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Masculinity In Prison: The ‘Mask’ Men Have To Wear Behind Bars

Power, avoidance of femininity, avoiding expressions of emotion. These are some of the attributes of what psychologists call “hegemonic masculinity”. There is perhaps nowhere it is more prominently on display than all-male prisons. Counselling psychologist Dr Tony Evans saw it when he interviewed male prisoners for his research on what…