How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood

Sep 2012
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SoCal
#1
So ... he "appeals" to "men" just like him …

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Study: Trump appeals to men with 'fragile masculinity'
If I were laughing any harder right now I might rupture a gonad. But at least I’d still have one, unlike my Trump-supporting brethren.

A new study from Sarah DiMuccio and Eric Knowles, psychology researchers at New York University, has concluded that men who support Donald Trump are insecure in their masculinity.

Of course, this should be obvious to anyone who’s paying attention, but it’s nice to finally get some academic cred behind the theory.

Writing in The Washington Post, the duo concludes that “Trump is not necessarily attracting male supporters who are as confidently masculine as the president presents himself to be. Instead, Trump appears to appeal more to men who are secretly insecure about their manhood. We call this the ‘fragile masculinity hypothesis.’”

From the article:

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How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood

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May 2016
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You mean the same men that needs their guns to feel safe, and prop up militia-esque people posing with guns, but totally lose their shit when black people pose with them?

Yea, no surprise Trump is their safety blanket because betas don’t have a manhood.
 
May 2013
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Yep, this comes as absolutely NO surprise. And as a side note - LOVE the columnist's final touch. :D

So, yeah, here’s one more thing you can share with your drunk uncle at Christmas: “Hey, Uncle Paul, here’s yet another article about your vanishingly small penis. Happy holidays!” (I’m still giggling. Just … can’t … help … it.)



 
Sep 2013
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At last, support for Donald Trump explained.

From boasting about the size of his penis on national television to releasing records of his high testosterone levels, President Trump’s rhetoric and behavior exude machismo. His behavior also seems to have struck a chord with some male voters. See, for example, the “Donald Trump: Finally Someone With Balls” T-shirts common at Trump rallies.

But our research suggests that Trump is not necessarily attracting male supporters who are as confidently masculine as the president presents himself to be. Instead, Trump appears to appeal more to men who are secretly insecure about their manhood. We call this the “fragile masculinity hypothesis.” Here is some of our evidence.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...e-about-their-manhood/?utm_term=.b2ff794a933d
The article ties regional interest in topics like erectile dysfunction, and how to attract girls to support for the donald (see map at the link).

The theory would also explain discrimination against certain groups.
 
Jan 2015
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How about all the women who voted for Trump.

Was it secretly their insecurity about their manhood that made Trump appealing to them too?

Really Dumb .....

But, this is the WaPo we are talking about here.