Unit 1 Manhood and violence
20 Topics | 20 Quizzes

Topic 2 Masculinity

Masculinity is defined as a set of qualities, attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men

But an specific society, in a specific time, associates certain qualities, attributes, behaviors and roles with men, different than in other societies or times

Previously, We have been talking about the qualities, attributes, behaviors and roles associated with men in our days in our society.


So men that value, show, express and try to have all those qualities and attributes that we have seen before (when we were talking about stereotypes) or show those behaviors (we have seen when talking about roles) are the men that are at the top of the pyramid of masculinity (as our society understands).

This is the concept of Hegemonic Masculinity and we could say that, in our societies, men who conform to that have a position of leadership, they rule…

They have the power!