Man-made: how hypermasculine culture promotes radicalization


  • Jack McPherson McMaster University


What makes young men so susceptible to hyper-masculine culture? Over the last decade, there has been a sharp increase in male social groups who, like incels, glorify hyper-masculinity and misogyny. This is reflected by the numerous hate crimes which have been committed by radical misogynist groups in recent years. Discrimination and other forms of oppression are by and large the most common ways for an individual to adopt radicalized ideology (Trip et al., 2019). With groups like the incel movement comprised of primarily young, heterosexual, Caucasian men, they are the most societally privileged demographic (Salojärvi et al., 2020). What is causing them to join this movement?





Advanced Topics