Micheaux uses contemporaneous notions of gender as a way of naturalizing positive and negative character qualities as manly or unmanly , womanly or unwomanly.
Grandpa would, in essence, teach me to be afraid, to understand the humiliation that awaited me if I dared shed tears or demonstrate some other unmanly behavior.
Fashion followers may like to know that Sir Thomas defied his wife's decree in last Thursday's style gospel, the Daily Telegraph, that pink is deemed unmanly for a Yorkshire gent by duly sporting a waistcoat in that very hue.
But excavations at the Catterick Roman settlement in North Yorkshire suggest some members of the garrison were more likely to have been found in highly coloured women's robes, turbans, tiaras and rather unmanly hair-dos.
To delineate masculinity it was constantly necessary to define and proscribe unmanly behavior.
Why is it a manly diversion to bully others whereas sexual deviation is unmanly and deserving of moral and criminal censure?
Moderate native American chiefs were viewed as weak and unmanly , particularly by younger men.
Two decades before he ever jostled with Du Bois, he was asserting that of course ‘there should be no unmanly cowering or stooping to satisfy unreasonable whims of the Southern white man.’
One of the things that was thrown at the anti-war movement in the mid-'60s was that the people were cowards, unmanly because they wouldn't fight and kill for their country.
Inside you read an innovative how-to article written by both men and women that encourages teenaged boys to get over their unmanly insecurities and chat up more girls than your average rock star can handle in one show.