Man to Man: Understanding the Forces Behind the Sometimes Self-Destructive Behaviors of the Man Box

Over 92% of workplace deaths, 80% of completed suicides and nearly 70% of the homeless in the United States are males. Men are also more likely to be both the perpetrator and the victims of violent crimes. In only two categories of violence are women more likely to be the victim: domestic violence and sexual assault. 1 in 4 college women report surviving rape or attempted rape in their life time. Women in sororities are 74% more likely to experience rape than other college women.

Most college men are not interested in committing sexual assault or rape. However, 64% of male offenders were using alcohol and or drugs prior to the attack. Research suggests that serial rapists commit 6 to 14 of these crimes.

Dr. Malone explores the biology, psychology and sociology behind young men’s sexual behavior.  By learning to know themselves, college men may better understand the forces behind the sometimes self-destructive behaviors of their Man Box.