“Feminine” Heterosexual Men: Subverting Heteropatriarchal Sexual Scripts?

  title={“Feminine” Heterosexual Men: Subverting Heteropatriarchal Sexual Scripts?},
  author={Darryl B. Hill},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  pages={145 - 159}
  • Darryl B. Hill
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • The Journal of Men's Studies
Little is known about the sexual lives of “feminine” heterosexual men (i.e., men who eschew traditional rigid “masculine” gender roles in favor of more stereotypically “feminine” gender roles and characteristics). Based on an analysis of gender and sexuality discourse, mostly from social psychology, this paper proposes a model of the sexual subjectivity of the feminine heterosexual man. This model suggests that these men may find it difficult to attract a partner and maintain satisfying sexual… 

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