On the imagined line between tough-talking macho ‘strongmen’ and benevolent ‘daggy dads’.
How these animated men simultaneously represent fatherhood and fatness – as well as how weight in general is treated as an ongoing plot device in these shows – mirrors the culture/time they originate from.
We need to work out why men are being violent at an individual level. To do this we need to get to know abusive men.
There is a tendency to treat these issues as individual problems, but there is much value in thinking about how our desires are shaped by the society in which we live.
We’re shouting not all men but we all know one. We’re shouting not all men but we’ve all been one. We’re shouting not all men but we’ve all lost one.