Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hip hop presents a very rigid and narrow version of manhood - one that suggests that to be a "real man" you must be strong and tough, you must have a lot of women and money, you must always be in control, and you must always dominate women and other men.

If you do not live up to these ideals, you will be ridiculed for not being man enough. You will be called names like "soft, weak and wimp".

This need to conform to the narrow definition of manhood in hip hop is a trap for men, boxing them int
o a restricted, unhealthy style of manhood and masculinity

With the first statement, i disagree, there are men that do not have them qualities but are still classed as 'real men' for example justin bieber is not strong and tough but he has lots of money and women. Also you could be poor ugly and not strong and tough but you could fight for the country and still get called a fake man?

With the second one i sadly agree, people tend to get more picked on if there not tough or don't get girls, because bullies tend to pick on the easier targets. Also its easier to pick on them because if there poor or don't get girls thats more ammunition to take the mic out of them.

I disagree with the third statement because not all men like hip hop but yet they could still be tough and get girls.

1 comment:

  1. I like the way that you pose your own questions, however detail and examples are required to fully respond to this statement.