Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence

  title={Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence},
  author={Michael Kimmel and Matthew Mahler},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1439 - 1458}
  • M. Kimmel, M. Mahler
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
Since 1982, there have been 28 cases of random school shootings in American high schools and middle schools. The authors find (a) that the shootings were not a national problem but a series of local problems that occurred in “red states” or counties (places that voted Republican in the 2000 election); (b) that most of the boys who opened fire were mercilessly and routinely teased and bullied and that their violence was retaliatory against the threats to manhood; (c) that White boys in… Expand

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