The Culture Of Masculinity And Its Negative Impacts On Men

By Christopher Booker & Mori Rothman

„But there is a contradiction running through the songs of the British band Idles. The sound may be hard, but it is driven by compassion….an unrelenting celebration of vulnerability, acceptance and mindfulness….all performed with the intensity of a freight train.“ via PBS

Samaritans – Idles

„The mask / Of masculinity / Is a mask / A mask that’s wearing me / The mask, the mask, the mask // I’m a real boy / Boy and I cry / I love myself / And I want to try // This is why you never see your father cry / This is why you never see your father cry“

Colossus – Idles

„Forgive me father, I have sinned / I’ve drained my body full of pins / I’ve danced till dawn with splintered shins / Full of pins, full of pins“

Never Fight a Man With a Perm – Idles

„Me, oh me, oh my, Roy / You look like a walking thyroid / You’re not a man, you’re a gland / You’re one big neck with sausage hands / You are a Topshop tyrant / Even your haircut’s violent / You look like you’re from Love Island / He stood and the room went silent“