Monthly Archives: April 2011

Friday Link Post

A small round up of media and masculinity links from around the web to end out the week: k.d. lang and maintaining female masculinity via Justin Beiber as an alternative vision of masculinity via Duke Nukem minigame via … Continue reading

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Black Nationalism and Hip-Hop Music

When it comes to power and influence, it’s pretty safe to say that the white male reigns over all. However, when it comes to Hip-hop music, this concept gets flipped on its head. Hip-hop and Rap music was created by … Continue reading

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Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq’s ‘Good Man’ featuring everyone’s favourite “good man” from The Wire,  Chad Coleman, and ‘The Kids Are All Right’ actress Yaya DaCosta. This song paints a familiar picture of masculinity, wherein a “good man” plays the role of the … Continue reading

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Samantha from Sex and the City – “masculine” sexuality

  Samantha from SATC, from the get-go talks about fucking like a man. Sex with no strings attached. Pure physical enjoyment with no regrets or shame. Perhaps this type of masculinity is something we all can learn from? To some … Continue reading

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The Old Spice Guy

Someone had to do it! He is the epitome of everything a woman supposedly should want in a man – a beautiful chiselled body, athletic and tough like a man, but at the same time, he is a ladies man, … Continue reading

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“Men should act like men, and light beer should taste like beer. “

Milwaukee created these brilliant ads to illustrate their beer (and even their light beer) as a real man’s drink. These ads depict masculinity most importantly in contrast to what is considered feminine. The ad features men engaging in manly activities … Continue reading

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Patti Smith’s female masculinity

This lady is fantastic. She is the godmother of punk, raw and real. She broke through a male dominated music scene in the 70’s with her unique fusion of spoken word and punk. Her attitude and image is unflinching and … Continue reading

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How bromanic!

The “bro-mance” is a new genre that has gained popularity in the last few years. The genre has been made popular by director Judd Apatow of Freaks and Greeks, Superbad and Pineapple Express fame. The bromance explores homosociality and male … Continue reading

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Christian Domestic Discipline (Trigger warning)

This isn’t going to be easy. It flies in the face of all modern democracy, but many fundamentalist groups don’t actually believe in democracy. But hey, if you think the person who sold you that album this afternoon, or your … Continue reading

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Tender Masculinity in Fifty Dead Men Walking

Fifty Dead Men Walking is based on the true story of Martin McGarland, who was recruited to spy on the IRA during the Troubles in Ireland.  Just as the film shows that the conflict was not black and white, it … Continue reading

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