The “Problem” of Masculinity The Five Stages of Masculinity is a tool intended to map out the various stages of masculinity that many people experience. Everyone experiences masculinity to some degree, either as a man (and some women) who internally embodies masculinity, or as a woman (and some men) who is externally impacted by masculinity.… Read More The Five Stages of Masculinity: An Overview
In the film Fight Club Tyler Durden poses the question, “How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?” By that measure I knew very little about myself. I knew nothing of what it actually meant to have someone ‘front me up’ or ‘give me some verbals’. Yet these experiences… Read More How Much Can You Know About Yourself If You’ve Never Been In A Fight?
What constitutes a ‘good man’? In the hit-show The Affair, central character Noah Solloway (Dominic West) tells his therapist (Cynthia Nixon) that when his ex-wife, Helen (Maura Tierney) reads the obituaries, she looks for whether the man was loved: whether he was married, had children. Noah, on the other hand, remarks that, “it never occurred… Read More Good men, infidelity, and Showtime’s ‘The Affair’
I was so eager to watch the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that I did so in a toilet cubicle at work (fairly sure some colleagues heard). After initial childlike glee, my reaction was immense gladness that we had another Star Wars film with a female protagonist. I swiftly perused the internet to… Read More Being Privileged, Being Pleased
I first showed signs of depression when I was 16, and was actually diagnosed with depression and prescribed medication when I was 19. My best friend also has depression, as does my current girlfriend, so it’s a pretty central part of my life. And with that cheery introduction, let’s get started. Depression is a pretty… Read More Depression and Self-Harm: It Can Happen to Anyone
I’ll say up front that the focus of this article is not really on the phrase ‘No Homo’, but the defensiveness and separation I associate it with. It has its roots in East Harlem back in the 90s, finding its footing in hip hop lexicon through Cam’ron before being popularised by Lil Wayne. I think of it… Read More “No Homo” and Platonic Love
Conversations with my sister are usually very funny. I suppose it’s the shared life, shared blood, and shared parents. People say we don’t look the same, but we sound the same. (She would say that I speak in a really posh-grammar-school way. She seems more sarf-London). We cover many topics: from race, to politics, through… Read More Men’s Flirting Styles: Conversations With My Sister Are Usually Very Funny