British men feel less "manly" than American men, says new study
Do you see yourself as a "manly man"?
A new YouGov survey has been asking men in the US and the UK how masculine they see themselves - and it appears American men see themselves as being more manly.
Asked to rate themselves out of 6 for "completely masculinity", 42 per cent of men in the US gave themselves a score in the higher end of the scale, compared with just 28 per cent of men in the UK.
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It appears masculinity is something older men relate to easier. In the UK only 2 per cent of men age 18-24 described themselves as “completely masculine” compared with 56 per cent of the men age 65 and over.
This could be a case of younger men seeing themselves as boys who have to "learn" masculinity, or a case of the new generation not seeing it as such a desirable trait.
Talking to the Guardian, one UK man who took the survey said masculinity is not a fixed concept since it’s "split by class, culture, location and ethnicity, so it’s very difficult to describe just how ‘masculine’ you are."