Being a Man

Being A Man Starts With Challenging Gender Stereotypes Age Three

Rachel Bell | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Bell

bmm banner.jpg Pro-actively challenging limiting gender stereotypes through parenting and education from pre-school will help boys survive the limiting norms of masculinity that they're under immense pressure to conform to. Norms that stifle their expression, exploration and stamp out their rich and varied humanity.

When It Comes To Conversations About Being A Man, We All Need To Get In The Room

Grace Willow | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Grace Willow

Southbank Centre / Belinda Lawley "Why would I go to a man hating event?" My friend Chris has just made this remark and at first I assume he must be...

This Rugby Player Set Up A Men's Suicide Prevention Support Group Saying #ItsOkayToTalk

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this year, on a Monday night in April, Luke Ambler’s brother-in-law Andy Roberts took his own life. Ambler and his family were left devastat...

Almost A Quarter Of Boys Believe There Is A 'Perfect Male Body' And It's Worrying

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s not just girls who suffer from body hang-ups, boys and young men are very much affected by pressures to look good too. That’s according to a ...

Hello Sweet Art: Linda, Carol and Me

Jessie Thompson | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

Carol is too emotionally exhausting for an immediate repeat viewing, but I want one. I want a second chance to hear all the unsaid words, to notice all the secret glances, the hopeful hands reaching out to nothing.

Men Are Being Asked to Open Up, But Are We Prepared to Listen When They Do?

Dan Bell | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Bell

I think it's fantastic that this discussion is now breaking into the mainstream, from Parliament to the Southbank Centre, because I believe it's imperative that men are encouraged to speak about what it means to be a man. But I also believe it's essential that people truly listen when they do.

Why Do the Media Ignore Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse?

Tom Leavesley | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Tom Leavesley

We need more male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward and we need the media to report their stories. Boys and young men need role models too, so it is time to ask the question, why do the media ignore male survivors?

Why We Need To Talk About Men After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Parents

How many men do you know who have experienced a miscarriage? Chances are it's more than you think. Around one in four pregnancies ends in miscarri...

Powerful Photo Series Explores One Man's Battle With Depression And Anxiety

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For those suffering from depression and anxiety, it can be difficult to put your feelings into words. That's why one photographer decided to turn the ...

British Values and the Politics of Double Standards

Deeyah Khan | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Combatting extremism will take a multinational movement towards international relations based in humanitarian principles, rather than national self-interest only - a principle that has, in the past, served extremists rather than confronted them, and which reflects the interests of an elite corporate and ruling class rather than the people of Britain, regardless of background or religion.

'I Hate Women Bosses' - And Other Things a Man Daren't Say Out Loud

Tim Samuels | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Samuels

The greater and grittier the female revelation, the more walls broken down - and the louder the critical approbation. But is the same true for men? Is uncensored male candour socially acceptable? Is giving voice to what's truly on your mind more likely to land you unemployable than lauded for your bravery?

Men's Experiences of Violence and Abuse

Luke Martin | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Martin

In my experience gay and bisexual men are more likely to access emotional support. This may be because gay and bisexual men have already had to come to terms with the challenges to their masculinity as they come out.

Isn't it Time to Man Up And Talk About Male Suicide?

Ken Hermes | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ken Hermes

The truth is that men will speak to their barbers about things they wouldn't tell anybody else. The #BarberTalk program is being developed alongside top charities Papyrus and Pieta House to train barbers how to Recognise, Talk, Listen and Advise their clients. With this, comes the responsibility to remain confidential, provide a safe haven for clients and help them where necessary.

18 Thoughts I Had When Trying Mens' Makeup For The First Time

George Bowden | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Style
George Bowden

By the time I cracked open the anti-blemish concealer, the whole experiment had taken a turn for the worse. Resigned to the fact I couldn't remove the other makeup with a mansize Kleenex tissue, I just applied it on top. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this didn't work.

Two Extremes of Gym Culture as a Metaphor for British Men: Where Do I Fit in?

Liam James | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam James

As a former amateur heavyweight boxer, and a current avid gym junky, I've experienced two extremes in modern male gym culture; the 'spit and sawdust' uber-masculine bruiser and the image obsessed, chest waxed Adonis. I, like most men, hover somewhere between the two.

Why Becoming a Stay-At-Home Dad Was a No-Brainer

Jamie Last | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jamie Last

Traditionally, it has been the mother who has given up a career to look after a child. But times are changing. As a consequence of more and more women having babies later in their lives, women are spending more time forging established careers, just like men have always done. At least that's what I'm experiencing in my neck of the woods.

The Art of Male Modelling

Billy Huxley | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style
Billy Huxley

On shoots, us models are often referred to as "The Talent". I often try to justify this and I have come up with a few possibilities... Because we can smile with our eyes? Because we have learnt what kind of poses look good on camera? Because we have a type of look and the correct measurements of what's required to be a model in the industry?

How One Man's Suicide Inspired Barbers To Help Guys With Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Tom Chapman's close friend died from suicide earlier this year, he was left in shock. The barber had caught up with his friend Alex Goddard ea...

I Am Your Father

Thomas Lynch | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

We clearly want men to avoid the trap of becoming like Darth Vader, nor do we need them to strive to be Superman. I think men need to give themselves a break about being dad, find some middle ground and if their hearts are full of love for their family they will be good enough.

Men Have Feelings Too... Right?

Paul McGregor | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul McGregor

Men have huge egos, fed by the modern society, the media and what we watch on TV, our fathers, our mates... this painted picture of what it takes to be a 'real man' is defeating us.

Jack Sommers

What Interviewing Male Prisoners Taught One Psychologist About Masculinity | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK

Power, avoidance of femininity, avoiding expressions of emotion. These are some of the attributes of what psychologists call "hegemonic masculinity". ...

Time to Break the Silence - It's Killing Us

Paul McGregor | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul McGregor

Back when I was 18 I lost my Dad to suicide. He was stable in his career, was loved by his family, friends, and most importantly looked after himself. He had a psychology degree, was a keen athlete, physiotherapist and read a lot of self help books.

'EastEnders' Star On Why The Soap Is Shining A Light On Male Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

EastEnders has never shied away from tackling hard-hitting storylines, and in its 30-year history the soap has shone a light on mental health issues i...

Men Need Radical Feminism

Kai Green | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kai Green

The radical dimension of feminism will not lie down and take the misappropriations and individualistic compromises that mainstream, male-dominated systems have subjected that movement - now referred to more glibly as "feminism" - to.

Guys, Where Are All The Body Image Heroes At?

Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

The media is saturated with ripped, hunky men. And this is a bloody shame, because in reality, the life where us mere mortals exist, there are many male body types. All of which are individual and beautiful. And I think that's something we all sometimes forget.