Social Construction of Masculinity and Femininity Term Paper by Top Papers

Social Construction of Masculinity and Femininity
A definition and discussion of several terms related to masculinity and femininity.
# 134405 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Gender and Sexuality (Transgender) , Sociology (General)

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This paper is a series of one-page responses that both define and discuss the terms hegemonic masculinity, ideal femininity, compulsory heterosexuality, and transgendered sexuality. Each term is discussed on a single page. The paper relates that class notes on the "Brandon Teena/Tina Brandon case were used to complete part of this assignment.

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"Both Rose Acker and Judith Lorber use the term "hegemonic masculinity." Lorber makes brief mention of the term, explaining that the masculinity of the male body itself is what makes men superior to women. The celebration of the male form over that of women, therefore, is what makes it possible for men to dominate women. Acker uses the same source as Lorber for this term, so it is not difficult to understand why their observations are so similar. Acker defines hegemonic masculinity as being the kind of male that is similar to comic..."

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