One trait commonly associated with masculinity is the behavior of seeking other male attention for approval. Think team sports, which as described in the below video, is “all about dude-on-dude approval.”
But gay guys often strive to achieve a similar end, also regularly seeking validation from other men. The tactics may differ, however.
Does that make gay men, by definition, hyper-masculine?
In the latest release from ASAPThought, this question is broken down to reveal that the answer isn’t so black-and-white.
Perhaps a more fitting question is: Why does society place a value system on gendered traits, historically rewarding the masculine and downgrading the feminine?