29. Violence in Males

Violence is a negative side of masculinity the media gives us. Another side of masculinity the media gives us is popularity. I remember watching High School Musical with my sister when I was in middle school. I wanted to be as cool as Zac Efron was in the movie. The media can also portray young high school boys as confident, athletic, and very successful. Often times in movies you see high school quarter backs going after the captain on the cheerleading squad. From experience I understand that not every boy will have this confidence and the success of getting the hottest girl in school. In conclusion to masculinity, the media has shown me how not to act. I am fortunate enough that my sister exposed me to these movies. Because of these experiences, I have come to the realization that being a man is not just being violent and getting the girl. I believe being a man is much bigger than that. Being a man, is having a level of respect for everyone around you. Being a gentleman is what being a man is all about. Men in todays society do not often get the description as a gentleman. To me that is the greatest compliment a man can receive.  Compliments such as being strong or being a good athlete is not what being a man is all about and our society needs to understand. Young men need to gain knowledge of this subject.

 

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