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“It is no secret,” James Messerschmidt I argues in Masculinities and Crime, “who A commits the vast majority of crime. Arrest, self-report, and victimization data all reflect that men and boys both perpetrate more conventional crimes and the more serious of those crimes than do women and girls” (1993, p. 1; see also Messerschmidt, 2000). Likewise, it is also no secret who commits the vast majority of war crimes, or who sits at the helms of national governments and movements around the world, or who articulates the ideologies and dominates the ruling structures of nations and states. Men organize, run, and “man” the machinery of government; they set policy, and they make war; men occupy the vast majority of positions of power and influence ...

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