Most of us know that there is many male stereotypes as there are female stereotypes in today’s world, but are the male stereotypes as bad as the female stereotypes? The male stereotype is to be a brave, strong, and a unrelenting individual. Those are good qualities to have as a person, but at times a male protagonist shows to have little to no passion of peace or love, and tends to put himself in a hostile situation simply because he likes it.
Take male characters in video games for example, we see that the male protagonist has a hostile personality in many first person shooters. Such first person shooter games like Duke Nukem, Gears of War, Doom, and GTA have protagonists that hold the stereotype that was mentioned earlier. Many action movies exhibit characters that are strong, relentless, and always hostile. Chuck Norris’s has always played the role of the hostile protagonist who has “balls of steel.” Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 and 3 plays the role of the impassive protector who is physically unstoppable.
I think that all men should dive themselves to be strong mentally and physically, but in no way does that mean they have to be cold and hostile individuals.