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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Interesting Concept - Research shows a link between conservative politics & masculinity issues

Did You Know—Conservative Men Doubt their Masculinity?

On August 19th the headline in my local newspaper the Ithaca Journal declared, “Threatened men more pro war, SUVs.” The reporter asked the question, “What makes a macho man?” and then replied, “A simple threat to his masculinity could to the trick, according to Cornell University sociologist Robb Willer.”

Doctoral candidate Willer used science to prove that male feelings of inferiority lead to Conservative political choices. He presented his findings this past week at the American Sociological Association meetings in Philadelphia. Continue...

This is not the first time I heard that inferiority complexes drives many negative things in this society.

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