of her articles Laura Hudson demonstrates a new perspective to look at the show and points out to the audience what it takes in order to be a “man” in “Breaking Bad”.

 

Police Brutality

            The amount of force used on civilians by cops is said to increase and decrease as the crime rates spike and decline. CNN states that the public is just more aware of police brutality due to an increase in media coverage and updated portable technology. Since actual statistics for this phenomenon do not exist, we have to believe that the fact that most of the “justifiable homicides,” having killed young African American men, are purely coincidental.

Men Who Shoot Because They Can't Shoot Hoops

In the Huffington Post article “Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity” Soraya Chemaly responds to the recent American mass shootings like Sandy Hook and the Oregon school shooting, by suggesting that American shootings are primarily caused by misogynistic males, and therefore in order to reduce and prevent violence in America, the public should address the relationship between masculinity and societies constructed biases about what it takes to be manly.

Damn Daniel, Back at it Again With That Violence + Beard

     This article explains that there might be a correlation between being bearded and the occurrence of violent behaviour. It interprets data that was not correctly collected and claiming it as a rightful study. Furthermore, it invokes that bearded men are more unfaithful and states: “[i]t’s possible that men with more negative attitudes towards women are more likely to choose to wear facial hair because it accentuates their apparent masculinity and dominance” (Mini  Malabanan).
 

Video games violence: fiction or reality

In a CBC News report, published on the 24th of February 2016, a mass shooting threat had been reported in a school in Manitoba. A 12-year-old boy, while playing Call of Duty, a war game, told his teammates that he was going to execute a school shooting at his school. His reason was that “he is sick of the bullies of his school, and that he would make the school pay.” (“Manitoba boy accused of threatening school shooting while playing online video game”)

Transgender and the 'Man Box'

Papi Edwards; a young 20-year-old was shot in a parking lot after disclosing her gender identity to a man she was meeting for the first time at the Fern Valley Hotel. Another story that was covered by CBS said that Zella Ziona was flirting with her 20-year-old boyfriend who then later shot her to death in an alley back in October and according to the reports it was because he was embarrassed that Ziona showed up while his friends were present.