scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 939
Imagine a man wearing a dress to a wedding reception and crying at the moment the couple are announced husband and wife Is a man wearing a dress and crying a little too feminine in a situation like a wedding The point is should boys ever act and be like girls Cooper Thompson who wrote A New Vision of Masculinity proposes to change the masculinity in males by socializing boys more like girls Leonard Eron qtd in Thompson 70 Thompson also claims traditional masculinity is life threatening if used to exploit and dominate others 69 He considers replacing the old views of masculinity with a new form where men and women can be equal by teaching males at an early age in schools to avoid violence and aggression while learning to accept feminine qualities Thompsons views of traditional masculinity being harmful to society are wrong His limited vision allows him to see the positive sides of men and their masculinity Violence and aggression are never taught in public schools but those actions are stopped at the instant a fight starts or unfair competition arises The problems that occur in society are not because of male masculinity but by unselfish acts and carelessness The focus should not be on changing the views of masculinity because it does no harm to our society now Thompson defines traditional masculinity as having independence pride resiliency self-control and physical strength and these qualities create competitiveness toughness aggressiveness and power 67 He continues to point out that these qualities lead men and boys to having homophobia and misogyny hatred of gay men and women because of their feminine qualities The traditional views of masculinity that Thompson states are indeed positive qualities for males provided that they are not manifested in obsessive ways Therefore it is not harmful or dangerous except for very specific situations of war terrorist or crimes On the other hand males tend to
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA