Tag: feminism

The reconciliation of the genders

I have been deliberately quiet here for a long time. I needed to stop and to listen. I heard a whisper, the faint sound of change. The faint sound of resolution. And when I was silent, then I heard it. It was there, it…

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…

“We think too much and feel too little …”

I really do try hard to see the good in everyone. I have to believe it to be true but as I watch the accusations being thrown around gender issues and how people seem to need to find someone to blame, someone to punish,…

Who’s hurting?

Sometimes it seems that we are in a battle to prove who is hurting the most. Women are hurting more than men. Ethnic minorities are hurting. LGBT people are hurting. Religious minorities, political refugees, the poor … The only ones that are not hurting…

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….

Our Society is Toxic, not Masculinity

The term ‘Toxic Masculinity’ really sucks and its heaping more hurt upon men. I never liked it and I think that I have now come to hate it. Masculinity is not toxic, being a man does not make you toxic. What is toxic however,…