Funnily enough, after opening up, I felt more empowered as a man than I have ever felt in my life. Facing fear and overcoming it led to a strength I did not know I had.
As much as we shape cartoons in our image, they shape our concepts of ourselves. This is why animated television is such prime territory for understanding our relationship to the concept of fatherhood.
There’s a new generation of fathers out there. We speak with one as though he’s a proxy for all the others.
At the edge of Lake Burley Griffin I could see Parliament House across the water, and in the distance I tried and failed to make out the view I’d seen posted on Twitter: hundreds of pink paper hearts planted in the lawn reading “All Love Is Equal”.
“No man I’ve ever met compares to Sam in terms of maleness.” Nevertheless, Shepard’s self-consciousness is such that traditional US masculinity is often scrutinised – even satirised – in his drama.
He didn’t have to do anything that day in Chile, but my uncle took time out of his life to take care of me. A child is raised by the community, and a boy learns to be a man from the men around him.
What does mental health mean to me? Ashley Thomson sets out in a slightly late, slightly truncated episode to answer this question for himself.
Name a rockstar and we’ve name-dropped them on this new ep, where we try to figure out how yesterday’s and today’s rockstars have influenced accepted masculinities.
Ashley Thomson talks feminism, writing and masculinity with Zoya Patel, a friend of six years, the founder of Feminartsy and a huge influence on Homer.
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How often does a young man dream of becoming a geographer? In this interview with Professor Richard Baker, we present another unusual example of what a man might aspire to be.
What happens when a live music gig’s all-male line-up becomes the subject of intense scrutiny and controversy? Shoeb Ahmed, Glen Martin and Ashley Thomson try to get under the surface of the ANU Bar Finale’s moment in the sun.
How do you use a men’s space for good? Can it be done? Ashley Thomson talks to two representatives of the Australian National University Men’s Network to discuss the purpose of (and controversy surrounding) the group.
Using Nick Kyrgios and David Pocock as examples, we get stuck into masculinity and role models for men in Australian sport.
What is it about a man working to the point of exhaustion, and in some cases death, that we deem heroic?
In our first ever podcast episode, Ashley Thomson and Glen Martin discuss the role of masculine archetypes in the current Australian political landscape.
The idea that I am approachable, friendly, trustworthy—all seems suddenly in direct competition with my physicality.