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The trans boxer learning the many ways to be a man: Thomas Page McBee wanted to understand the relationship between masculinity and violence

The trans boxer learning the many ways to be a man: Thomas Page McBee wanted to understand the relationship between masculinity and violence

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The trans boxer learning the many ways to be a man: Thomas Page McBee wanted to understand the relationship between masculinity and violence

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Länge:
41 Minuten
Freigegeben:
Sep 10, 2020
Format:
Podcast-Folge

Beschreibung

With only five and a half months of training, Thomas Page McBee became the first transgender man to box at the famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. He's an author and journalist by trade so this was quite a departure for him. His journey to that day wasn’t driven by dreams of record-breaking, instead, it was prompted by a desire to better understand the different ways to be a man and specifically the relationship between masculinity and violence. Thomas had grown up with an abusive step-father and he knew he wanted to be different. When he began transitioning from a female to a male body in adulthood he noticed a change in the way the world was treating him. Women were crossing the road when they encountered him walking late at night, rooms fell silent when his deep voice spoke up in conversations, and he was no longer encouraged to hug because “men shake hands”. So in an attempt to learn the many different ways to be a man Thomas set himself a challenge - a boxing match.

Presenter: Anu Anand
Producer: Andrea Kennedy

Picture: Thomas Page McBee
Credit: Amos Mac
Freigegeben:
Sep 10, 2020
Format:
Podcast-Folge