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Jan 21, 2020

Bloke and mirrors: Masculinity and muscle in the gym

By Jeremy Stevens

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.


Nov 13, 2019

The machismo misconception

By Ruth McHugh-Dillon

On the imagined line between tough-talking macho ‘strongmen’ and benevolent ‘daggy dads’.