wrestling with manhood

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Allison Monge Soc 390-001 04/02/08 “Wrestling with Manhood” Response According to the WWE (world wrestling entertainment), masculinity can best be demonstrated through being a bully, “a real man is a bully” inside the ring. Physical strength, invoking violence, intimidation, aggression, and never backing away from a fight or confrontation are just a few characteristics of the “real man” as glorified by the WWE. It is clear from watching just an hour of clips of WWE that the actor/wrestlers are seeking to be the best man. The emphasis on complete masculinity is astounding, “Be a man!,” “Are you a man or not?,” “I though you were a man.,” “Are you going to be a man or a little b****?,” and on and on. In the WWE, being a man also means completely emasculating any other male around. The goal is to completely subjugate opponents, and in the process pick out their weakness and use it to utterly humiliate them. “Fear and respect go hand in hand,” so whoever terrorizes and dominates the most people is king,
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