Masculinity and Empathy: How the use of emotionally invested comforting styles in TV sitcoms Friends and New Girl reflects a changing male gender role
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This thesis uses a critical discourse analysis to find out whether a comparison of the TV shows "Friends" and "New Girl" indicate that an increasingly more emotionally involved personality has become the new male gender norm when the male character comforts a male friend, and when the male character comforts a female friend.