According to the Australian social scientist RW Connell, Hegemonic masculinity is the type of gender practice that, in a given space and time, supports gender inequality. Complicit masculinity describes men who benefit from hegemonic masculinity but do not enact it. Subordinated masculinity describes men who are oppressed by definitions of hegemonic masculinity (primarily gay men) and marginalized masculinity describes men who may be positioned powerfully in terms of gender but not in terms of class or race.
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