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macho

(ˈmɑtʃo)
1. mod. masculine; virile. (From Spanish. Used as a derogation by feminists.) Does the world really need one more macho man?
2. n. a masculine or virile male. He’s such a macho. He even chews tobacco.
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Maintaining a balance that avoids both overt machoism and perceived wimpiness requires considerable interactional skill.
Peters' article is nothing more than an exercise of intellectual machoism.
The film's essential theme, then, is the repression of a natural homoeroticism, the constant male dread of its return, and the damaging consequences (for both men and women) of its repression, which problematizes both heterosexual and homosexual relationships by denying the 'constitutional bisexuality' that Freud deduced we are born with: especially, the necessity for many men of developing a false, potentially violent and destructive, machoism as defence and denial.
The love between Black parents and children may end the cycles of emotional longing, confusion, and pain that later encourage maladaptive behavior, sexist machoism, and futile searches for father/mother figures.
For 20 years women have persistently, always, even perversely at times, insisted on their rights, raised their questions and complaints, demanded to be heard over the din of male militarism and religious machoism, not simply for themselves but for the sake of women everywhere.