Issue 2: Internet round up
As we put together each issue, we come across loads of things that we think you'd be interested in.
Here's our Issue 2 round up.
This article by Tim Winton about how men can (and need to) role model positively for boys, and how important that is for all of us:
"What I’ve come to notice is that all these kids are rehearsing and projecting. Trying it on. Rehearsing their masculinity. Projecting their experimental versions of it. And wordlessly looking for cues the whole time. Not just from each other, but from older people around them, especially the men. Which can be heartbreaking to witness, to tell you the truth. Because the feedback they get is so damn unhelpful. If it’s well-meant it’s often feeble and half-hearted. Because good men don’t always stick their necks out and make an effort."
Depressing reading from Gary Younge after the Toronto attack on mass killers, why we need to address toxic ideas of masculinity and how misogyny damages us all.
This heartwarming article on how small kindnesses, like an operating theatre rendition of Yellow Submarine, can make experiences just a little bit less frightening, with a subtext on how human compassion is just that - human.
From the NY Times, this beautiful short film from their series on Conception. This story about allowing your child to be themselves no matter your circumstances really moved us, but all the videos are touching in their portrayals of parenthood.
This fab non-gendered campaign reboot for H&M from Just Kids Campaign.
A rare article in a female-led mag interviewing a man about what women's magazines call beauty and men's magazines refer to as grooming (don't get me started), asking questions you don't often hear asked, never mind answered:
What did the men in your family teach you about beauty?
My dad washed his hair with bar soap (the cheap pink bars that came in plastic bags of six) and was so averse to any products, even sunscreen, that he had a permanent V-shaped sunburn on his chest from wearing T-shirts while doing yard work on the weekends.
Molly Ringwald explores the misogyny, and also the liberating messages, of the John Hughes films she starred in, from The Breakfast Club to Pretty in Pink, in the wake of #MeToo.
Finally, who knew The Sun was still using pictures of scantily-clad young girls to sell its papers? Oh, sorry, everyone did. Level Up subverted their latest sexist stupidity, by getting everyone - including men - to send in pics of their body-positive chests and cleavages for the Bust In Britain contest.