Psychology & Psychiatry

How challenging masculine stereotypes is good for men

A man sits in a doctor's office after months of his wife's increasingly desperate pleas for him to seek professional help for his constant coughing. In the end, she was the one who booked his appointment and even drove him ...

Health

Veganism and masculinity

Meat has long been thought to guarantee masculinity. How gender is defined by diet during the "veggie boom" is explained by Professor of Sociology, Tanja Paulitz, and her research associate, Martin Winter.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Macho men' skewing pain studies

Hyper masculine men, who exhibit traits such as competitiveness and aggressiveness, may be more likely to take part in pain research – and it could be skewing our understanding of how women and men experience pain differently.

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Masculinity

Masculinity is, according to Collins Dictionary, possessing qualities or characteristics considered typical of or appropriate to a man. The term can be used to describe any human, animal or object that has the quality of being masculine. When masculine is used to describe men, it can have degrees of comparison—more masculine, most masculine.

The opposite can be expressed by terms such as unmanly or epicene. A typical near-synonym of masculinity is virility (from Latin vir, man); and the usual complement is femininity.

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