I Don’t Like Macho, Put It Away: Considering Queercore Men in Context
|Directed Readings: Subcultural Masculinity||WGST 6800|
|Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies||Fall 2012|
This paper considers the different construction of masculinity in the queercore punk scene compared to its mainstream counterpart. Using lyrics and acts of drag through a cultural engine of the Do It Yourself ethic queers mainstream masculinity in acts of queer terrorism. Do these acts challenge mainstream constructions of masculinity or do these acts provide a way for queercore to reinterpret masculinity for its own context?