WA 2 - A Man's Masculinity Susan Bordo is a passionate...

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A Man’s Masculinity Susan Bordo is a passionate writer as she writes about the male body on display. Bordo’s section Rocks and Leaners from her essay “Beauty (Re) Discovers the Male Body” defines what it means to be a man. She uses many ideas from many ads that depict what she means by her terminology. Bordo defines the rock as a stare-down pose, shouting you can’t touch me to the viewer. The leaner is another pose that allows the viewer to feel like the presented is asking for them. The leaner pose says the words take me. There’s a big difference between the poses of the rock which says don’t touch me and the leaner pose which speaks take me. Many will perceive the rock pose as the real man. Bordo states in her essay “…in ancient Greece, boys are permitted to be seductive, playful, to flirt with being “taken.” Men must still be in command.” (188). Separating the poses as the rock to be a representation of a man and the leaner to be a boy. Whether the posed is presenting the rock, the leaner or any other display of the male body in the remaining sections of Bordo’s essay, it is still a presentation of the male
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENL 101 taught by Professor Lincoln during the Fall '07 term at UMass Dartmouth.

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WA 2 - A Man's Masculinity Susan Bordo is a passionate...

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