Why are some large men accepted in Australia, when others are still ridiculed?
I rarely see acknowledgment of the fact that it’s not just being fat or skinny that requires acceptance, but every interstitial space in the range of unique bodies we inhabit.
If, like many Australians, you enjoy a beer, then rest assured that politicians like Scott Morrison, because they enjoy a beer too, are regular Aussie blokes like you.
The socio-historical link between men and alcohol was not a new trend brought on by the war; the war merely served to reinforce it. And this acquired connection between alcohol, violence and masculinity follows us to this day.
It was on the third hour, when my friend saw me opening the app for the tenth time, that I realised something wasn’t quite right.
By acting like one of the boys I climbed up through the hierarchy. I earned a seat at the table and had a voice in creating menus and running the kitchen. But I paid a hefty price.
For Whitman, camaraderie isn’t just a matter of sharing your goals and working together, nor is it just talking out loud about your feelings. It’s about sharing the very essence of yourself.