The term hybrid masculinity is a feminist academic term that refers to the compromises that men supposedly make to adhere to traditional male gender norms (being an economic provider, being tough, being stoic, contempt for femininity, etc.) in a post-industrial, post-feminist and increasing post-work society where the opportunity to exhibit traditionally masculine behavior is shrinking, and the traditionally divided male and female realms are merged or merging.
Men who adopt "hybrid masculinity" incorporate behaviors and ideals traditionally regarded as effeminate into their identity. Men who adhere to "hegemonic masculinity" are said to believe there is only one rigid definition of masculinity. As such, they attempt to stick to this strict masculine identity as much as possible. Feminist academics seem divided on whether self-described incel forum users are practitioners of "hegemonic," "hybrid," or even "protest" masculinity (low-status men adhering to traditional masculine norms via violent behavior).
Feminists seem to typically distrust men who adopted "hybrid masculinity," seeing their non-masculine veneer as just a front for conventional "toxically masculine" behaviors.
Original Softboy Definition[edit | edit source]
Which was written by Alan Hanson.
“”He is emotionally intelligent [but] He is still a dick.”
Hybrid Masculinity Definition[edit | edit source]
From societypages.org and the Men and Masculinities journal:
“”Simply put, men are behaving differently, taking on politics and perspectives that might have been understood as emasculating a generation ago”[...]“however, we argue that research shows that this is most often happening in ways that don’t actually fundamentally alter gender and sexual inequality or masculine dominance” and “hybrid masculinities are better understood as obscuring”
Conclusion[edit | edit source]
Both above definitions both mean: “feminine”, but you havent cut your balls off yet, so you are still oppressive and problematic.
(Reminder to insert the images of feminine-cels threatening suicide because women hate that they look feminine)
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ https://medium.com/s/can-we-talk/have-you-encountered-the-softboy-7e95e2c7f3e7
- ↑ https://thesocietypages.org/girlwpen/2014/04/02/making-sense-of-changes-in-masculinity/
- ↑ https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1097184X17706401?fbclid=IwAR0MLhbKbMhas0X86SL4GxNhtL6-05tACCHgSJfozjotviJRM6uCSyZkvVU