I spend a lot of time thinking about the conception of masculinity.
There is a journal
on the topic that looks interesting.
It's expensive but there are some free sample articles
I'll have to think a little about this, but I don't think there's a masculinity checklist. It might vary culturally and in so many other ways. But in my status as a gay male survivor, it's something I had to fight for. I think men in general have to prove their manhood in some way, but I also think this is especially so for gay men and male survivors. I don't think the abuse has to necessarily be sexual, either. It can be bullying on the playground or getting slapped around at home. But I think guys like us, a lot of us at least, feel we have something to prove. That's how I see it anyway.