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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.


Mar 21, 2017

Warning! Male, Massage with Caution

By Nigel Hawkins

The idea that I am approachable, friendly, trustworthy—all seems suddenly in direct competition with my physicality.


Nov 02, 2016

Finger-painting: Vulnerability for Late Learners

By Joel Dignam

Intellectually, I understand that it’s healthy to express emotion. I’ve read Brené Brown. I’ve watched Inside Out. I get it. But it’s hard to express emotion when I’m barely conscious of feeling it.