Hegemonic Masculinity (Changing the dialect about hegemonic…
Changing the dialect about hegemonic masculinity/healthier ways of re-producing masculinity
Need to find a solution that is more balanced, equal and just
How can we as a society re-produce /re-purpose hegemonic masculinity in a healthier way that benefits all genders not just the dominant one
Societal norms, gender expectations, media all affect the way we view hegemonic masculinity ...how can we change the dialect about this topic to a more beneficial and less harmful practice?
How hegemonic masculinity is created in our society
Men choose to occupy oppressive roles due to how our society and culture teaches them to act
Many are uneducated so they enact roles that restricted and do actively choose how they embody masculinity
Most don't understand that hegemonic masculinity is multiple, fluid and dynamic
Created and re-created by heterosexuality and homophobia
How is It created?
Gender norms and expectations
Hegemonic Masculinity Defined
Provide readers with basic insight into hegemonic masculinity
Understand the basis of what hegemonic masculinity is in order to educated the reader
Definition of Hegemonic Masculinity: "a practice that legitimizes men's dominant position in society and justifies the subordination of women, and other marginalized ways of being a man."
Where do women fit into the picture?
Women are seen as less than men due to hegemonic masculinity
Women appear as sexual objects for men, not as people
Feminist Movement & Hegemonic Masculinity
2nd Wave Feminist Movement: Questioned masculine relations, practices and identities
Challenged what we thought was the right way to "preform" masculinity
2nd Wave Feminist Movement also challenged and questioned the legitimacy of hegemonic masculinity
How does hegemonic masculinity create gender inequality
Gender pay gap
Dominance over women
Women are looked at as less than men, not equals, one is better than the other
How hegemonic masculinity impacts us
Bias towards certain genders
Gender pay gap
Violence towards not conforming/non hegemonic genders
Society values men over women
What is considered the right way to "preform" masculinity?
Societies expectations along with influence from media
Men need to be hyper-masculine, macho or else people will not like or value them
Social media enforces a lot of these restraints
Boys/men told not to show emotions because It means weakness
Societal values, norms and regulations also reinforce the construction of hegemonic masculinity