Quotes: masculinity

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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Freud says, Man fears that his strength will be taken from him by woman, dreads becoming infected with her femininity and then proving himself a weakling. Masculinity must fight off effeminacy day by day. Woman and nature stand ever ready to reduce the male to boy and infant.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
  • George Gilder
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    Surely women's liberation is a most unpromising panacea. But the movement is working politically, because our sexuality is so confused, our masculinity so uncertain, and our families so beleaguered that no one knows what they are for or how they are sustained.
  • Bell Hooks
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    The crisis facing men is not the crisis of masculinity, it is the crisis of patriarchal masculinity. Until we make this distinction clear, men will continue to fear that any critique of patriarchy represents a threat.
    Source: The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
  • Ben Schnetzer
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    The more comfortable men are with dealing with their own vulnerability and their own ideas of masculinity and feeling emasculated, the healthier they are. It's a healthy thing to deal with.
  • George Gilder
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    Unlike femininity, relaxed masculinity is at bottom empty, a limp nullity. While the female body is full of internal potentiality, the male is internally barren. Manhood at the most basic level can be validated and expressed only in action.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
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