Any time it seemed like I was choosing a way out, it would be about standing behind the discomfort … We’re trying to be activists here, we’re into social change, so we have to go darker and deeper.
Although Ford’s book is a fire-tongued diagnosis of today’s gendered imbalances, it constructs this narrative by reducing masculinity, and men, to simple wholes.
Learning to move into our own masculinity, and the femininity that’s a part of it, is something that’s worth doing for others, in order to relax, to find what our bodies want to do, free from social preconceptions.
When you start thinking about gender in relation to dating apps, especially ones as ubiquitous as Tinder and Bumble, the big ideas are right there in front of you.
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.
We speak with Zac Seidler, a registered psychologist, PhD researcher at the University of Sydney and the founder of Man Island, a project that aims to create the world’s first men’s mental health training program.
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.