The pain and shame they feel and experience throughout childhood are both brought up until their adulthood, a they think they are inferior to straight men. Tey dare to avoid the shameful feeling, wen they are adults, b being in rage secretly to their bitter memories and extremely working to excel in arts, fshion and success. Trough the vast experience of Downs and psychological researches, te gay readers will be able to cope up with their extreme tendencies and understand the ways on how to control their lives (Todd Te tips on how to cope up for gays are compared later on to the masculinity standards written in the book entitled “Manhood in America”.
“anhood in America” is written by Michael Kimmel who is one of the leading researchers regarding masculinity nowadays. Kmmel had written twenty volumes or more that include some of the famous titles like The Politics of Manhood, Te Gender of Desire and The History of Men, Canging Men: Nw Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity, ad Men Confront Pornography. H also made some and one of them is entitled “Against the Tide: Po-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990” that focused on men throughout history who helped women gain equality.
I the study, hs book entitled will be used. Tat book was praised for a detailed presentation about masculinity. Mny positive reviews were made about that book that boosted its popularity. Sme of the reviews were even printed in famous newspapers, sch as The Washington Post, Te Los Angeles Times and The New York Times (Kimmel). O the succeeding paragraphs, ech chapter “The Velvet Rage” will be discussed and compared with “Manhood in America”.
Te “Velvet Rage” opens with part one which is about the source of the rage divided into three chapters. Te first chapter is about the secrecy during childhood. Dwns points out that the inner disturbance of gays started from childhood. H also points out that as all humans start as children, tey are dependent on their parents and avoid the possibility of putting shame on them. H also added that the fear of parental rejection would affect gays when they grow up (p.
Te reason for the shame that would be felt by the parents of gay children is the result of the views on masculinity as prevalent in the society that can be rooted in the history of America. Kmmel said that the...
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