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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 40: Hegemonic Masculinity, Masculine Capital, and Sexual Orientation: Do Heterosexual and Non-Heterosexual Men Have Similar Views?

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Masculinity is perceived to be a trait that can be earned or lost. Weaver, et al., (2010) found that college men attributed aggression to the situation rather than the disposition. Under hegemonic masculinity, aggression could be a key component of masculinity and therefore aggressive displays may be used to regain a masculine identity. However, not all men subscribe to this idea of masculinity. The current study was designed to test how non-heterosexual and heterosexual men might incorporate masculine identities differently. Specifically, we are interested in determining if non-heterosexual men view threats to others’ masculinity similarly and if they are more likely to attribute aggression to the situation. We are also interested in if non-heterosexual men are less likely to think about gender when making a decision. Finally, we are interested in if when threatened, non-heterosexual men will attribute more masculine qualities to attempt to appear masculine. Recruitment is underway.

Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library

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