unmanliness


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A reasonable corollary to the tacit argument in the novel concerning Seth's possible effeminacy and unmanliness might state, therefore, that if he makes no heteronormative sense, then he will surely not attain heteronormative manhood.
Such unmanliness, if left unchecked, might usher in a new world turned upside down, where women could speak, or strip off their clothes, without restraint, while men could only passively stand by in stunned silence.
Herzog's unmanliness is cast as part of his heroic journey into "hell" and not as sissiness, childishness, or womanly behaviour.
To Middle Eastern Muslim men's eyes, the beardless face of a European man looked perilously like a mukhannas--an adult man making himself look like an adolescent male--an abject figure of unmanliness.
vividly portrayed" in the Wakefield play, he concludes: "Although their role is similar to that of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross, they are not passive mourners but fiercely protective women justly accusing their oppressors of unmanliness.
Politics is struggle, and "it is sheer unmanliness and cowardice to shrink from the contest.
10) Coupled with an existent sissified American culture, the findings of numerous European and American social, legal, and medical reformers--whose research in same-sex eroticism declared homosexuality to be not only the result of psychic hermaphroditism, or the feminine soul in a male body, but also congenital and therefore present in a significant portion of society--had begun raising fears that unmanliness could imply sexual transgression as well.
In both The Conquest and The Homesteader, the character who exemplifies the unmanliness that impedes the progress of the Race is the protagonist's father-in-law, named McCraline in the earlier book and McCarthy in the later one.
If four men nail the heads of their penises to a butcher block with stainless steel needles while being photographed by an editor of a gay newsmagazine, The Advocate, are they manifesting an unhealthy psychotic internalization of their oppression as homosexual men, as Sheila Jeffreys, professor of political science at the University of Melbourne, suggests, (28) or are they instead performing a valuable and cathartic gay male initiation ritual that helps overcome the stigma of unmanliness associated with gay male sex?
Similarly, Frederic describes Ware's "surface" as the embodiment of manly maturity to drive home the irony of Ware's actual inner immaturity and unmanliness.
The thief, by definition a sneak thief, is merely the most common personification of unmanliness.
Yet such a move risks contaminating Romero with some of the traditional forms of unmanliness the novel wants to reject.
The keynote of one of his speeches, taken from the Bhagavad Gita, was "Yield not to unmanliness.
In a 1999 column in the Canadian daily The National Post, Crittenden winces at the unmanliness of fathers she watches at a playground fussing over young children and cooing at them in "unnaturally high" voices; she laments that she cannot imagine these New Dads in the role of warrior and suggests that their wives must be secretly yearning for real men.
After Dido sends her sister to fetch him back from his ship, Anna underlines the unmanliness of his desire to flee by remarking laconically, "'Twas time to runne, Aeneas had been gone,/ The saile were hoysing up, and he abourd" (4.