Tough and Tender

Words by: Veronica John
Art by: Gabrielle Poh

In society, men are told to be masculine and to ‘toughen up.’  The longer the beard, the taller the male or the more muscles they have, the more women flock to their side. This phenomenon is baffling to me.  It is an unspoken fantasy society placed on males. Why should men be told to toughen up, when it’s okay to be tender?

Tough and Tender

Be a Man

Words by James WF Roberts 
Art by Liam Grant

From a male’s point of view, I do not understand how sensitive men have become. I do not understand the backlash against the Gillette ad and I don’t understand why so many men, are threatened by a gentle progressive turn towards inclusivity, or even by having more women and minorities in positions of power in films and TV shows.

Be a Man