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NCFM Honorary Member Peter Allemano article published in NEW MALE STUDIES: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

December 7, 2011
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The Bold, Independent Woman Of Today and the “Good” Men and Boys in Her Life: A Sampling of Mainstream Media Representations

Peter Allemano

 

Abstract

For decades, there has been an abundance of negative portrayals of men and boys in mainstream media, but here and there, especially in recent years, ostensibly “positive” portrayals have also been presented of exemplary men and good little boys who devote themselves to fulfilling females’ wishes and expectations. Although we cannot help but notice the “good” male’s existence (in movies, for example), we nevertheless pay little attention to him as an individual. Such representations of the “good” male do merit our attention, because upon examination, his psychological mindset is peculiar and ought to perplex us. We need to ask some hard questions about this representation. How does the “good” male image influence our attitudes toward the male sex in general? What does it teach boys about their futures, in adulthood? One unusual recent mainstream movie challenges the prevailing “good” male image and strongly suggests that there exists a far better and more realistic way to affirm the male sex’s best qualities.

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NOTE: the italicization and underlining of the word “male” above is due to the word being a “keyword” and is not the emphasis of the author.

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One Response to NCFM Honorary Member Peter Allemano article published in NEW MALE STUDIES: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

  1. Kratch on December 8, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    "Bold, independent woman of today", I think changing woman to girl is more appropriate, given the perpetual acknowledgment of the "perpetual adolescence". Plus I think it makes a more fitting acronym.

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