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vulnerability

Feb 12, 2017

Confessions of a Contradiction

By Nathan Meyer

I look typically masculine in the Western sense—tall, bearded, bald, built—but my behaviour, attitudes and actions don’t fit others’ expectations of this man. I’ve made changes to avoid this, and have become a contradiction.


Nov 23, 2016

Small acts of violence: On men in public spaces

By Benjamin Riley

In ‘micro expressions’ of masculinity, the role or the perception of ‘effort’ is important. The paragon, the most masculine, is the man who can enact himself upon the world without even trying. As such, to even admit to thinking about masculinity in this way feels on some level like weakness, as though if I was a real man I wouldn’t have to.


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.


Oct 25, 2016

Grief and Masculinity in You’re the Worst

By Sophie Overett

Jimmy is, of course, fictional, but as a character he reflects (albeit sometimes exaggeratedly) a broader cultural problem. That we don’t know what to do with male vulnerability.