The lyrics of “Often” also provide an increased sense of masculinity found in the music video. For instance The Weeknd says “infatuated by the fame status”, which can easily be translated to men desiring to attain wealth in which they can use to show off their masculinity. One art...
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...lity comes out. An article done by Kristie A. Ford speaks on how “fake masculinity can be used to achieve real masculine behavior” (Ford 13). In other words the fake masculinity which is the soft voice and the choice of clothing, are used to achieve real masculine desires which is sex. So even though Devor says that men are viewed as masculine by looking aggressive, intimidating who carry a heavy voice, R&B singers use tactics which contradict that masculinity Devor speaks of in order to achieve something regarded as much more masculine, Sexual intercourse with multiple women. Adding to this One article published in Belgium states that “The Weeknd refrains to representing postmodern exaggerations of hegemonic males”. Or, The Weeknds ' soft “feminine” approach to women go against that in which society views as a dominant male which he uses as a ruse to attract women..
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