Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Never-Ending Quest to Prove Masculinity

Joe Biden wants us to know (for the second time) he would have beat the hell out of Donald Trump in high school.

Donald Trump assures us he would take down Biden.

I'm reminded of Michael Kimmel's point about proving masculinity. The quest to prove one's manhood, sadly, never ends for many men. Here's Kimmel is his 1996 book Manhood in America. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


  1. Men are constantly trying to prove that they are the tougher guy. But could this because of society or evolution? Or are many of these "tough guys" really just insecure? I personally think it is a combination of all three.

  2. Hi Nam. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment. You bring up a good point about insecurity. We might say it's socially conditioned insecurity!