I’m on a little bit of a hiatus while I do some traveling and finish up the last revisions of the new travel book. More info and a release date will be announced in the next couple weeks.
In the meantime, I was contacted by a doctoral student from the University of Florida who is currently doing a study on the psychology of masculinity. He asked me, given the audience here, if I’d help him out and ask everyone to answer a quick short-answer question for him. I said sure.
The question has to do with what’s colloquially known as “bro code” or the silent or often explicit pact men seem to make with one another and how that affects our lives. The survey simply asks one question about your life experiences and takes a few minutes to fill out. They’ve asked me to promote this so that they can gather a larger and more varied sample size of men.
There’s no prize here. No incentive. Just do it for science. Or do it for your “bros” even.
There’s been a lopsided amount of research done into women over the past few decades and in a lot of cases masculinity and what defines it has largely been based on assumption. Men, in many cases, have been lumped into one monolithic whole and while the injustices of women are (rightfully) aired, the corresponding problems caused to men by other men are largely ignored.
So take a few minutes, fill out the question. You’re doing a good cause. I’ll be back next week with regular posts. Cheers.