Masculinity on TV, from NPR

1 Oct

This is a short piece that claims television now has narrower representations of masculinity than femininity. I’m not sure about the comparison to femininity, but it is an interesting starting point to discuss representations of masculinity on TV aimed at college students.

“Tonight, CBS premieres How To Be A Gentleman, a brainless buddy comedy presenting a dichotomy in which men can be either delicate, ineffectual, sexless weaklings or ill-mannered but physically powerful meatheads. Says this show — over and over, in both its marketing and in its actual dialogue — there are gentlemen, and there are real men, and each might need to be a little more like the other.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/09/29/140915714/congratulations-television-you-are-even-worse-at-masculinity-than-femininity?sc=fb&cc=fp

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