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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Posted by AmberP at 3: It causes them to beford up thinking that showing emotion is never ok, which in the long term makes it complicated to grow healthy relationships with others in life. He uses example of young men who coaches, dads, brothers, and friends have ridiculed them for showing any kind of emotion other then angry. Who are they trying to impress? You are commenting using your WordPress. I have been bevore with, and dated many men gjy have these traits and some who defy them.

Kimmel first uses exemplification to explain what the guy code is all about. 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.

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English “Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code by Michael Kimmel

Kimmel then bdos on to explore what it means to be a man. I think Kimmel has hit the nail on the head to why many men act in a macho and emotionless matter.


We can summarize from this list of varying responses that men want to be looked at as having no weaknesses or emotions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It is interesting to trace it back and explore where these rules originated. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Newer Post Older Post Home. This hso really opened my eyes and helped me realize that there is an unsaid list of rules that mostly all males follow. The boy code is no different then the guy code, it micael starts at a younger age and teaches men to grow distant from their mothers, in order to grow up to be a man. Then, Kimmel goes to ask, where do young men get these ideas?

In this essay, Kimmel explores the stereotypes of the genders, males in specific. 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. When a man has a baby boy, he raises that boy to be masculine and follow all of these unsaid rules.

Most of the women mainly say that being a women means you can be whatever you want to be.


“Bros Before Hos”: The Guy Code

Social psychologist, Robert Brannon, summarized the four rules of masculinity. The Guy Code is an essay by Michael Kimmel.

They want to be known as powerful and as having control over ho situation. They will rarely show kindness or any form of compassion.

He has gone on to ask males all around the country what it means to be a man. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Notify me of new comments via email. 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.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Email required Address never made public. What makes men want to be powerful and so masculine? The article was part of a book he wrote inwritten about men ages sixteen to twenty six and directed towards anyone interested in gender beffore how it relates to masculinity and men.