Masculinity Threat, “Incel” Traits, and Violent Fantasies Among Heterosexual Men in the United States

@article{Scaptura2020MasculinityT,
  title={Masculinity Threat, “Incel” Traits, and Violent Fantasies Among Heterosexual Men in the United States},
  author={Maria N. Scaptura and Kaitlin M Boyle},
  journal={Feminist Criminology},
  year={2020},
  volume={15},
  pages={278 - 298}
}
  • Maria N. Scaptura, Kaitlin M Boyle
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology
  • Feminist Criminology
  • The current study aims to shed light on how masculinity threat and challenges from women translate into fantasies of mass and gender-based violence. These attitudes are evident among some self-proclaimed “incels,” who blame social liberalism, feminism, and sexually active men for their rejection from women. We developed a measure of “incel” traits, which was administered in an online self-report survey of 18- to 30-year-old heterosexual men in the United States. As hypothesized, stress in one’s… CONTINUE READING
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