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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.


Sep 26, 2017

The evolution of ‘Man’: Hard science and human masculinity

By Ben Gleeson

While we discuss and debate our diverse cultural and personal constructions of masculinity, it’s worth bearing in mind that the evolutionary evidence also suggests a certain fluidity. What it means to be a man has changed, across history and prehistory, in both cultural and biological terms.


Sep 07, 2017

Homer, Hank, Bob & Greg: The evolution of 2D fathers

By Fury

As much as we shape cartoons in our image, they shape our concepts of ourselves. This is why animated television is such prime territory for understanding our relationship to the concept of fatherhood.


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