Guy Talk: Positive Pop Culture

Welcome to Guy Talk, a serious space to discuss masculinity, good and bad. This week’s topic – positive role models/depictions of masculinity in popular culture.

We all know Steve Rogers is going to be mentioned, but I’d like to nominate When a Man Loves a Woman, first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966. It is unusual for a song to portray a relationship as something that can make a man vulnerable, something that can hurt him. It’s refreshing.

If you don’t mind, could we please focus on positive depictions of masculinity? We know Han Solo is a creep in Empire – we don’t need to discuss it again.

All genders can comment. The next Guy Talk will be published on 10th June.