This study questions society's normative standards of the masculine and contemplates the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes. It explores the ways in which representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts produce, challenge and ultimately shape notions of the masculine. It takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, and suggests that men must begin to rethink the very boundaries that shape and define what it means to be a man. Conversely, women must play an important role in this re-evaluation, an idea suggested by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's admonition that when something is about masculinity, it isn't always about men'.
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