JCIP #223 – TheTinMen


In episode 223 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with George, Founder of from men’s media platform, TheTinMen.

TheTinMen explores issues around men’s mental health, aims to widen perspectives around men as a sex, asks uncomfortable conversations, expose ugly truths and discusses the unpopular other half of gender equality.

George started the platform around the end of 2019 and the start of 2020 and started posting on the account and building the platform during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Since then, he has built a significant following and has appeared on the likes of Chris Williamson’s ‘Modern Wisdom’ podcast to discuss the issues he highlights on the platform.

George tackles the issues affecting men from a left-wing perspective, like academic and author Richard V. Reeves.

In this episode we discuss the origin of TheTinMen and the issues George discusses through a mental health lens.

These include: male domestic abuse victims, male suicide, working-class boys and boys more generally struggling in education, fatherlessness, sexual abuse in men’s prisons, the sexualisation of a teenage Justin Bieber by predominantly (but not exclusively) female celebrities and whether male circumcision is male genital mutilation.

For George’s mental health, we discuss anxiety, being a carer for a loved one, the impact that had on his mental health and the wider conversation about carers more generally.

As always, #itsokaytovent

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