By Peter F. Murphy
This Reader offers a world mix of the easiest vintage foundational items and up to date key works that examine masculinity from a feminist standpoint. The chapters study quite a lot of issues together with homosexual liberation, the men's stream, black and working-class masculinities, homophobia and the web.
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Maﬁa control of bars and baths in NYC is only one example of outside money controlling our institutions for their proﬁt. In San Francisco the Tavern Guild favors maintaining the ghetto, for it is through ghetto culture that they make a buck. We crowd their bars not because of their merit but because of the absence of any other social institution. The Guild has refused to let us collect defense funds or pass out gay liberation literature in their bars—need we ask why? Police or con men who shake down the straight gay in return for not revealing him; the bookstores and movie makers who keep raising prices because they are the only outlet for pornography; heads of ‘modeling’ agencies and other pimps who exploit both the hustlers and the johns—these are the parasites who ﬂourish in the ghetto.
Think it over. 3. Women’s liberation: They are assuming their equality and dignity and in doing so are challenging the same things we are: the roles, the exploitation of minorities by capitalism, the arrogant smugness of straight white male middle-class Amerika. They are our sisters in struggle. Problems and diﬀerences will become clearer when we begin to work together. One major problem is our own male chauvinism. Another is uptightness and hostility to homosexuality that many women have—that is the straight in them.
Pleck and Jack Sawyer. Copyright © 1974 PrenticeHall, Inc. 25 jack sawyer stereotype, men who believe they fall short don’t admit it, and each can think he is the only one. Stereotypes limit men’s perception of women as well as of themselves. Men learn to be highly aware of a woman’s body, face, clothes—and this interferes with their ability to relate to her as a whole person. Advertising and consumer orientations are among the societal forces that both reﬂect and encourage these sex stereotypes.