Media tagged Masculinity

Male Nurses in Media

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This compilation of clips from popular television shows and movies all point out one thing – that being a nurse is a laughable profession for a male to have. Indeed, male nurses are coded in media as a joke, as necessarily homosexual, and as overall failures.

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Masculinity in Disney Films

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This mini-documentary uploaded on Youtube features clips from Disney films as well as narration from the author and quotes from scholars. It makes a claim that Disney films help to shape male expectations about the role of women in society, such that women are seen as objects meant to serve men. It also makes an argument about particular images of masculinity – like the strong, chiseled male body that is violent – that are glorified while others are demeaned.

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Maxim-Cure a Feminist

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In November 2003, Maxim Magazine, an international male-centric entertainment publication, put out an article in their "How To" section entitled "Cure a Feminist." It came complete with a 4-step process on how to turn an "unshaven, militant, protesting vegan into an actual girl!" It also contained a pictorial progression of girls going from clothed ("feminist") to half-naked ("actual girl"). The text gives advice to men about how to date or bed a "feminist," giving tips on how to ask interesting questions that would interest feminists. It also tells men how to "teach" the girl they are dating to be more "moderate than the combat-boot variety" of feminists by giving her some options to "think differently."

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Men Think About Sex 19 Times a Day

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This news clip from a media organization called Newsy reports on a study that found that men think about sex approximately 19 times a day, while women think about sex approximately 10 times a day. This contrast an often-heard saying that men think about sex every seven seconds, a much higher number.

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Miller Lite - Second Un-Manly Thing

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This Miller Lite ad was part of a larger campaign that ran throughout the year 2011. A major strategy of the Miller Lite company in their advertisements is to associate drinking their product with “manliness”. The character made fun of in this commercial is seen as “un-manly” for drinking a different beer, and for screaming on a roller coaster.

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