McIntosh 1996

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  • The 'homosexual role' - McIntosh 1996
    • argued in western cultures, roles of homosexual men involve certain expectations or cultural characteristics
      • the homosexual role may include effeminate mannerisms, higher voice & attention to appearance
    • argued that once a male has accepted the label or identity of 'homosexual' he will start to fulfil these expectations
      • the label actually creates this behaviour
    • supported her argument by citing evidence of married men who see themselves as 'straight'
      • these men were still attracted to other males
      • do not exhibit any signs of homosexuality
    • conversely males she studied who were 'out' did fulfil all of the expectations of a homosexual role

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