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. Anthropology has shown that masculinity itself has social status , just like wealth, race and social class.
Gary and Almeda Hardwick Image: PA Real Life Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A year-old woman has married a year-old toyboy just three weeks after meeting him at her son's funeral. When grieving pensioner Almeda Errell went to pay her last respects at her son's funeral, the last thing she expected to find was love. Later, on their wedding night, they had sex for the first time. Gary and Almeda Hardwick are very much in love Image: PA Real Life "I'd been married to my first husband Donald for 43 years, and so when he died in after seven months in hospital from complications with diabetes, I found myself on my own,' said Almeda. Deep down, I was searching for a soulmate.