Model of masculinity under fascist Italy  

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The model of masculinity under fascist Italy is the hegemonic masculinity prescribed by fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during his fascist reign. This hegemonic model was deemed as the appropriate, ideal identity to follow during the development of a New Italian citizen in a budding New Italy.

The model represents a mix between purported Roman ideal culminating mental and physical qualities. As such, it was later superimposed onto the political persona portrayed by Mussolini himself as he rallied to gather popular support for his fascist state. A hallmark of this model is a stance strictly anti-modern, grounded in traditional gender hierarchies and roles.

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