Those who are unconscious before anyone in the group is seemed to be less manly because he cannot tolerate drinking compared to everyone else. This risky behavior in dealing with Nhau is also a way to display manhood for young men. Boys who are about to becoming men look up to the expectations of how real men should behave. Masculinity characteristics include strong, bold, and invincible, should be the standing point for all young men to become adult males. Drinking tolerance is not only the drive for winning but also a rite of passage in turning young men into the real
Devaluing The “Important” Cultural Values The culture one grows up in determines most of their values and cultural practices. Michael Kimmel’s essay, “‘Bros Before Hos’: The Guy Code,” depicts the practices of masculinity. Kimmel focuses on the idea that masculinity is not a biological and natural occurrence, rather older men and role models enforce the “Guy Code”. This code often results in men ostracizing other men, which is harmful for society as a whole. However, since masculinity is unnatural, it can be changed.
When do we finally say enough is enough? When do we finally say stop letting us be killed? When do we finally say, as men, to let us be who we want? Men in society have been faced with the idea that we are not strong enough, tough enough, attractive enough, brave enough, or good enough. Society has placed a stigmatism on men that we are the ones who must shove our emotions down and not bring up the emotions that are killing us.
Hobbes says that man is the same way essentially. Men have a need to dominant and take over those that are inferior. Man has a need to cause other bat... ... middle of paper ... ...In Hobbes world, happiness is not possible because of the selfish desires of man. Men have a constant need for dominance, competition, and being recognized.
Hobbes has a pessimistic view on life, believing that men live to benefit themselves and simply wish to dominate or destroy others. Locke views men as a a individual governed by reason and logic. He believes that people desire to coexist as they all mutually benefit from it. Although these two men are both contractarians, this view on man has made large differences between their ideals, even though they are originally based off the same ideas. In fact, one could make the argument that they contrast each other in this sense.
Throughout millenniums, people have tried to figure out the causation for human behaviors. Michael Kimmel and Dave Barry have written pieces focusing on this subject, particularly about men. In the excerpt “‘Bros Before Hos’: The Guy Code” from Michael Kimmel’s book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, he wrote that men act they way they do due to other men’s judgements. In the introduction “Guys vs. Men” from Dave Barry’s humor book Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, he wrote that guys act they way they do because of strong internal drives and lack of deep thought. Although both Kimmel and Barry have similar views on the actions of men, they have different approaches to the reasoning behind their actions: Kimmel believes they are caused by fear of breaking societal norms, and Barry believes they are caused by guys’ internal drives.
He also here appears to imply a value judgement- that the media intended to influence the shaping of men and through an idealised perception. Thirdly he argues that in the late 1980’s the new man was repressed and that the retributive man was the public face of masculinity. While the validity of Rutherford’s arguments in his own time is certainly open to debate for its inaccuracies and oversimplification over the portrayal of masculinity, it is contended that much of it is also invalid when applied to the contemporary media portrayal of men. It is proposed, here, that while the modern media still utilises these polarised images of man, it allows for a more well-developed and rounded conception to be ordained- masculinity is not necessarily conceived as one or another. It is also contended that these images are also not always used as an ideal, as Rutherford naively argues- there portrayal in the modern media is used for more than aspiration in purpose.
The fragile conscious of man can be easily exploited – man is susceptible to corruption, and decay of morality. All of the righteous valour of man can be altered to become disreputable. Man can be drastically changed after being given power; the strength to continue on a path of justice and honour is difficult when tasked with grueling choices. Abraham Lincoln once proclaimed, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”. This proves an accurate depiction of human nature, as humans can show themselves as either virtuous or vicious given the situation they are involved.
Chamberlain also explains that male gamblers often exhibit the aforementioned risk-taking behavior. The "traditional image" of manhood appears to be little more than a violation of common sense. The purpose for this behavior is often to attract a mate, and in the past, it would have served a m... ... middle of paper ... .... To quote Thomas Jefferson, "In matters of principle, stand like a rock." A man can choose not to take unnecessary risks. He can openly express his emotions.
“The desire to be alone seems to be saying that there is something wrong with him” (Theroux 508). And still to this day in age if men have a desire to be alone society can easily assume something is wrong with them. Men having to be open-minded have in a sense let go of that macho man attitude that was once respected by