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Ageing Men's Bodies

Older, heterosexual men and sexual 'failure'

By David Jackson

Where do you find positive models of changing men? In the complex lives of older men.

‘WHERE DO YOU FIND POSITIVE MODELS OF CHANGING MEN? IN THE
COMPLEX LIVES OF OLDER MEN

In all those men’s groups that I was a part of in the 1980s and 1990s in the U.K. there was one question that kept on rearing its head :
‘Where are the positive models of changing men that can help us in our present struggles?’

Silencing and othering older men

I’m a pensioner activist living in the U.K., still very much engaged in struggles around personal and political change in the men and masculinities field. I’m also wanting to play a part in challenging and changing the ageism that I find in gender politics.