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The Guy Code is an essay by Michael Kimmel. In this essay, Kimmel explores the stereotypes of the genders, males in specific.

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Most of the women mainly say that being a women means you can be whatever you want to be. Kimmel then goes on to explore what it means to be a man. He has gone on to ask males all around the country what it means to be a man.


We can summarize from this list of varying responses that men want to be looked at as having no weaknesses or emotions. They want to be known as powerful and as having control over every situation. They will rarely show kindness or any form of compassion.

Social psychologist, Robert Brannon, summarized the four rules of masculinity. Then, Kimmel goes to ask, where do young men get these ideas? When a man has a baby boy, he raises that boy to be masculine and follow all of these unsaid rules.

This essay really opened my eyes and helped me realize that there is an unsaid list of rules that mostly all males follow. It is interesting to trace it back and explore where these rules originated. What makes men want to be powerful and so masculine?

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“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code

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