Visualizing Deviance: The Promiscuous (Heterosexual World of Sport)

Before I was married, I truly lived the bachelor’s life. I’m no Wilt Chamberlain, but as I traveled around NBA cities, I was never at a loss for female companionship. . . . There were just some bachelors almost every woman in L.A. wanted to be with: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and Magic Johnson. I … Continue reading Visualizing Deviance: The Promiscuous (Heterosexual World of Sport)

Summary of Don Sabo’s “Masculinities and Men’s Health: Moving Toward Post-Superman Era Prevention”

“Traditional images of muscled, invulnerable, daring, unemotional, and risk-taking masculinity are still a big part of the culture. Each summer Hollywood pumps old patriarchal blood into the newest cinemagraphic renderings of superheroes like the Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, the X-Men, and Fantastic Four. It is ironic, however, that two of the best known actors who … Continue reading Summary of Don Sabo’s “Masculinities and Men’s Health: Moving Toward Post-Superman Era Prevention”

Men’s Health Issues: Alcohol Use

“While social and medical problems stemming from alcohol abuse involve both sexes, males comprise the largest segment of alcohol abusers. Some researchers have begun exploring the connections between traditional masculinity and alcohol abuse. Mass media often sensationalize links between booze and male bravado. For decades, male stereotypes have been used in beer commercials to promote … Continue reading Men’s Health Issues: Alcohol Use