Fallibility is the tendency to make mistakes or be wrong. The ‘Masculinity Fallibility’ is the tendency to make mistakes or be wrong about masculinity. But who has the tendency to be wrong? Individual men, women, a person non-binary? Is it our institutions such as schools, workplaces, political parties, community organisations, or the media? Or is it a collective misunderstanding?... read more
Natural transitions in a man’s life such as when he leaves home, when he marries and when he has his own children are three examples of when the dynamic of the relationship with his mum may evolve. For a man, progressions in the son-mum dynamic can be particularly positive and can lead to better appreciation of the role his mum played in his overall development and emotional health.... read more
‘Smooth seas do not make a skilled sailor’ – African Proverb
Not every man ends up in crisis, although all men are met with their own challenges on the journey of life. The ups and downs can seem endless and the saying ‘When it rains, it pours’ comes to mind when I think about some of the down experiences I have had, more about that in a moment.
Many men have an expectation that life should be a certain way. I certainly did.... read more