2019
DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2019.1661728
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The Role of Masculinity Threat in Homonegativity and Transphobia

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“…With regard to the second objective, as expected (Hypothesis 1) the men show higher modern homonegativity toward gay men and lesbian women. These results are in agreement with other studies [ 24 , 25 , 26 , 27 , 35 ], which establish that men are compelled to comply with a model of hegemonic masculinity that rejects homosexuality, above all male homosexuality, as well as non-traditional manifestations of gender.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 93%
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“…With regard to the second objective, as expected (Hypothesis 1) the men show higher modern homonegativity toward gay men and lesbian women. These results are in agreement with other studies [ 24 , 25 , 26 , 27 , 35 ], which establish that men are compelled to comply with a model of hegemonic masculinity that rejects homosexuality, above all male homosexuality, as well as non-traditional manifestations of gender.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 93%
“…Those people who identify as heterosexual reveal greater modern homonegativity toward gay and lesbian people [ 29 ]. This fact could be due to the idea that homosexuality challenges heterosexual relations and practices, and identity and gender roles, which are normalized through heteronormativity [ 25 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…That is, the greater sexual prejudice expressed by men would be due to their precarious manhood, which corresponds to their perception that the higher social status of men relative to women “is hard-won and easily lost” (see Vandello & Bosson, 2013, p. 11). Previous research has shown that men who have their gender identity threatened when they receive feedback that describes them as having feminine traits react with more significant anxiety, discomfort, and aggressive thoughts (e.g., Vandello et al, 2008), and feel negative emotions about gays and lesbians (Konopka et al, 2019). We went a step further by showing a different phenomenon.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Because manhood is a fragile social status, it can be easily lost or threatened, and men are motivated to prove their manhood by expressing typically masculine attitudes and behaviors. Therefore, men, but not women, following a gender threat manifest higher levels of aggression (Cohn et al 2009), more traditional attitudes toward gender roles (Kosakowska-Berezecka et al 2016), and stronger prejudice toward sexual minority (Konopka et al 2019;Rivera and Dasgupta 2018) and transgender individuals (Konopka et al 2019). All these attitudinal and behavioral manifestations allow one to present one's self as typically masculine.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%