machismo


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machismo

[mächis′mō]
(in psychology) a concept of the male that includes both desirable traits of courage and fearlessness and the dysfunctional behaviors of heavy drinking, seduction of women, and domineering and abusive spouse behavior.
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That is why readers may just be able to see their way to forgiving Lebanon's most outspoken and controversial feminist for, perhaps subconsciously, promulgating just the machismo she seeks to tear down.
Gender expectations in Mexico are especially interesting because of the ideology of machismo (5) that affects men's behaviors (Fragoso & Kashubeck, 2000; Gutmann, 1996, 1999; Montalvo & Garcfa, 2006) and marianismo (6) (Stevens, 1973) that affects women.
While machismo and charisma are out, personal toughness and
Although Corsillo claims a formal allegiance to Russian Constructivism, the planar austerity and bold machismo of his fragmented architectural forms more strongly recall the pre-World War I Vorticist paintings of Wyndham Lewis, in which buildings--arranged as precisely contoured verticals and diagonals--appear ready to collapse.
While Clint Eastwood wore his poncho with a certain amount of machismo he did have horses, saloons and that genuine wild west vibe to help him pull it off.
There is still a lot of machismo, a lot of discrimination here," says Laura Pagoni, a researcher at the Foundation for Women's Studies.
As to specifically southern practices, Carroll concludes that these stem from a prevalent masochism which in turn is a result of "father-ineffective" families, machismo, and the tie between male honor and female chastity.
The findings, presented at the American Sociological Association's 100th Annual Meeting in August, bolster the theory that men who are insecure about their masculinity overcompensate with machismo.
Cocky and controlling as she rides, the artist seems to ridicule the stiff machismo associated with cowboys.
There is a lot of foolish machismo surrounding these blasts.
The process was further complicated, says Linowitz, by the fragile machismo of General Torrijos who, if not for soothing phone calls from President Carter during Senate debate on the treaties, might have tabled the entire agreement because of the harsh criticism directed at him and his regime.
Songs include the surging "Scrap," a winking ode to machismo called "Man," and a pop anthem about suicide titled "Big Ass Rock.