Conversations I Wish I Had

Masculinity-An Advantage or Disadvantage?

What can you do with anthropology?

By now everyone has heard something about the “hot felon” that has been offered contracts for modeling and been given more news press than most prisoners. In the article “Buff and Busted: Criminalizing Men” by Lindsey Feldman, talks about how men can use their masculinity as a way to help get themselves out of poor situations, yet there is a side to “bad boy” masculinity that can be harmful and permanently categorize men so they cannot escape the social brand.

The article touches on a lot of different parts of masculinity that were talked about in class and other works, but the part that stood out best to me was this quote “For male inmates, the potential for escape can potentially come in the form of blue eyes and bone structure, in the power of masculinist ideals.” This quote brings up many of the ideas from Byron Hurt Beyond Beats…

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