This study examines the concept of “healthy masculinity” through qualitative interviews with men in peer support roles. Men involved in peer support organizations highlighted values of empathy, understanding, and protecting others as being central to masculinity. Results revealed that men in peer support roles invoked cultural idioms or phrases of masculinity, which centered around the following themes: the lack of men, how men in peer support are different from other men, and how these are the “right kind” of men.
"Men Who Care: Analyzing Masculinity within Peer Support Organizations,"
sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
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