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Male Pressure


This art print is a part of the ‘Topics’ collection. These prints exude the history, storytelling and art of adornment from the South Asian culture. Through the rich colours and jewels, these prints add a statement to every room. Pair with a plain frame and accompanying candles or pampas grass to elevate the print.


Print finish

All art prints are printed on high quality ‘smooth cotton high white paper’ which leaves a smooth and texture-free matte finish. The high white shade assures saturated colours lift when printed.


Want to know a little more about the paper quality?

Weight: 315gsm

Material: 100% Cotton

Coating: Matte

Surface Texture: Smooth

Available in A4 and A3


To read more about what inspired this collection or this particular illustration, visit @gaby.gohlar on Instagram.


Male Pressure 



“I don’t want to burden you with my problems”
Men have been conditioned to suppress certain emotions, in fear of experiencing discomfort and vulnerability. As a result, they bury their feelings and project an unemotional exterior.  
Why does it come so naturally? Throughout the crucial development stages of their lives, they’ve watched every male in their family resist the urge to cry. These behaviours have then been reinforced by their interactions with men and women, which has led them to associate certain emotions with weakness.
“I just don’t think about it … I internalised the prominent view that masculinity meant detaching from any emotion and solving conflicts by avoiding them.”(browngirlmagazine)
If a situation can’t be controlled or addressed, men begin to block their emotions. Whether it festers and eats them up inside, it makes no difference because they have never been taught how to express their feelings. They may feel like none cares and some wouldn’t think about how someone would respond because they’d never contemplate sharing those emotions.   
Men feel they “can’t waste their time feeling sad” because it wouldn’t help the situation. They’d rather adopt their evolutionary roles as a protector and dominant figure. 
“‘It is what it is” is the mantra men will reiterate to avoid the discomfort of embracing their distressing emotions.” (browngirlmagazine)
Men will often adopt mentalities such as “it’s not that deep” to lessen the importance of a situation. That way, the value of the emotions would be insignificant. Thus, the need to express them would be too. 
The solution? We need to normalise men being able to express their emotions in all cultures. They should not have to expect judgement, because “a man feels comfortable expressing his emotions when he feels mature and self-assured.” Therefore, we need to diminish derogative attitudes towards men and celebrate their efforts to open up. 

Male Pressure

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