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About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

In an excerpt from a speech about his new book The Shepherd’s Hut, the author says it is men who need to step up and liberate boys from the race, the game, the fight

I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity.

  • Tim Winton
  • The Guardian

But I know a bit about boys.

Partly because I’m at the beach and in the water a lot.

As a surfer you spend a lot of time bobbing about, waiting for something to happen.

So eventually, you get talking.

Or you listen to others talking.

And I spend my work days alone, in a room with people who don’t exist, so these maritime conversations make up the bulk of my social life.

And most of…

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