“I think boys and men both just struggle with being open in general."
Looking back I feel like that was a defining moment of me thinking, ”Oh, I am a man now.”
"My gender didn’t suddenly retreat to some masculine polarity the moment I met my daughter."
Time to binge lockdown away.
“There was this really interesting sense of masculinity, but also complete vulnerability.”
We've rounded up a bunch of stories that show us what it means to be a man.
When do you become a man?
What does it mean to be a man in New Zealand? It's a heady topic to unpack. Perhaps most popularly, the idea of being a man…
A new bodybuilder and group of friends discuss body image struggles
“Bro rub some sunscreen on my back, no homo.”
Why are some guys uncomfortable holding each other’s hands or sleeping in the same bed? And why is…
“Tough like an armour truck, the only medicine I know, harden up!”
Suck it up. Harden Up. Be a man about it. How many times have you heard these words?
The Masculinity Project is an exploration and documentation of what it means to be a man in Aotearoa
Re: celebrated the launch of our new masculinity series One for the Boys at the Grey Lynn Bowling Club in Auckland last night.
There was pizza, laughs…
“Imagine if all your boys jump into a fight and you don’t? You’re just the one standing there.”
“It’s about reestablishment or reclamation of whakaaro Māori because I know our tupuna were emotionally aware and conscious of the power and strength in vulnerability and…
“Anyone can walk through those doors. A priest, a businessman, a schoolboy, a gang member, and there is no judgment put on them.”
Meet Fitz, the owner…
New Zealand Police investigate a domestic violence case every four minutes. The members of Tauawhi Men's Centre in Gisborne are working to overcome this problem…