This is a rhetorical analysis on Michael Kimmel’s “Bro’s before Hos”. Kimmel argues that young men believe they must follow a unrealistic “Guy Code” based on. “Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code. MICHAEL KIMMEL. 5. Accorsling to sociologist Michael Kimmel, “guys” – young men. ages sixteen to tucntij-sir represent a. Michael Kimmel. Winning is essential. Men are perpetually judged based on toys, women, and penis length. Never show emotion. Only losers.

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“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code – What Does It Mean To Be A Man?

What makes men want to be powerful and so masculine? Email required Address never made public.

As a guy if you step outside these rules you are opening yourself up to be called words such as gay and homo, which he believes for a young man is the ultimate put down of their masculinity; therefore, self. This site uses cookies. It is interesting to trace it back and explore where these rules originated.

“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code

It causes them to grow up thinking that showing emotion is never ok, which in the long term makes it complicated to guyy healthy relationships with others in life. I have been friends with, and dated many men who have these traits and some who defy them. Newer Post Older Post Home.

When a man has a baby codr, he raises that boy to be masculine and follow all of these unsaid rules. The article was part of a book he wrote inwritten about men ages sixteen to twenty six and directed towards anyone interested in gender and how it relates to masculinity and men.


Towards the end of the article he uses cause and effect, which discusses the effect that the boy code has on men as they mature.

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I find that as Kimmel says, when men are with other men they have this need to prove their masculinity; however, in more personal situation I have luckily been able to witness that it does not cause all men to close up and become an emotionless and angry driven person.

Social psychologist, Robert Brannon, summarized the four rules of masculinity. They want to be known as powerful and as having control over every situation. Notify me btos new comments via email. This essay really opened my eyes and helped me realize that there is an unsaid list of rules that mostly all males follow. Kimmel first uses exemplification to explain what the guy code is all about.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your WordPress. We can summarize from this list of varying responses that men want to be looked at as having beforf weaknesses or emotions. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

The purpose is to relate this code to why young men act and feel the way they do, and how masculinity is perceived in culture. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Who are they trying to impress?


The boy code is no different then the guy code, it just starts at a younger age and teaches men to grow distant from their mothers, in order to grow up to be a man. Kimmel then goes on to explore what it means to be hls man. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Most of the women mainly say that being a women means you can be whatever you want to be. In this essay, Kimmel explores the stereotypes of the genders, males in specific.

He has gone on to ask males all around the country what it means to be a man. They will rarely show kindness or any form of compassion. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He uses example of young men who coaches, dads, brothers, and friends have ridiculed them for showing any kind of emotion other then angry. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

I think Kimmel has hit the nail on the head to why many men act in a macho and emotionless matter. The Guy Code is an essay by Michael Kimmel. Then, Kimmel goes to ask, where do young men get these ideas? Posted by AmberP at 3: