how to become a symbol for single girls who want to feel independent and powerful all while being married and having a child: a book by beyonce
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"A study on masculinity and aggression from the University of South Florida found that innocuous – yet feminine – tasks could produce profound anxiety in men. As part of the study, a group of men were asked to perform a stereotypically feminine act – braiding hair in this case - while a control group braided rope. Following the act, the men were given the option to either solve a puzzle or punch a heavy bag. Not surprisingly, the men who performed the task that threatened their masculinity were far more likely to punch the bag; again, violence serving as a way to reestablish their masculine identity. A follow-up had both groups punch the bag after braiding either hair or rope; the men who braided the hair punched the bag much harder. A third experiment, all the participants braided hair, but were split into two groups: those who got to punch the bag afterwards and those who didn’t. The men who were prevented from punching the bag started to show acute signs of anxiety and distress from not being able to reconfirm their masculinity."
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Doctor Nerdlove, "When Masculinity Fails Men" (via sepiacircus)
#men are so fucking stupid #jesus christ
yeah people always try to frame this as wow it’s so hard being a man :( but like
you’re gonna freak out because you can’t punch something after braiding hair. I don’t give a shit what kind of cruel socialization you think you get that is some narcissistic bullshit. men are pathetic.
yooo this is so not okay??? men are taught from a young age that masculinity is in violence and power. calling them stupid and pathetic doesn’t change their way of thinking. we need to stop teaching our children that being violent is a part of being a man- this is actually not their fault but the media’s endless circle on what is “man” and what isn’t. just like women are also expected to uphold certain traits/reactions men are put under the same pressure for different circumstances.