Tag Archives: opinion

My portfolio #30: My thinky thoughts on musicals


A thing I wrote about why men hate musicals for the July 2013 issue of Women’s Health magazine. (It’s true. They do. I read it somewhere.) Read the whole story here.

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My portfolio #20: Reluctant musings on breasts for Cleo

You would imagine that being invited by one of the country’s premiere women’s magazines to write an opinion piece about why boobs are great must be among the greatest honours one could bestow upon a male journalist. But truthfully, I was a little uncomfortable with the notion, not least because I’m trying to avoid being typecast as “ex-FHM editor Guy Mosel”. Still, I think I managed to write something vaguely entertaining without coming off like a sniggering masturbator. Read it and let me know what you think. This appeared in Cleo‘s December 2012 issue.

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Talking Bathurst with ABC Radio

I spoke to Geoff Hutchison from the ABC Drive program in Perth on Monday, October 8. We talked about about my piece in The Punch on the Bathurst 1000 and the death of the larrikin.

I give my radio voice a seven out of 10.

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My portfolio #19: What the Bathurst 1000 says about “boganism”

This piece ran on The Punch on Monday, October 8. Click on the picture to go through to the story or click here instead.

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My portfolio #18: I argue for beauty over brains

Sticking it to nerds, in Grazia‘s July 30, 2012 issue. And, no, the irony of my own nerdiness is not lost on me.

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My portfolio #16: Handsome men (and me) say nice things about ladies

Cosmopolitan corralled a bunch of celebrity blokes and some guy who used to edit a men’s magazine to share their thoughts on what they wished women knew. They ran that stupid editor’s letter photo of me again. I really need a new headshot. This story ran in Cosmo‘s August issue.

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My portfolio #12: I’m also an expert on pubic hair

Versatile, did you say? Yeah, I’m versatile. One day, US politics; the next day, sport; the day after, female pubic hair. If there’s something to be said about something, chances are I can say it. Is this the mark of a great writer, or just an incredibly gifted one? You be the judge. This column appeared in a recent issue of Cleo.

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Grown-up chat with KAK

I went on the now-defunct Mornings With Kerri-Anne show in February 2011 to discuss the issues of the day with Angela Mollard. I quite like my haircut.

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Guy Mosel: probably not sexist

A friend at Madison magazine invited me to participate in one of their “Madison Avenue” roundtable discussions. The question: “How sexist is Australia?” Kate Ellis, then Minister for the Status of Women, and feminist and academic Eva Cox were my fellow panel members. When I was introduced to Eva, she asked, “Are you surprised I don’t have pointy horns and a tail?” Eep! If she was trying to put me on edge it worked, but when the discussion began and she discovered I wasn’t the woman-loathing shaved gorilla she expected me to be, we got on a treat. I’m not saying there was a frisson, but she did leave her number for me on the back of a Woolies receipt.

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My portfolio #9: I want those salad tongs back!

Vanessa Lawrence at Grazia magazine briefly interned at FHM Australia. I must have been nice to her because she commissioned me to write this little thingy for them. It appeared in a March 2012 issue.

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