hypermasculinity

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Definition

Exaggerated image of hegemonic masculinity, mainly in the media. It overemphasises the ideals, such as physical strength, aggression and sexuality set out for men, thereby reinforcing them.

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Source(s)

1) Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (2009). Glossary of Gender-Related Terms. Available at: http://www.medinstgenderstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/Gender-Glossary-u...

2) EIGE experts.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1251