Men Less Likely To Wear Face Masks Because They’re ‘not cool’

It’s a sign of weakness?

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.