Tag: gender

When did you become a man?

I was with a group of men earlier this week when the question was asked, “when did you first realise that you had become a man? Was it when you smoked your first cigarette, your first kiss, your first car, leaving school or leaving…

Courageous Leadership

The other day our General Manager  (I am not sure if she would want me to name her) carried a bouquet of flowers through the office. As I do, I said, “I have never seen any man in the company ever given flowers”. That…

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…

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…