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George Washington would have thought wearing a mask was manly. National Portrait Gallery, Gilbert Stuart portrait/A. Papolu, illustration

George Washington would have so worn a mask

A biographer of George Washington says that the father of the country would have no problem wearing the kind of protective gear that President Trump shuns.
Will Pucovski recently opened up about dealing with mental health issues, a message the media and the sporting community welcomed with warmth and understanding. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

Big men do cry: cricketers are leading the charge for inclusive masculinity

Rising Australian cricket star Will Pucovski is one of a recent trio of professional cricketers to take a break from playing to boost their mental well-being.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during a National Football League game Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Myles Garrett, Don Cherry and the changing nature of the sports boys club

Attempts to disrupt or challenge normative, sporty masculinity has been met by outrage by those who cannot see nor hear the tribalism and male privilege of masculinized spaces like locker rooms.
The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men. From shutterstock.com

Risky business: how our ‘macho’ construction culture is killing tradies

Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the 'macho' culture on work sites.
Through Paul Hogan and Crocodile Dundee we can learn a lot about the enduring myth of the Aussie Bloke. Paramount

Paul Hogan and the myth of the white Aussie bloke

The mythical Australian bloke is white, straight, and able-bodied – he's Crocodile Dundee. But where does this legend come from, and what is his future?
By working in roles that are typically viewed as being more appropriate for women, men can break down the notions that foster gender inequalities. Shutterstock

Why having both male and female teachers is a good idea for schools

South Africa has a low number of male teachers in the foundation phase. Why this must change.
Ballet should not need to be linked to narrow male stereotypes to appeal to boys. Pictured: UK company BalletBoyz. AAP Image/Sydney Opera House, Michele Mossop

Boys dance too - and in Japan they are celebrated

While male dancers in the US and Australia seek to combat bullying with #boysdancetoo, Japanese culture accepts and embraces male ballet dancing.
The relationship between guns and masculinity was once sanctioned by governments and businesses, making it entrenched and difficult to challenge. Kyle Johnson/Unsplash

Canada once sold the idea that guns turned boys into men

The relationship between guns and masculinity was once sanctioned by governments and businesses, making it entrenched and difficult to challenge.
A closer look at men in South Africa reveals a very complicated picture. Shutterstock

Men and HIV: how poverty, violence and inequality play a part

Poverty, traumatic experiences, and gender inequalities, directly increased HIV-risk behaviours such as having unprotected sex and having multiple sexual partners.

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