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hyper-masculine

a term describing the exaggeration of stereotypical male/masculine behaviour; in Queer contexts, this usually refers to how drag kings use stereotypical male behaviours and appearances to create a character and performance; that is, the deliberate act of exaggerating male/masculine traits for deliberate effect.

In psychological contexts, it refers to the various behaviours possessed by men in order to create the appearance of a “macho” personality by rejecting traits considered even remotely feminine, such as believing violence is manly, having casually sexist attitudes towards women, or the attitude that men have to be emotionally hard or indifferent because emotions are ‘girly’ and ‘feminine’.

Originally published: 4th December, 2020
Last modified: December 4, 2020