There is a tendency to treat these issues as individual problems, but there is much value in thinking about how our desires are shaped by the society in which we live.
We’re shouting not all men but we all know one. We’re shouting not all men but we’ve all been one. We’re shouting not all men but we’ve all lost one.
What an amazing place it is, to have a group of boys and young men in such a state of peaceful interaction.
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.