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Sexual Identity in Relation to Masculinity

by

Jyheem Rodriguez




. The idea of masculinity was familiarly characterized by male nude statues, which as an object also challenged the idea of how men are expected to act, feel, dress, style, and hold the posture of one’s own body. The development of queer art questioned gender norms; gender norms being socially constructed ideas and expectations of how to ‘be’ a man or woman. ‘Queer art’ refers to the art of homosexual (gay or lesbian) imagery based upon issues that evolved from gender and identity politics during the late 1900’s. Male masculinity is based on race, class and gender and sex based concepts of masculinity. Within different races, males are viewed as dominant and a threat, mostly within the African American culture



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