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Perhaps the most notable aspect of Higginson’s sense of masculinity is his repeated insistence on the importance of the body. For him, masculinity surfaces not only as a state of mind or an emotion, but as a bodily condition, one that enables a person to behave courageously, to rise to action if necessary. Masculinity means, among other things, a keen awareness of the body’s abilities and a willingness to cultivate those abilities. On a less personal scale, nonviolence and temperance also helped construct attitudes toward masculinity and the body, but this time as a means of self-control.