Founded in 2016, Homer is an online magazine discussing masculinities and challenging ideas of what it means to be a man.
At Homer, our explorations of masculinities aim to incorporate progressive discussions around broader socio-economic structures and inequalities, global political issues, robust communities, and ways of living and being that forge meaningful solidarities. We do this from the base understanding that time is not on our side and it is not enough explore gender, and especially masculinities, in an apolitical vacuum.
We believe it is primarily men’s responsibility to step up to have this conversation, but Homer also invites and encourages writing from women, queer writers and writers of all races, ethnicities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Masculinity is fluid and contested; people who aren’t men have just as much say.
We are living in dangerous times. Neoliberal capitalist economic structures alienate individuals from themselves and their communities. Wealth inequality continues to increase while wage growth stagnates. The world is being irreversibly harmed by global warming and a political class far too slow to act, while a resurgence of fascistic right-wing groups threaten the marginalised.
Through essays, op–eds, memoir, art, photography and more, Homer hopes to open these topics up and find the place of the masculine within them. Just because there is no ‘real man’ does not mean what is masculine cannot also be good.
Homer is produced in Canberra and Brisbane, Australia, and acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Ngunnawal people and the Jagera and Turrbul people. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.