I chose this topic because I feel I can have more information and resources to write this document set. As I was thinking about this work, I began asking myself questions- why does society expect men to act and behave autonomously and be in control and if they are not what society expects, they call them names such as gay, weak, timid or coward? Individual & Society – Film Assignment: “Tough Guise 2” No matter what, we are almost always talking about violence masculinity in America.
"Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinityy." Perf.
is an hour-long documentary about the “tough guy” archetype in American culture. Faced with such an anemic definition of masculinity, many American men resort to this, the only model they can think of.
His point is that this subject knows no ethnic bounds, but rather bounces around from culture to culture as each one looks , I would have suggested pumping in some politics.
The tough guy archetype—which is just as beloved as the American flag, apple pie, percocets and repetitive club music—also helps both men and women justify the abuse of economic and military power.
"Wrestling and Hyper-Masculinity." Jefferson: Mc Farland & Company, Incorporated Publishers, 2003.
"Violence Against Women." Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. Geopolitical events in the intervening years have, I feel, given new life to the oppressive and destructive idea that men are cold, hard, unforgiving, destructive and deadly. And it’s not just “psychos” and “sickos” who do these things, Katz argues.The phrase “tough guise” implies that the tough guy act is just that: an act. We use such terms because we don’t want to face the fact that the man-as-violent-machine is built into our “normal” culture from the ground up, and it’s a miracle more men don’t snap.REVIEW OF LITERATURE I started gathering information by watching movies that are much centered on masculinity and patriarchy and I also made a general search on masculinity. "Strange But True: Testosterone Alone Does Not Cause Violence." Scientific American (2007): 8. Katz points out that while pop culture seems to view Stern as a bold new voice of free expression, Stern’s objectification of women is actually just a draconian throwback. He also discusses the ways in which Blacks, Latinos, and Asians wear the tough guise, claiming that its genealogy may be rooted in Italian mafia movies like .He goes on to note that suburban white boys imitate urban “gangsta” culture in desperate pursuit of their own masculinity.They claim men produce testosterone which is a link to the violent lifestyle of men. I decided to look into these misconceptions and find out how true these could be so I read other literature that could be compared to my research. The current standard is the equivalent of an adolescent restricted to the diet of an infant.The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformative symptoms and could not properly mature on a diet of apple sauce and crushed pears.