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The Fantastic Masculinity of Newt Scamander
Many reviews of the film found Scamander to be a weak hero, but McIntosh argues that the character offers a view of masculinity that we don’t often see in movies, “a gentle empathetic version of heroic masculinity”. Scamander is not The Chosen One (like Harry or Luke Skywalker)…he’s a male hero who is emotional and nurturing and whose strengths are vulnerability, sincerity, and sensitivity.

It’s funny, when I was reading Harry Potter with my kids, we talked a lot about the flaws in Harry’s heroism, e.g. how his hotheadedness frequently put him and his friends into danger. But I didn’t notice how much of strong and vulnerable hero Scamander was. I’m gonna have to go back and watch this again.
personality  personhood  masculinity  movies  film  harry_potter 
yesterday by lukeneff
The Adorkable Misogyny of The Big Bang Theory - YouTube
On top of being a fantastic close read, this video also introduces the concept of "lampshading" which is a great articulation of "ironic" racism/sexism/etc.
2017  sexism  misogyny  gender  social_theory  video  popculture  masculinity  nerd_culture 
3 days ago by chritter
Own, Apologize, Repair: Coming Back to Integrity | Dating Tips for the Feminist Man
About a common, inappropriate but understandable reaction men (or white people) have to being confronted about harm they have done to another person. In their discomfort, they lash out and expect others to apologize/do emotional labor to assuage the discomfort they are feeling from being confronted.
feminism  relationships  masculinity  dating  rape  BED  race 
9 days ago by atelathehun
Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America - The New York Times
The strongest thing a man can do is cry. To expose your feelings, to be vulnerable in front of the world. That’s real strength. You know, you feel like you gotta be this guarded person. That’s not real. It’s fake.
masculinity  vulnerability  jay-z 
12 days ago by lwhlihu
Race and masculinity: How backward stereotypes continue to shape my experience of the gay scene
I think it’s great to see that society and the gay community is coming around to a point where how you speak, dress or look doesn’t define the sort of man you are. But I’m not naïve. We’re heading in the right direction but I still feel that for many gay men there is some underlying need to adopt and, in turn, desire to see, traditional masculine traits in their partners.

I’m not saying this is right or acceptable, and at times I have been guilty of thinking the same.

But playing for The Kings Cross Steelers (the world’s first gay and inclusive rugby club, based in London) has helped me to evolve my conceptions of masculinity. I have seen 10st twinks fearlessly take down 18st hulking props, only to see both then dress up in drag at club socials. It’s a beautiful thing to watch, and in my opinion equally as attractive and “masculine.”
by:ChrisKang  from:Attitude  masculinity  LGBT  racism  society 
14 days ago by owenblacker
What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?
Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V. S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman Mailer, Ezra Pound, Caravaggio, Floyd Mayweather, though if we start listing athletes we’ll never stop.
feminism  politics  masculinity 
14 days ago by neilscott
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity
He argues that the concept of “toxic masculinity” has four main components: suppression of anything stereotypically feminine; suppression of emotions related to vulnerability, like fear, sadness, or helplessness; male domination over women and other men; and aggression.
culture  gender  masculinity  education 
21 days ago by nsfmc

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