The Unblushing Male

In an important sense there is only one complete unblushing male in America: a
young, married, white, urban, northern, heterosexual, Protestant, father, of college
education, fully employed, of good complexion, weight, and height, and a recent
record in sports. . . . Any male who fails to qualify in any one of these ways is likely
to view himself—during moments at least—as unworthy, incomplete, and inferior.

– Erving Goffman (1963), Canadian-American Sociologist


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