Photographer Paul McDonald is possessed by two things. The first is a set of mysterious and intimate medical slides found by chance at an auction and carried with him ever since; and the second is the very concept of masculinity.
Shoeb Ahmad is a father, musician and sound technician, who after a period of prolonged reflection decided that identifying as male was no longer right for her.
A member of the Canberra legislative assembly, Mark Parton, claimed recently that white men over the age of thirty who have stable employment aren’t included in anything. There’s a lot to unpack in that, and unpack it all is what we set out to do.
Deliberate or subconscious, the way that men dress themselves has enormous significance to the way we think about masculinity. I speak with a lecturer at London College of Fashion to find out more.
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.
At the edge of Lake Burley Griffin I could see Parliament House across the water, and in the distance I tried and failed to make out the view I’d seen posted on Twitter: hundreds of pink paper hearts planted in the lawn reading “All Love Is Equal”.
“No man I’ve ever met compares to Sam in terms of maleness.” Nevertheless, Shepard’s self-consciousness is such that traditional US masculinity is often scrutinised – even satirised – in his drama.
He didn’t have to do anything that day in Chile, but my uncle took time out of his life to take care of me. A child is raised by the community, and a boy learns to be a man from the men around him.
Name a rockstar and we’ve name-dropped them on this new ep, where we try to figure out how yesterday’s and today’s rockstars have influenced accepted masculinities.
Ashley Thomson talks feminism, writing and masculinity with Zoya Patel, a friend of six years, the founder of Feminartsy and a huge influence on Homer.
How often does a young man dream of becoming a geographer? In this interview with Professor Richard Baker, we present another unusual example of what a man might aspire to be.
How do you use a men’s space for good? Can it be done? Ashley Thomson talks to two representatives of the Australian National University Men’s Network to discuss the purpose of (and controversy surrounding) the group.
Using Nick Kyrgios and David Pocock as examples, we get stuck into masculinity and role models for men in Australian sport.
What is it about a man working to the point of exhaustion, and in some cases death, that we deem heroic?
In our first ever podcast episode, Ashley Thomson and Glen Martin discuss the role of masculine archetypes in the current Australian political landscape.
The idea that I am approachable, friendly, trustworthy—all seems suddenly in direct competition with my physicality.
It is not the brutality but the acts of normalcy and of kindness—corrupted though they may be—that make Spector a terrifyingly real character.