An essential list for the masculine
In part two of our editorial series we unwrap masculinity - words by gender equity and social inclusion expert, Tim Lawther.
Tools for Success
One penis, Two strong arms, Sleeves rolled up to the forearm, Back problems, Monogamy, Monotony, Monetary superiority, Respect for one’s mum, A mum for your nuclear family, One set of restraints for your aggression, At least a 12-year single malt, Two pointed shoes, Pointed opinions about minorities, Sharp wit, Ironed checked shirt, All your creases ironed out...
Tools & Chicks
One cordless drill
Drilling chicks in your dreams
Well drilled obedient children
Pride and ego
A king for your pride
One pair of dark glassses
A yowie suit
Stay one hundred metres wide of any playground
Remain at least one hundred steps behind a woman you’re 'accidentally' following
Never be in public by yourself
Keep at least two people with you so strangers don’t think you’re a weirdo
One Rudyard Kipling book
One Ernest Hemmingway book
Extensive home brewing equipment
Humour as a Tool
A series of over-explanations, One set of jousting sticks, One taxidermy eagle, Ten years management experience, Five pairs of pants to fucking wear, Re-up on your prescription for chill pills, Five sporting achievements, Short back and sides...
Take good care of your tools
A short fuse to never light, Twin carburettors, Twin fantasy, Twiddle your dexterous thumbs, Diddle yourself, One pillow to yell into, One boxing bag, Ten reusable jokes, Tin snips, Tent erecting skills, Time management, A fancy watch, Watch yourself without looking into a mirror.
Liam wears OUT OF COMFORT Overalls / Wilbur Hsu silk top/ Nik Hanton leather necklaces - Placebo Effect Collection (2017) Karen Walker Wanderlust sunglasses in caramel / earring and rings - models own.
Photography credit - David James
Styling and creative direction - Sonia Sly
Hair and makeup - Michele Perry
A King for your Pride was written by Tim Lawther.
Tim works full-time in gender equity and social inclusion and has enjoyed a varied career in this space, including international youth programmes with Oxfam Australia, disability inclusion initiatives in Timor-Leste, and refugee advocacy in Wellington. He also held a role as Gender Technical Advisor with the United Nations in Timor-Leste, assisting Government to train and employ rural women, and now consults on women’s economic empowerment. He also writes a bit and plays music, and is neurotic about modern masculinity.