Four heroes who make masculinity look exhausting

1 Indiana Jones

indiana jones, bashed again
indiana jones, bashed again

Indy’s a good lad who is not afraid to break the rules of academic objectivity and non-violence in the pursuit of an ancient artefact or a smoking-hot Nazi. He’s a strong fighter, but he’s rarely strong enough. I remember feeling every punch when he’s beaten up by that strong guy underneath the grounded airplane in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Poor Indy’s face gets totally battered. Fortunately there’s a propeller that Indy can push the bad guy into. If it wasn’t for that propeller I’m not sure Indy would have survived that fight. It’s one reason why he’s a great hero; he’s always on the verge of failing, so it keeps us on our toes. Continue reading

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What kind of man do we want running the country?

David Cameron by World Economic Forum via Flickr
David Cameron by World Economic Forum via Flickr

We only have men to choose from really. The next prime minister is going to be either David Cameron or Ed Miliband, regardless of who I vote for. Both men’s parties have enough support to ensure that one of them will form the next government. So as the two prepare to go head to head on TV tonight, it’s worth thinking about who is the better man.

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