“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code is an essay by Michael Kimmel. In this essay, Kimmel explores the stereotypes of the genders, males in. “Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code. MICHAEL KIMMEL. 5. Accorsling to sociologist Michael Kimmel, “guys” – young men. ages sixteen to tucntij-sir represent a. “Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code by Michael Kimmel. To be a man is to be tough and to show no fear, this is what most fathers teach their sons.

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When a man has a baby boy, he raises that boy to be masculine and follow all of these unsaid rules.

How men are pressured by their own peers to prove their masculinity. Then there are the unspoken signs of micharl such as showing emotion, wearing feminine colors, being well dressed, participating in feminine activities and hobbies like art, music, design, shopping, fashion and certain grooming habits.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Who are they trying to impress?

I really enjoyed this writing. The purpose of Kimmel writing is to bring to light the confusing expectations we place on boys and men in our modern society to be viewed as beffore men. Then summarizes the paper with the scientific and social effects these expectations have placed on boys and men as a result.

The teaching of masculinity in America.

This paper has given me an understanding of why men relate to certain situations the way they do. He has gone on to ask males all around the country what it means to be a man. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Notify me of new comments via email. This site uses cookies. The purpose is to relate this code to why young men act and feel the way they do, and how masculinity is perceived in culture.


“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code

Towards the end of the article he uses cause and effect, which discusses the effect that the boy code has on men as they mature.

Then, Kimmel goes to ask, where do young men get these ideas? Kimmel explains the pressures young boys experience and the expectations as they grow to manhood. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. You are commenting using your Twitter account. No wonder boys drop out of school and are diagnosed as emotionally disturbed bfore times more often as girls, get into fights twice as often, and are six times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD The article was part of a book he wrote inwritten about men ages sixteen to twenty six and directed towards anyone interested ikmmel gender and how it relates to masculinity and men.

Posted by AmberP at 3: This is true for our perceptions of “masculinity” and “femininity”, and michaek point is driven home in “Bros Before Hos: You are commenting using your WordPress. They will rarely show kindness or any form of compassion. What makes men want to be powerful and so masculine?

Posted by KellyF at He uses example of young men who coaches, dads, brothers, and friends have ridiculed them for showing any kind of emotion other then angry. Kimmel first uses exemplification to explain what the guy code is all about.

As a guy if you step outside these rules you are opening yourself up to be called words such as gay and homo, which he believes for a young man is the ultimate put down of their masculinity; therefore, self. I have been friends with, and dated many men who have these traits and some who defy them. Kimmel describes the specific Guy Code and Boy Code hoee that are directly and indirectly expected to be adhered to by boys and men.

I think Kimmel has hit the nail on the head to why many men act in a macho and emotionless matter. Most of the women mainly say that being a women means you can be whatever you want to be. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The boy code is no different then the guy code, it just starts at a younger age and teaches men to grow distant from their mothers, in order to grow up to beforw a man.


They want to be known as powerful and as having control over every situation. Kimmel then goes on to explore what it means to be a man.

The author quotes previous writings on the same subject matter by other well known authors. The idea of gender as we think of it is solely a social construct, born into existence by the pressure of tradition and the supremacy of the majority.

This essay really opened my eyes and helped me realize that there is an unsaid list of rules that mostly all males follow.

It causes them to befire up thinking that showing emotion bfore never ok, which in the long term makes it complicated to grow healthy relationships with others in life.

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Email required Address never made public. In this essay, Kimmel explores the stereotypes of the genders, males in specific. I find that as Kimmel says, when men are with other men they have this need to prove their masculinity; however, in more personal situation I have luckily been able to witness that it does not cause all men to close up and become an emotionless and angry driven person.