"Men’s prisons provide a classic example of how men in hypermasculine environments demonstrate their masculinity through dominating, or feminizing, others. Stripped of all social power except their status as men, prisoners can lose this too if they are perceived as weak or passive — that is, feminine. Through rape, “the ultimate humiliation,” a man is symbolically emasculated and redefined as “female,” becoming the property of his conqueror (Rideau & Wikberg, 1992, p. 75; Sabo, Jupers, & London, 2001). That the defense of masculinity is central to this ritual is suggested by prison rapists’ stated motivations, such as “We’re going to take your manhood” or “We’re going to make a girl out of you” (Roskey, 1988, pp. 52-53). The irony of male-on-male rape as a way to demonstrate heterosexual prowess suggests that masculinity is less about sexual behavior than personal identity."