publication . Article . 2008

From Metrosexual to Retrosexual: The Importance of Shifting Male Gender Roles to Feminism

Anderson, Katherine Noel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2008
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The study of gender in feminism should not only concentrate on female gender roles and queer transgressions of established gender roles, but should also include an in-depth discussion on male gender roles as they exist in society. This paper focuses on the metrosexual and the retrosexual trends which have recently affected the male gender role in society. The emergence of the metrosexual in the 1990s through 2005 was a profound change in the traditional male gender role which allowed men to explore fashion, food, beauty, health, and etiquette in new ways. During this time what it meant to be a man included visiting spas and salons, having plastic surgery, eating...
Subjects
free text keywords: gender roles, male gender roles, metrosexual, retrosexual
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