It’s been advised that we all should be wearing masks at this point and some stores have even mandated it, so what’s the big deal? A new study suggests that men might be more likely to leave their face coverings at home, if they even have one.
A study shows that if it’s not mandated, men are less likely to take the precaution. Men are also less likely to believe they’ll be seriously impacted by Covid-19 regardless of the data showing otherwise.
According to a co-author of this study, “Men more than women agree that wearing a face covering is shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness and a stigma; and these gender differences also mediate gender differences intentions to wear a face covering.”
The study concluded that women are generally less willing to take risks compared to their male counterpart.