Unit 1 Manhood and violence
20 Topics | 20 Quizzes

Topic 3.5 Can the masculinity we know lead to violence?

This is just an idea, this is an impossible finish line to arrive.

Kaufman says that “the personal insecurities conferred by a failure to make the masculine grade, or simply, the threat of failure, is enough to propel many men, particularly when they are young, into a vortex of fear, isolation, anger, self-punishment, self-hatred, and aggression”.

Therefore, “within such an emotional state, violence becomes a compensatory mechanism”, a way to fight their “fear (or reality) of not having power”.

3.5. The fifth “P”: The Psychic Armour of Manhood