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Masculinity U

Guest post by Joseph Voltz.


With the release of the recent “Captain America: First Avenger” movie, I compelled myself to consider the impact that superheroes have on the American male.  Since the vast array of superheroes make it impossible to examine the entire genre in one blog post, I will preemptively label this the first in a series on the subject.Back to Captain America.  Full disclosure – I have not seen the most recent movie yet.  However, there are a few common traits to the character that I will attempt to examine below.  Mind you, this is by no means a complete documentation of the many versions of the character, but a distillation of some of the most important and ubiquitous traits that set the Captain apart from other superheroes.

Captain America’s powers derive from his human perfection.  Simply put, all of his physical characteristics are consistently described as the…

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