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April “Masculinity” Blog Tour – What Does It Mean to Be a Man in Mulan?

We have finally reached the end!

We’ve had a busy two months, talking about gender, gender stereotypes, expectations, and how the media around us is either conforming to society’s views or how it is breaking these molds. And closing off this month’s tour is our chief creative officer Lyn! If you haven’t already looked at Jack’s post about masculinity and power dynamics in Fullmetal Alchemist, head on over to read that first.

If you’re all caught up with that, then we invite you to Lyn’s blog where she looks at the lyrics of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan

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In fact, Li Shang views emotions and fragility as weaknesses on the battlefield. He sings, “You’re a spineless, pale, pathetic lot.” These adjectives can all be associated with being weak, physically and mentally. And so if Li Shang doesn’t want these types of guys as soldiers, what might he be suggesting how men should act? What does he mean when he sings “I’ll make a man out of you”? What does it mean to be a “man”?

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Don’t forget to follow this blog for updates and announcements, our Twitter pageFacebook page, and Instagram page! We will be releasing the livestream details in a few hours. We’re excited to talk with you all about Masculinity so be on the lookout!

In the meantime, let us know in the comments or on any of our social media accounts what masculinity means to you all and your thoughts on the tour

Like always,
Free to Be ME ❤

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