It isn't a new observation to say that our most homosocial (male) institutions are also our most homophobic, but I've long been struck by how such institutions are filled with people with the most fragile emotions. They are not stoics; they are drama queens.
This contradiction is masked because we see physical aggression particularly as a very male thing, but what leads to this aggression are delicate emotions and fragile egos. Also, too, entitlement.
There's a false archetype of supposed manly men being above emotion, but in truth they're the most emotional of all.