Tag: emotions

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…

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…

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…