The results of this can be seen with so may mass shootings happening in America today, and most of them have been done by men. Saturday, November 3, RA 3. Notify me of new comments via email. Kimmel tells his readers when men stifle their feelings, they are actually hurting themselves in the long run. The Guy Code is a wonderful analysis explaining Michael Kimmels views on the pressures guys are put under to act a certain way. Kimmel is a sociologist, he has written or edited more than a dozen books on men and masculinity as well as editing the journal Men and Masculinity. It’s all good”
Who are they trying to impress? Men are scared of what other men will say or think about them regardless of the situation, the guy code actually causes more harm than good to these young men. Newer Post Older Post Home. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram. It’s better to be mad then sad, 3. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The article was part of a book he wrote in , written about men ages sixteen to twenty six and directed towards anyone interested in gender and how it relates to masculinity and men.
I also agree with the women’s responses when asked how to know if a guy is gay or not. A second source supports why men try to look masculine so they will not be perceived as gay.
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Kimmel provides wonderful examples and I personally believe the statements he got from some of his male students added a lot of power and proved his point very well. Masculine images typically convey power, strength, virility, athleticism, and competitiveness.
When he asked some of his male students what would happen if they refused to follow the guy code, he got answers such as, “‘I would lose my friends’, ‘get beat up’, ‘I’d be ostracized’, ‘loose my self esteem’.
I’ve read this same article and I really enjoyed your interpretation of it. Kimmel supports this idea when nichael explains how Drew, a twenty-four-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts, was bullied. This essay really opened my eyes and helped me realize that there is an unsaid list of rules that mostly all males follow.
The second scholarly source supports the idea that men must not be to effeminate or they will be labeled as gay. As a reader, after finding out all of his experience with this topic I felt he was very creditable and knew exactly what he was talking about. The barber said bffore the boys dad, he was a wimp for crying and he needed to stay away from his mom and the boys dad decided after that, his child was spending more time with him and less time with his mother because he was scared of his son being a mamas boy.
They will rarely show kindness or any form of compassion. It is interesting to trace it back and explore where these rules originated.
The results of this can be seen with so may mass shootings happening in America today, and most of them have been done by men. You are commenting using your WordPress. The Guy Code is an essay by Michael Kimmel. Two scholarly articles that support the two issues being explored are as follows.
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“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code
It’s easy to think the majority of guys are just assholes but now I have a better understanding why they act they way they do. Ethos is defined by his experience dealing with the issues men face with their masculinity. This suppressed lifestyle leaves men bottled up with emotion and this can lead to depression and mental illness. It’s all good” Kimmel tells his readers that men are taught to be tough and never show feelings from an early age.
“‘Bros Before Hoes’: The Guy Code”
He explains that in men’s eyes, women have almost no place on the social ladder so it is useless for a man to be defined by a woman. Kimmel believes these issues are caused from the guy code because in boys as young as three, were taught that “their connection to mother will emasculate them, turn them into a mamas boy” Towards the end of the article he uses cause and effect, which discusses the effect that the boy code has on men as they mature.
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Some males find pleasure in hurting others by bullying them and overtaking them. Men Bully other men to be perceived as tough. Skip to content Menu Home About Contact. Saturday, November 3, RA 3.