After reading “Reenfleshing the Bright Boys”, my eyes were opened to whole new meaning to masculinity that I had never begun to even think about and how it connects to feminism. The idea of male dominance plays a major role in our society and an even bigger role in why feminism even exists. So what about the males in our society who feel oppressed as well, particularly to the queer/gay community. Is it fair that we generalize all men as having the greater power when it is not true for all men? I found this point very interesting and controversial, but enjoyed the way it was expressed in the writing. Another point made, apart from dominance was that male bodies do make a difference to the feminist theory. Without men we would have an even greater disadvantage which I find to be strikingly true. To not seem as much like the underdogs, we have to have a few of those in power to side with the feminists in the society. We, as feminist in this case in order to want equality must accept everyone that comes and wants to become a feminist. It is not our say whether someone calls themselves one or not. As mentioned in the reading the concept of “warm bodies” meaning sheer numbers can help any cause become more heard and more recognized.
Grasping the points made about coming together and wanting equality between men and women, the idea of masculinity and femininity arose as well. In my opinion, a man can be feminine and a woman can be masculine. The reading states how masculinity in a mans world is something of power when in reality it really shouldn’t be. Just because a man has feminine qualities does not mean a man is not fit for a job with power, which brings us right back to the main issue in all of this, women are seen as lesser, possessing lesser abilities than men.