Tag: emotions

Its hard to imagine that any toddler boy would aspire to a life of abuse and addiction. That he might want to grow up to become a rapist or a murderer. But it happens. What must change? What must we change? What should you…

Have a ‘good’ day

I have struggled with this post for a very long time. You see the more I discuss issues around masculinity, the more I read, write and listen. The more I  observe the feminist movement. Whether it be racism, sexism, oppression, political ideal, religion or…

You’re not really innocent …

Guante is one of my favourite spoken word poets. This is an excerpt: Moving Train She doesn’t say it but I see it in her movements A gentle hesitance whenever we’re in tune with The rhythm of each other’s music, it must be She…

Without Victim Blaming

Mental or physical abuse is unacceptable under any circumstance. Domestic violence has to be stopped. Male vs female abuse has to stop. Female vs male abuse has to stop. I don’t want to debate which gender is the worst nor which gender suffers the…

Pain, discomfort and making a difference

I had been wanting to do a speech for a few years but I had always held back because it dealt with suicide and male suppressed emotions, a hard topic. There is still a bit of a taboo around the subject of suicide, no…

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….

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…