hypermasculine

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hypermasculine

(ˌhaɪpəˈmæskjʊlɪn)
adj
(Psychology) psychol characterized by an exaggeration of traditionally masculine traits or behaviour
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His quasi-masculinity was neither my own tomboyishness nor my father's hypermasculinity.
In interacting with these and other icons of hypermasculinity, Sola always marks his own masculinity as different from theirs.
The strutting, preening, swaggering, and hypermasculinity of bachelor (sub)cultures also transcend the boundaries of time and space, and such conduct seems designed to impress potential mates and to intimidate competitors.
Hypermasculinity (and hyperfemininity) can be fun when limited to the bedroom and other erotic zones, but when the aestheticization and eroticization of machismo enters the national political sphere proper in the way it has today, we should be perhaps less flip and a bit more reflective and critical.
As Michael Kimmel points out, one result of the Vietnam War was that the soldier, the previously reliable symbol of masculinity, became stigmatized for acting out an "excessive and false hypermasculinity," changing the view of the soldier from having "manly virtue" to being "a failed man.
The young fans who count the Milestone books among their favorites do so because they offer an alternative to the extreme of hypermasculinity - or, as one reader put it, "With Milestone it isn't always the guy with the biggest arms that wins.
In the context of the early seventies, however, everything - not only the black street culture and hypermasculinity on which the Panthers thrived but the course of the war in Vietnam and the disarray of the white left - favored the former.
Extrapolating Brannon's theory of masculine ideology to a more extreme population of men, researchers have defined hypermasculinity as the inflation of stereotypic masculine attitudes and behaviors involving callous attitudes toward women, and the belief that violence is manly and danger is exciting (Mosher & Sirkin, 1984).
We argue that the hegemonic hypermasculinity has negatively affected women's relationships with their spouses and that we can see these effects evident in the ill health of women.
Additional norms include hypermasculinity, group cohesion and collectivism, rigid hierarchy, and emotional compartmentalization (Hall, 2008, 2011).
Hypermasculinity, state violence, and family well-being in Zimbabwe : an Africana feminist analysis of maternal and child health.
In considering Voulkos's sculpture, it seems impossible to overlook the hypermasculinity evident in its rawness, its size, and its aggressive antipathy to any of the traditional elegance of ceramics.