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Mar 06, 2019

The manly thing

By Patrick Boxall

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.


Jan 13, 2019

Rum and blood: Masculinity, alcohol and the First World War

By Harry Andrew Miller

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.


Jan 06, 2019

Tearing down the scaffolds: Masculinity, authenticity and alcohol

By Alexander Toums

Alcohol was the scaffolding I used to support my transition into manhood. It helped me to deal with the frightening reality of the world and my changing place within it. … As fun as the good times were, I wish I could’ve found another way.


Aug 02, 2018

More than mates: Walt Whitman and male friendship

By Alexander Wells

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.


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