“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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Kimmel then goes on to explore what it means to be a man. It is interesting to trace it back and explore where these rules originated.

“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code

Social psychologist, Robert Brannon, summarized the four rules of masculinity. Posted by KellyF at When a man has a baby boy, he raises that boy to be masculine and follow all of these unsaid rules. According to his interviews with various men from all over the country, the male social facade was put upon them by fathers, grandfathers, coaches, older brothers and other significant male role models as young boys.

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

The author quotes previous writings on the same subject matter by other well known authors. Notify me of new comments via email.

The article was part of a book he wrote inwritten about men ages sixteen to twenty six and directed towards anyone interested in gender and how it relates to masculinity and men. He has gone on to ask males all around the country what it means to be a man.


I have been friends with, and dated many men who have these traits and some who defy them. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

No wonder boys drop out of school and are diagnosed as emotionally disturbed four 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 Guy Code is an essay by Michael Kimmel. This micael true for our perceptions of “masculinity” and “femininity”, and this point is driven home michwel “Bros Before Hos: Then summarizes the paper with the scientific and social effects these expectations have placed kinmel boys and men as a result.

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Kimmel explains the pressures young boys experience and michsel expectations as they grow to manhood. I think Kimmel has hit the nail on the head to why many men act in a macho and emotionless matter.

This paper has given me an understanding of why men relate to certain situations the way they do.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Kimmel first uses exemplification to explain what limmel guy code is all about. 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 be a man.


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Then there are the unspoken signs of femininity 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.

Email required Address never made public. 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 acceptable men. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I really enjoyed this writing. 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 btos able to witness that it does not cause all men to close up and become an emotionless and angry driven person.

They will rarely show kindness or any form of compassion. He also conducts some his own research in his classrooms, asking his students their feelings, experiences and opinions on the subject. Then, Kimmel goes to ask, where do young men get these ideas? He uses example kimel young men who coaches, dads, brothers, and friends have ridiculed them for showing any kind of emotion other then angry.

Most of the women mainly say that being a women means you can be whatever you want to be. From young influential ages boys are told not to cry, no sissy stuff, play michxel a boy, no complaining, take it like a man, etc.

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