Men, Masculinity and Guns: How Can We Break the Link?

Thursday, January 1, 2009
IANSA Women's Network

The paper examines how constructions of masculinities and femininities work to legitimate the belief that an acceptable and adequate man is one who is willing and able to coerce others by violent means. It also looks at how the association between power and violence in broader social structures serves to perpetuate gun violence. It argues that a violent masculinity is not inevitable.

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Men, Masculinity, and Guns, IANSA (2009).