hypermasculinity

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

Definition

An 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.

See also: hegemonic masculinity

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.

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