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For men with marginalized masculinities, masculine privilege operates differently because they are privileged as men but hold at least one oppressed identity.
One of the exciting things about our generation is to see the variety of ways that men from all backgrounds are living beyond the confines of hegemonic masculinity.
For example, if boys and men do not meet the expectations of being a man they are often called homophobic or feminizing slurs.
These degradations work to police the boundaries of what is acceptable appearance and behavior for boys and men, which is one explanation as to why gender roles in our society are still rigidly defined and vigilantly enforced.
So you may be asking, “why a tab on men and masculinities on WGAC’s website?
” The short answer is we believe that gender plays an often hidden but highly important role in men’s lives, and that men can play a vital role in addressing inequality and violence.