Increase in Bar Fights: Sons of Abusive Fathers
A survey taken by 137 Australian men, aged 18 to 25, regarding alcohol-related aggression has revealed that men whose fathers were abusive towards them and others were more likely to get into bar fights and partake in other alcohol-related violence.
These men often become more focused on the moment when intoxicated, and are victims of poor judgment which leads them to interpret social situations incorrectly and react with aggression.1 It is not uncommon for boys who were the victims of violence in the home to grow up and exhibit powerful signs of masculinity as a way of gaining power back over their own lives.1
A continuous cycle of aggression.
In this way, the cycle continues—right into bar settings.1 Aggression in bars is not simply “boys being boys,” but so much more: troubled boys regaining their masculinity.1 The survey included questions about fathers who abused their male child physically or mentally—belittling them, shaming them, hitting, punching, spanking, and over-controlling.1
 HealthDay News. (2013, April 19). Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey . US News Health. Retrieved April 24, 2013, from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/04/19/sons-of-absent-or-abusive-fathers-may-pick-more-bar-fights-survey