This need to continually reaffirm one’s masculine credentials means that you literally cannot relax; you are forever in danger of having your own man-card taken away by other men.
It creates a culture where the need to assert power over others is all-important, even when those others are just glowing phosphors on a monitor.
Small wonder then that many people confuse “being a man” with “bullying”.
This sort of behavior – where displays of “dominance” are equated with manliness – is wonderfully exemplified by the conservative media; Fox News, for example the idea of “traditional” masculinity and its attendant values, continually trying to demean progressives by comparing them to women.
presumably by letting them be provoked into throwing down.