But for those of us seeking to understand our masculinity in ethical terms, as a force for good, there is only one model.
Lizzie Crocker reports on the ‘code of masculinity’ and why the gendering of violence may be the key to preventing massacres.
Inherent, but perhaps like many things in today's masculinity, misconstrued.
This is a completely heteronormative presumption that masculinity is a quality only exuded by men who have sex with women.
I was a student of masculinity from a very young age, (perhaps even as I bathed in a hormone cocktail in the womb).
The effeminacy in his own nature had from the first both shrunk from and been attracted by the masculinity in Brandon.
Our former ideas of femininity and of masculinity were faulty.
There were times when she regretfully suspected in Sylvia a lack of proper womanliness, a taint almost of masculinity.
Poor old Pa was the shining example of masculinity in her eyes.
It would be unfair to give my readers an idea that masculinity alone was our highest ideal for woman.
mid-14c., "belonging to the male grammatical gender;" late 14c., "of men, male," from Old French masculin "of the male sex" (12c.), from Latin masculinus "male, of masculine gender," from masculus "male, masculine; worthy of a man," diminutive of mas (genitive maris) "male person, male," of unknown origin. Meaning "having the appropriate qualities of the male sex, manly, virile, powerful" is first attested 1620s. As a noun from mid-15c.
masculinity mas·cu·lin·i·ty (mās'kyə-lĭn'ĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being masculine.
Something traditionally considered to be characteristic of a male.
masculine mas·cu·line (mās'kyə-lĭn)
Of or relating to men or boys; male.
Suggestive or characteristic of a man.