Where Men are Needed and Fathers are Few: Combating Hyper-Masculinity with a Masciline Touch

Here is a follow up to my first piece, Where Men are Needed and Fathers are Few.

Dr. Jose Aviles

Paintballing 2014 What does it mean to be Hyper-Masculine and how does it develop? What does Hyper-Masculinity have to do with High School students and how does it influence school environments? How do we combat Hyper-Masculinity in our schools? According to Wikipedia [1] Hyper-masculinity is a psychological term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behavior, such as an extreme focus on physical strength, aggression, and sexuality. [2]One of the first studies on hyper-masculinity was conducted by Donald L. Mosher and Mark Sirkin in 1984 where they developed what is called the Hyper-Masculinity Inventory (HMI). Their research has found that hyper-masculinity is associated with sexual and physical aggression towards women and that [3] male prison populations have higher hyper-masculinity scores when compared to control groups. One of the leading theories is that the absence of fathers lead to hyper-masculine views on manhood and without the appropriate guidance of a positive male role model…

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