Crisis of Masculinity - Oleanna Context
The 1990's produced a phenomenon of "angry white men", the American male under siege/threat, pressured to be masculine in a culture than no longer valued traditional codes of manhood.
- Gender politics
- John's angry reactions to Carols arguments (e.g. expletives, shocking proxemics, belittling women "little", audience applause towards moment of pity/catharsis
- John's disagreement with the banishment of traditional elements (e.g. book lists, educational views, P.C. movement destroying manhood)
Masculine retreat to…