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(one's) manhood

1. One's masculine identity or attributes. It doesn't diminish your manhood to discuss your feelings more openly. He felt like his manhood was being threatened when his wife started making more money than him.
2. euphemism One's penis and/or testicles. She kicked her date in his manhood when he started getting aggressive with her. You're a fool if you don't wear an athletic cup to protect your manhood out on the field.
See also: manhood

manhood

n. penis. His reflexes automatically protect his manhood.
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White masculinity weakened as black men asserted their manhood in ways they never could earlier.
By recovering the voices and hidden lives of these men, he provides ample evidence of the multiple ways enslaved men expressed their manhood and how protecting their masculinity acted as resistance against the physical and psychological tortures of bondage.
London, Jan 26 ( ANI ): Scientists have come up with bizarre new iPhone app that helps men measure their manhood.
Dubbert notes that "while European men theorized and planned," American men by the turn of the century contrasted these "feminine" traits by being "action-oriented," and proved their manhood through their "primitive instincts" and "individual abilities" (30).
And if he passed enough tests long enough, he was king." (99) </pre> <p>The migrants counter internalized shame by conceptualizing the town they carve out of the wilderness as a manifestation of their true worth, their manhood, a symbol of their "soul and stature." It represents irrefutable evidence that they possess the masculine will power that the Disallowing abrogated.
The antebellum southern view of the South as a beleaguered bastion of gentility threatened by outsiders whose intent was to strip white southern men of their manhood hindered rational discourse on the subject of slavery and its expansion into the territories by the 1850s.
Truly gorgeous male actors in America tend to be touchy about their beauty, as though it throws their manhood into question.
As a result, Pollack argues, boys disconnect from their true selves and go into a kind of emotional deep freeze, or even become bullies to prove their manhood.
What many whites failed to realize, of course, was that in asserting their manhood, African-American men were striving for political freedom against hostile white supremacists, just as the ancestors of these white supremacists had thrown off hostile British rule.
The status and meaning of Black manhood in the United States is a subject matter that should constantly be revisited, examined, and defined because it is out of this framework that Black males construct their behavior and relationships with their wives, children, communities, and one another This literature review outlines the development of Black manhood through various sociohistorical circumstances and sociopolitical movements as it asks the question: Have Black males gained their manhood? Implied in that question is the recognition that hegemonic dynamics in the U.S.
"To retrieve their manhood from its British guardians, the Sons of Liberty carried out a symbolic patricide." What was the effect of the consolidation of monopoly capitalism on American men and masculinity at the close of the nineteenth century?
Militarism couldn't get along with just men's willingness to earn their manhood credentials by soldiering; it required women to accept particular assumptions about motherhood, marriage, and unskilled work.
"And the more concerned they are, the more they will suffer psychologically when their manhood feels violated.
For automobile workers, the loss of autonomy and control, the end of male dominion over machines, and the appearance of women in formerly all-male shops connoted the feminization of work--a loss of their manhood. (14)
Perhaps the writers of the American Renaissance would have lived less troubled lives if they had been more confident of their manhood, more securely grounded in an unambiguous sense of themselves as men.