Areas of Interest
Freudian view, masculine over compensation, and threat to masculine identity.
Threatening men’s masculine identity, results to homophobic attitudes as a way of overcompensation.
Homophobia refers to hostility towards or fear of gay people (Cohen, 43). It also refers to social ideologies which stigmatize homosexuality (Cohen, 52). Negative attitudes or feelings against non-heterosexual behavior, relationships, community and behavior can lead to homophobic behavior (Cohen, 55). Homophobia is the main cause of discrimination against gays, bisexual, lesbians, and transgender (Cohen, 56). Homophobia can be manifested in different forms including physical attacks, homophobic jokes, negative media representation and discrimination in the work ...