¿DOES BEING GAY MAKE US MORE ‘MASCULINE?’

37798989_283696505714166_2908363647384289280_nOne trait commonly associated with masculinity is the behaviour of seeking other male attention for approval. Think team sports, it’s all about dude-on-dude approval.

But gay guys often strive to achieve a similar end, also regularly seeking validation from other men. The tactics may differ, however.

Does that make gay men, by definition, hyper-masculine?

Perhaps a more fitting question is: Why does society place a value system on gendered traits, historically rewarding the masculine and downgrading the feminine?

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