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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:17 PM   #1

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Are East Asian Men Less Masculine?


I don't mean all but are East Asian men in general seen or perceived as less masculine? How do you define masculinity?
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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #2

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They are from a western perspective. But that's a very subjective issue. Its culture based. Didn't the Japanese in WWII look down on Anglo American POWs as cowardly? Imo, I see plenty of western men that are less than masculine. They're not all Sylvester Stallone. Maybe that's where the stereotype comes from, Hollywood. Conversely, not all Asian men are demure and obsequious, there are plenty of Asian tigers!
Bruce Lee comes immediately to mind. Manny Pacquiao too.

Not to be crude, but there's also the stereotype that Asian men have smaller penises. Having a large member, is seen as a symbol of one's manliness. Again, thats a culture thing.

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Old January 30th, 2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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Masculine by what standards? The only men from east Asia I've ever known are students, likely from ambitious and well-off families. Hardly a fair number to ratio an entire demographic. There are likely many masculine men, feminine men, and men hitting marks in between, either, or none at all just like it is with all men.
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I am sure Genghis Khan, Takeda Shingen, Oda Nobunaga, Sun Tzu, Ngyen Giop, Bruce Lee, Fighting Harada, Admiral Togo, Han Xin and a few billion others would be happy to show you if they were around at the moment.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #5

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I am sure Genghis Khan, Takeda Shingen, Oda Nobunaga, Sun Tzu, Ngyen Giop, Bruce Lee, Fighting Harada, Admiral Togo, Han Xin and a few billion others would be happy to show you if they were around at the moment.
Throw in the armies of China and North Korea and now we're talking.

I'm also curious as to where the whole Asian small penis thing came from. Didn't the Ancient Greeks, instigators of the West, like that kind of thing?
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The Ancient Greeks were, to put it kindly, phallic obsessed. It was ever in their artwork, especially religious imagery. In contrast, female genitalia are completely or almost completely absent. According to my Latin teacher, they found this block, nobody knows what its for, but one of the theories is that it is female genitalia. If true, the contrast between the phallic obsession and the prudishness in regards to female genitalia would be immense, and would be a very strange and interesting cultural phenomenon.
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The Ancient Greeks were, to put it kindly, phallic obsessed. It was ever in their artwork, especially religious imagery. In contrast, female genitalia are completely or almost completely absent. According to my Latin teacher, they found this block, nobody knows what its for, but one of the theories is that it is female genitalia. If true, the contrast between the phallic obsession and the prudishness in regards to female genitalia would be immense, and would be a very strange and interesting cultural phenomenon.
Sorry, but what "block"? Like most or all Western art down the centuries they showed male genitalia in all their grim detail but not the female equivalent. Well not in anything I've seen. By the way, didn't they think that large penises were barbaric? No jokes please.
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Sorry, but what "block"? Like most or all Western art down the centuries they showed male genitalia in all their grim detail but not the female equivalent. Well not in anything I've seen. By the way, didn't they think that large penises were barbaric? No jokes please.
A bit of a barbarian myself. but anent the female genitalia on display, this from Auld Ireland.

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A bit of a barbarian myself. but anent the female genitalia on display, this from Auld Ireland.

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Yes of course, I'd forgotten about them. See Kilpeck Churck in Herefordshire (or is it mid-Wales?) as well.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:36 PM   #10

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My Tae Kwon Do instructor is East Asian and I would never consider him less masculine than me.

Not if I want to keep my teeth that is.
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