The Mexican Culture And Hegemonic Masculinity

1572 Words Nov 21st, 2015 7 Pages
In the United States of America and across the world, do not accept homosexuality. It is considered a sin. It is rejected among many cultures. In the Mexican culture, hegemonic masculinity: the way a man uses control and power over others, presents a series of roles, attitudes and traits that men need to follow to be considered a man in society. Some of these traits are physical strength, goal oriented, having control and being the breadwinner of the family. When a man in the Mexican culture shows signs of homoerotic desires, they are basically put into a subordinate position in regards to other men in that culture. “In Mexico men are socialized under strict gender norms, where what is considered “feminine” is rejected...” (Lorano-Verduzco2015). In Mexico, the word homophobia has been associated with hegemonic masculinity as it allows other men to be perceived as more manly or masculine than other men. As Lorano-Verduzco pointed out “Mexican men are more homophobic than women, and that traditional masculine traits are associated with higher levels of homophobia than traditional feminine traits”.
As homosexuality occurs, the extent to which it becomes a social problem varies with the attitudes that are taken by different cultures. One attitude that is taken into consideration is the difference between a passive homosexual or an active homosexual. Depending on the which type of homosexual that man decides to be, he will be subjected to a strong social condemnation or is…
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