“If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat?”
R.W. Connell has been a dominant force in scholarship on masculinity Australia for the last 25 years. One of the key concepts to come out of Connell’s work is the argument for the diversity of ‘masculinities’. This concept was developed to account for the shifting relations of dominance and marginalisation between groups of men. The emphasis on the plurality of masculinity debunks the popular myth, pursued by masculinity writers like Steve Biddulph and Robert Bly, that males have a fixed natural masculinity.