December 5, 2019
The generalization of men being dominant and aggressive is one example of hyper-masculinity, which cultivates the perfect environment in which rape culture is perpetuated.
A lot of men feel pressure to act as masculine as possible. Stereotypical masculinity includes acting aggressive, liking women, being strong, muscular and dominant. Many times, men feel as though it is not “manly” to show emotions because they fear they will be viewed as weak by their other male peers.