Tag: men

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…

“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…

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…