Tag: culture

Beneath male anger there lies a whole lot of fear

“We are suspended, rudderless, between our long history of male privilege and the newer, more diverse masculinities emerging from decades of social and economic upheaval.” Mark Greene Over the past few weeks I have been talking to a lot of men about men’s issues.… Continue Reading “Beneath male anger there lies a whole lot of fear”

Don’t measure me

Don’t measure me by the size of my dick Don’t measure me by the strength of my anger Don’t measure me by the ferocity of my own destruction Don’t measure me by the cost or power of the car I drive The size of… Continue Reading “Don’t measure me”

I am 5 – vulnerability in the workplace

Its 5 years (23rd June) since I suffered a heart-attack. Described on my medical records as a ‘significant episode followed by a series of major complications’ over a 4 hour period my heart had to be restarted 3 times. My wife was told that… Continue Reading “I am 5 – vulnerability in the workplace”

Gratitude is the Beginning or Worthiness

One of the leading contributors to male depression and suicide is a sense of worthlessness which, in turn, can be generated by misconceptions around what it is to me a ‘man’. This misconception is another leading contributor to male suicide. Believing that someone would want to… Continue Reading “Gratitude is the Beginning or Worthiness”

I wish that it didn’t have to be this way

Its surprising how many men are struggling to deal with depression, low mood, self doubt. anxiety and all that emotional stuff that we are so bad at dealing with. I talk of men because it are mostly men that I discuss these issues with. I have… Continue Reading “I wish that it didn’t have to be this way”