Growing up

Stephen Fisher assesses three approaches to boyswork. Please see below for the attachment, in PDF.

From boyhood comic books to soldier games to his dad's tales of combat, Tony Switzer recounts his path into the military.

Sam Pullen describes the training in privilege he received in the Boy Scouts.

Stubbornly, with determination, I resisted. I knew and experienced emotional and sexual desire from an early age as complex, broad-ranging and variable. It was and is still not a simple attraction to one sex or another. It was and is not fixed to one pattern of attraction, lust or pleasure.

Kim Houghton promotes the pleasures of masturbation.

A talk to teachers, in which Michael Flood discusses homophobia, sexism, and the links between homophobia and gender. Flood covers the consequences of homophobia in schools, and the obligation learning institutions have to create change.

Boys and men will not find a loving and kind sexuality in pornography, says Robert Jensen.

David Plummer offers new theories of homophobia which go beyond the definition of homophobia as simply fear or hatred of homosexuality.

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David Plummer examines boys' use of homophobic terms, their role in the dynamics of adolescent male peer groups, and their relationship to adult identity formation.

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You might think being a mate is as easy as drinking beer for your average Aussie bloke but it's not always that simple. Tony Nairn wades into the deep waters of mateship looking for some pointers.