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Re: [CHAT] Beards, tattoos, barbershops & craft beers

Where do you think the pressures that face men today come from? Is it the media, the opposite sex, or themselves?

 

I work and study in variety of places with a variety of cultures which have a variety of masculinities. And most of the time I dont really care if I am being highly masculine or non masculine, theres going to be people who are 'more manly' and 'less manly'.

 

But the time when I do feel the pressure, is the media, facebook, instagram etc.......and I think it hits me when you see photos of for example on my facebook feed tonight kickboxing ring girls next to super masculine MMA fighters (just an example that popped up on my newsfeed a few minutes ago Smiley Tongue)

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Re: [CHAT] Beards, tattoos, barbershops & craft beers

Keep the great responses coming guys.

 

Time for the next question.

 

4. Are the expectations of a man unfair in today’s society?

 

Yes, absolutely, but of course, let’s not forget that the expectations of women are also unfair. Both genders are socialised to think that they have to behave a certain way in order to make friends, find a partner, or progress in a career. What do you guys think?

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Re: [CHAT] Beards, tattoos, barbershops & craft beers

Are the expectations of a man unfair in today’s society?

I would have to say the expectations of all people are probably unfair, the mixed messages that get thrown around demand impossible things of everyone, men included
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agreed @FItzChivalry

 

They're all unrealistic expectations and we just wear ourselves out by trying to meet them!

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4. Are the expectations of a man unfair in today’s society?

 

Yes.  I think the expectations for men are too high and expectations for women are too low in general.  I've always wondered how these started.  There must've been a time where there weren't gender stereotypes like these.

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I agree with feeling pressure through social media and things that come up on a daily basis. I see photos of men that make me feel so inadequate sometimes
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//
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Re: [CHAT] Beards, tattoos, barbershops & craft beers

4. Are the expectations of a man unfair in today’s society?

 

In my experience, people are really accepting of other individuals. But I think Im fortunate in the areas that I live and work, especially with younger generations who are usually quite open and progressive

 

im sure theres plently of room for improvement though, but i think its not too bad at the moment, but thats just me in my small environment Smiley Tongue

 

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alright guys, the library at uni is closing so I have to go home now! See you all next time Smiley Very Happy

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Re: [CHAT] Beards, tattoos, barbershops & craft beers

@FootyFan26

 

it's interesting to think about a time when there weren't gender stereotypes, but in-fact they have been far worse than they are today! We still have a long way to go.

 

 

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@FootyFan26 It is sad to see these stereotypes are being used today but I believe they are fading! Men are no longer expected to do everything and women are no longer thought to be able to do nothing Smiley Tongue