Well, if it was not official before, now. Toxic masculinity is fatal. A new report found that men are less likely than women to wear clothes because they think they are not cool and consider it a “sign of weakness,” as if COVID-19 discriminates on the basis of virility.
According to the paper, written by researchers from Middlesex University London in England and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA, men in the U.S. have “less intention” than women to wear face coverings, especially in places where wearing a mask is not mandated.
Admiration. Therefore, when states or states wear mandatory masks, it has a far greater effect on men than women, many of whom have chosen to protect themselves with masks.
In addition, despite data that prove otherwise, this study found that men “were less likely to believe they would be seriously affected by COVID-19,” According to New York Post. Co-authors of the paper Valerio Capraro and Hélène Barcelo wrote, “The fact that men who are less than women intend to wear face coverings can be partly explained by the fact that more men than women believe that they will be relatively unaffected by this disease. “
The problem is that men are actually more affected by COVID-19 than women, statistically. But that doesn’t make men realize that saving their lives and the lives of others is more important than looking cool. Wearing a mask doesn’t make you less manly! It makes you a more responsible citizen of the world!
REAL men don’t need a MASK when we go to the store because we’re not afraid. What we need is an ASSAULT rifle and maybe a ROCKET launcher if YOGURT tries something stupid.
– And Amira (@DanAmira) May 13, 2020
The study also found that men were more likely to feel “negative emotions” when wearing a mask. “Men over women agree that wearing face masks is embarrassing, uncool, a sign of weakness, and stigma; and this gender difference also mediates differences in gender intentions to wear face masks,” the study said.
He also said that the findings “show that interventions to promote the use of men’s face masks work to reduce that emotion.” Great. Now sane people have to do a lot of extra emotional work to make men feel better about making simple changes that have the potential to save this life in their lives.
This is not the only paper that came to this conclusion. That New York Post report that other surveys, including a Gallup / Knight Foundation poll, found that “29 percent of men said they” always “wore masks or face masks outside their homes in the past seven days, compared with 44 percent of women.”
Not surprisingly, this is not a completely new phenomenon. In several past outbreaks, including SARS and H1N1, women were more likely to wear masks, according to at least one study. Throughout history, in fact, men are so concerned with appearing strong and strong that they are willing to put themselves in danger or reject the facts of danger completely.
But some research have found that more men die from COVID-19 than women. Part of the reason may be that women tend to have a stronger immune system than men. Hah. Who knows? Definitely not a man.
Salvatore J. Giorgianni, a pharmacist and senior science advisor for Men’s Health Network, be told Health Line that men are culturally conditioned to consider themselves strong but that “women are not ‘weaker sex’ in terms of immunity.”
In addition, in the US men have a higher mortality rate for nine out of 10 main causes of death, which means that they are more likely to have pre-existing conditions that can amplify the danger of COVID-19.
Indeed, men’s “invincible syndrome” can also put them at higher risk for contracting the virus. This is a poisonous masculinity of poisonous giant masses, and not beautiful. Letting you be a responsible person and potentially saving lives is not weak. Actually, that is the strongest thing you can do right now. Friends, pay attention.
The best way to prevent contracting or spreading the corona virus is by wash your hands thoroughly and social distance. If you feel you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, which include persistent (usually dry) coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue, contact your doctor before checking yourself. For comprehensive resources and updates, visit CDC website. If you experience anxiety about a virus, seek mental health support from your provider or visit NAMI.org.
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