Although Ford’s book is a fire-tongued diagnosis of today’s gendered imbalances, it constructs this narrative by reducing masculinity, and men, to simple wholes.
Learning to move into our own masculinity, and the femininity that’s a part of it, is something that’s worth doing for others, in order to relax, to find what our bodies want to do, free from social preconceptions.
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.