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Masculinity (also called boyhood, manliness, machismo, or manhood) is a set of attributes, behaviors and roles generally associated with boys and men.
Masculinity is socially constructed, but made up of both socially-defined and biologically-created factors, Both males and females can exhibit masculine traits and behavior.
Those exhibiting both masculine and feminine characteristics are considered androgynous, and feminist philosophers have argued that gender ambiguity may blur gender classification.
Masculine qualities, characteristics or roles are considered typical of, or appropriate for, a boy or man.
They have degrees of comparison: "more masculine" and "most masculine", and the opposite may be expressed by "unmanly" or "epicene".
Similar to masculinity is virility (from the Latin vir, "man").The concept of masculinity varies historically and culturally; although the dandy was seen as a 19th-century ideal of masculinity, he is considered effeminate by modern standards. Levant's Masculinity Reconstructed, are "avoidance of femininity; restricted emotions; sex disconnected from intimacy; pursuit of achievement and status; self-reliance; strength and aggression, and homophobia." In many cultures, displaying characteristics not typical of one's gender may be a social problem.In sociology, this labeling is known as gender assumptions and is part of socialization to meet the mores of a society.Non-standard behavior may be considered indicative of homosexuality, despite the fact that gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation are widely accepted as distinct concepts.The relative importance of socialization and genetics in the development of masculinity is debated.Although social conditioning is believed to play a role, psychologists and psychoanalysts such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung believed that aspects of "feminine" and "masculine" identity are subconsciously present in all human males.