'Boys not allowed strong feelings'
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Tim Winton: Boys not allowed to have strong feelings

The internationally acclaimed writer Tim Winton has been a vocal critic of what he describes as a culture of toxic masculinity in Australia and says men need to change.

Mr Winton's writings are rooted deep in the soil and the shoreline of his native Western Australia.

His latest novel – The Shepherd’s Hut – focuses on a troubled young man wrestling with demons. It comes at an opportune time, with the Me Too movement demanding an end to ingrained sexism and misogyny.

You can see the Hardtalk interview in full on Monday 23 July on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBCiPlayer (UK only)

  • 23 Jul 2018