When you start thinking about gender in relation to dating apps, especially ones as ubiquitous as Tinder and Bumble, the big ideas are right there in front of you.
It was on the third hour, when my friend saw me opening the app for the tenth time, that I realised something wasn’t quite right.
We speak with Zac Seidler, a registered psychologist, PhD researcher at the University of Sydney and the founder of Man Island, a project that aims to create the world’s first men’s mental health training program.
On the rise and rise of muscle as an indicator of a good, desirable or healthy masculinity in our times.
It is by becoming aware of and ultimately resisting the cultural structures and systems in play – that racialise non-white bodies and romanticise Eurocentric beauty – that I can finally not give a damn about the uneven, slow-growing nature of my body and facial hair.
I interview writer, scientist and advocate for transgender issues Kaya Wilson about everything from shaving and body hair to sexuality’s inherent connection to the aesthetics of male hair. And if I do say so myself, it’s a fantastic chat.
A large part of expressing as trans has been allowing myself to enjoy what I’m not supposed to enjoy. … Shaving became a moment to gather strength.