I recently discovered George TheTinMen's amazing work can be found on the instagram account for @thetinman. It is succinct, entertaining and shocking stats and research that does exist but is not “out” there.
He delves into the complex world of advocating for men's issues, challenging the progressive left's hesitation to fully engage with these topics. His journey is not just about bringing these issues to light but also about redefining how society perceives and addresses them. One of his critical points is the necessity to view men's problems as societal issues, going beyond the oversimplified solution of encouraging men to just "talk about it."
In a podcast with Chris Williamson, George touches on various significant aspects such as the implications of family court proceedings, sentencing biases, and the urgent need for a more empathetic understanding of men's issues. George stresses the importance of employing an intersectional lens to fully grasp the diverse challenges faced by different groups of men, including minority and gay men. He points out that overlooking these intersectional factors leads to a superficial understanding and, often, the dismissal of these crucial issues.
A poignant part of the conversation focuses on suicide and mental health in men. George argues that these are not just issues of mental health or an inability to communicate but are often the result of external stresses and societal pressures. He emphasizes that effective suicide interventions must consider the societal context, including relationship breakdowns, work stress, and financial hardships. Encouraging men to talk is vital, but it's equally important for society to listen and act on these underlying problems. This podcast is a call to action for a more comprehensive and empathetic approach to addressing men's issues in our society.
“One of the best things to do when you're stressed out on the internet just go outside for like 20 minutes like it's really not as exciting as dramatic it's kind actually kind of boring real life in the best possible way.” - George The Tin Men.