Along with the biological differences between the male and female sexes at birth, individuals are socially equipped with different roles in the process of socialization. These roles reconstruct themselves over and over through systems such as patriarchy. Gender roles taught in the patriarchal system are unconsciously internalized by individuals with the perception of hegemonic masculinity. Although the individual sees himself as a rational being in the society and does not accept this process, the family structure of the society he lives in, the social environment he or she belongs to, his status, socio-cultural level, religion, ethnicity and similar variables in the socialization process. Plays unconsciously internalized roles. These variables, which we assume to be effective in the formation of gender roles, affect the sample group. The perceptions created by these roles shape the future expectations of the university students, who are the sample group, and also constitute an important issue in the differentiation of these expectations in the disciplines they study. The reason for choosing the Faculty of Letters, Engineering and Fine Arts among male students living in Ankara for the research is to wonder if there is a differentiation between the faculties in the practices of individuals' cultural perceptions and gender roles. In this context, the view of male students in different faculties towards patriarchy and the pressure of hegemonic masculinity they feel on them constitute the subject of the research. The main purpose of this study is to reveal the perspective of male students living in Ankara on patriarchy and gender roles produced by the patriarchal system. At the same time, while examining how the hegemonic masculinity created by these gender roles is perceived, the social dynamics behind their reproduction will be investigated.


patriarchal system, social gender, hegemonic masculinity, socialization, biological sex