Are Males More Likely To Be Violent As They Age, Or Is It Just A Form Of Cultural Branding?

The nature of being a male for boys and the consequences of their bad behavior are determined by others. It is understandable sometimes their antisocial behaviors could lead someone to think in such way, but for someone like Adam Rogers adolescents make sometimes bad decisions. To prove this, in his article named “The Struggle to Predict and Prevent Toxic Masculinity” Rogers radically exposes the inequalities and abuses of power by the male gender. He does such by pointing out crimes like recent school shootings; specially like the one in Florida. On top of that he uses school disciplinary accounts, teacher testimonials, and cases of sexual harassment. In other words, criminal acts that one could think their motive could have been a product of their masculinity culture.

This ideology, juxtaposition, and reconstruction of young males for Rogers served as a special interest in gender differences. In this case as a way to disrupt the current masculinity culture. Also known by criminologist as “culture jamming” due to the fact that such things just brands young males.

Rogers concludes that we all have done negative things when we where young; therefore, any future acts by today’s males shouldn’t be questioned. That itself is true, there could be a young male living in a bad neighborhood where crime rates are high. That its self shouldn’t mean that young male could be a potential criminal. Who knows if he can also turn to be a great doctor? Those are just some speculations and labels placed by people on other people.

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