Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Masculinity - Firearms - NRA

While the NRA are trying to promote themselves as a more diverse and multi-gender action group, I chose them as an example due to the fact that, owning a firearm or other weapon (from their website, they promote carrying a knife, but not directly though...) is a very masculine thing to do.

Maybe its the power that holding and owning a firearm brings; maybe its a fear of not being able to protect your wife and kids; maybe its the ability to kill someone; or maybe it is just that they make a very loud noise. Weapons, and especially firearms, are masculine.

Notice in this video, and many more like it, big American men, walking around in a big wood, with very big guns, and the inherent lack of women; that is pretty masculine...

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