Men try to change their body and thus their appearance of masculinity, but if they don’t measure up, they have to express masculinity in other, more damaging ways. Some men excessively weightlift, others diet, some diet and exercise, and these men are able to conform, at least physically, to the standard. Men who cannot meet physical standards overcompensate for this lack of physical strength and power by displaying and embodying masculinity through anger or violen...
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...rtisements. Caitlyn Jenner’s cover of Vanity Fair in 2015 started conversations about what it means to be transgender and in what ways femininity and masculinity can be expressed. This was a huge step in mainstream media and coverage of gender and body issues. However, these conversations are easily complicated by gender and race. We don’t hear or see much from transgender men in magazines, and Laverne Cox, a black transgender woman, was on TIME magazine in 2014, but there wasn’t nearly as much buzz about Cox’s cover. Despite changes and progress, we are not “there” yet. Despite increased representation of different bodies and genders, portrayals of male dominance and hegemonic masculinity persist. Men and women are still being hurt physically, emotionally, and psychologically because of bodily insecurities based on unattainable standards perpetuated by print media.
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