CONCEPT OF MASCULINITY FROM AGE TO AGE AND ITS IMAGE IN MEDIA

CONCEPT OF MASCULINITY FROM AGE TO AGE

AND ITS IMAGE IN MEDIA

1. The Meaning of Masculinity

Terminology of masculinity is same with talking about feminine. Masculine is a construction form of gentleman against male. Male is not born likewise with masculine character naturally. Masculinity is established by culture. Something which determines male or female character is culture (Barker, in Nasir, 2007:1). Generally, traditional masculinity consider highly values, among of them are : force, power, stout-heartedness, action, control, autonomy, self satisfaction, male solidarity, and working. And which are considered lower, among of them are: interpersonal relation, verbal ability, domestic life, communication, female, and children (Barker, Nasir, 2007:1).

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