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ISIS ‘offers fix’ for wounded masculine pride

Article in The Australian (15 December 2015)

Islamic State is offering young men who feel insecure about their masculinity an opportunity to parade their macho credentials, according to Australian Catholic University research fellow Joshua Roose.

Dr Roose told a two-day conference hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation in Melbourne that Islamic State’s appeal reinforced a wounded masculine pride.

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