Why Men Become Men, And Other Theories by Robert Bransson Reflective Essay

Why Men Become Men, And Other Theories by Robert Bransson Reflective Essay

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“Why Men Become Men, and Other Theories” Robert Brannon’s essay, “Why Men Become Men, and Other Theories”, is about the human differences between males and females. It goes into great detail about the non-physical characteristics that makes humans masculine or feminine. He talks about how a male can be feminine or a female can be masculine. Since scientific theories are always being questioned, examined, and changed; the author talks about the new theory, “the sex-role theory”, and how a persons behaves under certain situations shows if ones masculine or feminine. Finally, he talks about how a “real” man is supposed to act: tough, powerful, fearless, and in control. My opinion on Robert Brannon’s essay is I enjoyed it and agreed with much of what he had to say. I liked how he started off with the traditional theory and then led into
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Unformatted text preview: the new theory. I agreed with many of his points such as words a man should never say. I disagreed with some of his points such as American men are becoming more sissy since the 1800s and 1900s. Overall I really enjoyed this essay by Robert Brannon and agreed with much of his statements. Are using certain words and certain actions really make you more masculine or feminine or does our society just see it that way? I believe that our society just sees it that way. All because a female knows how many players are on a baseball team does not make her more masculine it just means she knows something about baseball. If a man likes to wear expensive clothes it might not mean he is feminine it means he could just like nice clothes. Century after century certain things are looked at as masculine or feminine but its might not always be the case....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WR 121 taught by Professor Lucas during the Fall '08 term at University of Oregon.

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Why Men Become Men, And Other Theories by Robert Bransson Reflective Essay

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