Hypomasculinity

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Hypomasculinity is a psychological term for the absence of male stereotypical behaviour, for example, the absence of the de-emphasising of feelings, relationships, etc. A Jungian interpretation of this would be of an overwhelmingly strong anima or female complex. This term can be pejorative and it is important not to place a moral interpretation on whether it is desirable, only by whether it is adaptive or maladaptive. Its opposite behaviour is termed hypermasculinity.

Anorexia nervosa[edit]

Hypomasculinity is commonly attained by male anorexics.[1] The hypomasculinity includes a demasculinized physique and actual reduction or cessation of sexual functioning as a result of deliberate malnutrition.[2]

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  1. ^ Bassett, J. D. (2002). Gender conflict, oject representation, and body image in male anorexia: An investigation of eight subjects. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 72(3), 359.
  2. ^ Bassett, J. D. (2002). Gender conflict, oject representation, and body image in male anorexia: An investigation of eight subjects. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 72(3), 359