instead of feeding your male ego, think about this conforming behavior. recent news; two disparate groups of people, first india and second, sweden, have had problems with rape. men behave like animals, taking advantage of helpless women and prey on them. what do they have in common, [1.] they are men, and [2.]they are in the same environment as women. there are both formal social laws in government and in religion, and informal disdain and dissuasion for the behaviors. in the swedish situation the women and men were in groups publicly, whereas, in the indian situation, the men were able to separate the victim from the crowd. being adults and knowing the laws exist and will bring punishment did not stop the behavior. ----------------------------------- answer:the solution lays in social-influence and social-support from other men, so strong that the need to be part of a male-identified group, overcame any consideration of ethical values. sociology says there is gender-identifying, sexual-identifying, and identifying based on sexual-orientation; so that, gender-membership values, sexual-membership values, and sexual-orientation membership values exist, and can be recognized by others, thus increasing the perpetrator's self-esteem, and his social-ranking.
def: per·pe·tra·tor noun a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act. "the perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice"