Of monsters and men Swimming in the shadows of Australian masculinity

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ON A SATURDAY morning in March 2014, I found myself speaking in front of a crowd of five thousand people on the shore of Cottesloe Beach, Perth. We were there to protest a state government policy to catch and kill large sharks using baited drum lines off the metropolitan coast, a policy announced in response to five fatal great white attacks in Western -Australia between 2011 and 2012: https://griffithreview.com/articles/of-monsters-and-men-australian-masculinity/