Analysis Of Pixar's 'New Man'

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The “New Man” as described by Ken Gillam and Shannon R. Wooden in Post Princess Models of Gender: The New Man in Disney/Pixar explains the way in which men are portrayed in children's films today and how that varies from older films. Contrasting this “New Man” are all the dangerous and traditional men Michael S. Kimmel describes in Gender, Class and Terrorism because these men are “uber macho males” as explained by Gillam and Wooden. Pixar’s “New Man” definition has evolved from the original definition of what it means to be male and have masculine qualities which escapes the rhetoric of masculinity(a term coined by Kimmel) which if incorporated into modern society would lessen negative events that happen in the world. When speaking of negative events that covers all damaging behavior that comes from following what C.J. Pascoe explains in “‘Dude, You’re a Fag”: Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse”. In Pascoe’s work he describes the way in which men treat each other to diminish each other's manhood.
When introduced to the world, Pixar’s “New Man” would be empowered by equality and would not demand power as well as leadership but would find strength in being a part of a team. Kimmel explains that alpha males in current society “continue to feel a seething resentment against women, whom they perceive as stealing their rightful place at the head of the table”(593). Gillam and Wooden “New Man” is exemplified by the character Mr. Incredible who “must embrace his own

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