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Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

Created: 12/01/20

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davinamw

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Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?


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lorrained

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RE: Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

It seems that Joe's interpretation of "masculinity" was more of a "brotherhood" mentality and following a male rule book of the rules of the road. Accomplished masculinity may often be construed as macho, extraordinarily successful, on top of the game type thing. It was good to see him get more in touch with what a complete male countenance would reflect.


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carolt

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RE: Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

Did this book even have anything to do with masculinity? Or just being human? Joe certainly wasn't - and isn't - macho; but is that really masculinity, or just bravado?


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peggyt

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RE: Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

I think being sensitive and being masculine are traits that can coexist perfectly well. The problem for Joe was that his dad was macho/masculine and tried to make Joe be the same and belittled him when he was different.


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marks

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RE: Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

What I liked about Joe was that his masculinity was not compromised by his sensitivity. In that sense, he does not fit the mold of the typical masculine character, but that isn't a bad thing. It sill amazes me how some men see any shred of sensitivity as a flaw.


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beckys

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RE: Joe is a sensitive character. How would you describe his relationship to masculinity? How do you think the constructs of a masculine society affect Joe's self-esteem?

I personally, think sensitivity is the best trait of masculinity. I don't think it effects a mans masculinity in the least, but I do find a difference between sensitivity and being a wuss.. and I thought Joe carried both of these traits.


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