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What Is Masculinity?

It has recently become an interest of mine to explore the question “what is masculinity?”. Masculinity has long been associated with power, dominance, and authority but often, these components are in reference to   particular groups of people. Generally speaking, the most common form of masculinity is embodied by white, middle class and usually heterosexual men. This is sometimes referred to as "hegemonic" masculinity (although the term and it's ideas are  a lot more complex once you read further in to it).  There are however many other forms of masculinity that identifying men use to express themselves. Mas culinity, like most forms of social identity is  performative – this means that as men we perform masculinity in reference to what we think best embodies or defines the term. So to clarify, whilst hegemonic is largely viewed as the dominant form of masculinity, it is not the only form that exists.  Often though, men try to emulate dominant ideas surro
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(BUSINESS) Altiefe Presents Launching An Idea Part 2: The Passionate Area

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(BUSINESS) Altiefe Presents Launching An Idea

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(EXPERIENCE) A Short Thought On Messing Up

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