SLGY 2265 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Performativity, Judith Butler, Intersectionality

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An idealized form of masculinity in a given historical setting. Involves maintenance of practices that institutionalize men"s dominance over women rules and one"s achievement of them is a source of men"s confusion and pain. Categories of men and women are constructed. Real men and women is a fiction. Gender is a performance; gender identity is an illusion. The identity a male must wear is one that does not cry, or share their emotions, but dominants everything in his life and are fighters. Men cannot be themselves, they are forced into the ideal masculine identity. Ideal masculinity is a concept that rejects everything feminine taught by society, school and their parents. Masculinity is often associated with athletic physique, economic success and sexual conquest. both of which always set up the boy for failure o . This kkeeps men silence, forced to follow the social constructions, always having to prove themselves.

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