After three-and-a-half years, this little online magazine-cum-experiment in broadening the scope of what it means to be a man will cease publishing.
The gym is a place where a hardened, isolating masculinity can be shed – along with our preconceptions about how we need to look or be in the world – in favour of something greater, something vulnerable and meaningful.
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.