Marginalizing the Battered Male

  title={Marginalizing the Battered Male},
  author={Todd A. Migliaccio},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  pages={205 - 226}
Being marginalized in Western society involves denial of access to resources, inability to assume a dominant identity, and the perception by others as a deviant. For marginalized men in American society, their deviant status can result in others' questioning their masculinity. Fearing emasculation, many men attempt to hide or deny those aspects of their identities or lives that result in this, such as being abused, which is normally an ascribed role for women. This paper analyzes the narratives… 

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