masculine protest


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masculine protest

[′mas·kyə·lən ′prō‚test]
(psychology)
The struggle to dominate, exhibited primarily by women but to some extent also by men, with the desire to escape identification with the feminine role.
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I locate the film's version of anti-consumerism in a long history of countercultural critique that depends on posing masculine protest against feminine conformity.
The film's social critique and its masculine protest is most clearly articulated in Tyler Durden's didactic pronouncements on the state of modern masculine selfhood: "We are the middle children of history, slaves with white collars, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables.
A world apart from the conventional understanding of black men caught up in masculine protests of violence, misogyny, and social alienation, these elderly men are unconcerned about - indeed, outrightly scornful of - displays of masculine posturing.