Talk:Aging and Masculinity

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Comment005:38, 27 July 2019
Wiki Discussion-Aging and Masculinity003:51, 27 July 2019
Comment021:37, 26 July 2019


I enjoyed reading your wiki page discussing the connection between masculinity and aging. I never previously thought of the concept that as men age, their masculinity somewhat decreases. It is also very interesting to me when you referred to a study which examined how older men define their masculinity in relation to how close or far they are from femininity or sexuality. I see that you say the state of aging men relating aging with demasculinization in Western cultures but what about men from other parts of the world? If there is a study comparing the perspective of aging men from North America to aging men in Europe or Asia, it would be quite fascinating to see how men from other parts of the world feel differently or similarly in this topic of masculinity.

SarahSemkow (talk)05:38, 27 July 2019

Wiki Discussion-Aging and Masculinity


I found this topic quite informative and interesting as I did not have much knowledge on aging and masculinity. I liked how you picked a topic is not often explored in the media. I think there is often way too much focus on female aging and beauty in our current society that we don't consider to the same depth for men. I was interested in the cycle that you included on the wiki page. I would recommend expanding on the next few parts of the cycle after Hegemonic masculinity to explain the layers that contribute to masculine expectations (power, social, health, etc.) You briefly mentioned the notion of "demasculinizing" in your third paragraph. I think this would be another interesting sub-topic to explore for your final wiki page to add more perspectives to the discussion for your audience. Overall, great choice on the unique topic!

TinbleChu (talk)03:51, 27 July 2019

Hello, I found your topic regarding aging and masculinity very interesting. I never considered the way masculinity would be interpreted when men grew older. Of course there are extreme examples of elderly men who still push themselves in order to comply with traits of hegemonic masculinity, but what happens to those that simply grow older? I liked how you touched on the idea of anti-aging cream and how that ties into the notion of reducing the evidence of aging as a way of maintaining their masculinity. However, when reading your wiki, I wanted to know more about the concept of aging masculinity. Most of us are aware of the traits that define hegemonic masculinity in general, but I was wondering if there might be a shift in perception of masculinity when portrayed through an elderly man. Are there different traits that elderly men are expected to uphold and are there some that they are able to disregard, due to their old age?

TszLongWong (talk)21:37, 26 July 2019