Michelangelo 's David is the classical image of youthful male beauty in Western art. A German male model showing a muscular body with sixpack, example of masculinity Masculinity has its roots in genetics see gender. In the past, and still among traditional and non-Western cultures, the most common and definitive sign of becoming a man is getting married. In the mid-twentieth century United States, for example, John Wayne might embody one form of masculinity, while Albert Einstein might be seen as masculine, but not in the same "hegemonic" fashion.
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