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Uncertain Masculinities: Is the Modern World Feminising Men?

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Uncertain Masculinities: Is the Modern World Feminising Men? Hypothesis Until recently, a man's life was largely charted for him. His work, his role in the home and society, even his appearance and sexuality were arguably constructed for him. However, we live in a world, which increasingly favours "Feminine" characteristics. Forceful, "macho" management styles are out of favour at work and men are encouraged to express their feelings and be concerned about their appearance. ...read more.

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This article written by John Arlidge uses a comic approach that appeals to the usual reader of this magazine while the other research material I have also chosen, a book named 'Uncertain Masculinities' by Mike O'Donnell and Sue Sharpe gives a more profound and lengthened view of this topic. While the book uses many different studies and gives a more serious approach to changing masculinities I feel that the article is more useful as it uses relevant experiences by women and gives a clear distinction ...read more.

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They've given up curry, larger and sleeping around in favour of getting touchy-feely fit and into Friends." Three separate sections then back this up the first one being about Mr Commitment who "wants to marry you and have 'our baby' after two weeks and he's not afraid to tell you." Included in these sections are experiences of different women such as Anna a shop manager from Bolton who on a first date overheard a conversation where he was telling his mum he was bringing her home for Christmas to 'meet the family' ...read more.

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