International Mens Day

Sport Can Help 'Invisible Men' Improve Their Mental And Physical Health

Tony Jameson-Allen | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Tony Jameson-Allen

bmm banner.jpg Men may not be great at talking about health and emotions, but many of us will happily wax lyrical with anyone willing to listen about the merits of the beautiful game, muddy pitches, the smell of Winter Green and the taste of Bovril. Sport is a great connector.

The Power Of The Male Voice

James Scroggs | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
James Scroggs

bmm banner.jpg Today is International Men's Day. CALM, Campaign Against Living Miserably, launches a new music project called 'Torch Songs', which invites any male musician to cover the song they go to for comfort and inspiration when life darkens.

All The Times Philip Davies Undermined His Arguments For International Men's Day

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics

As MPs today debated the importance of International Men’s Day - which aims to raises awareness of mens’ issues - they raised many arguments in it...

International Men's Day? You Cannot Be Serious...

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Binna Kandola

When I read the founding principle of International Men's Day (Saturday 19 November) I thought it was some kind of ridiculous joke. After all, highlighting 'the achievements of men' doesn't just happen just once a year - it happens every single day.

MP Delivers Spectacular Putdown Over International Men's Day

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics

The Minister for Women and Equalities shot back at a Tory MP when he asked about plans to commemorate International Men’s day In the debate in the C...

He's The Man: What Modern-Day Masculinity Really Means for Men...and Women

Tana Dawn | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tana Dawn

Other men seek their salvation in the ring by punching seven bells out of a component to not only prove their manliness, but to release their own pain of losing a father to suicide. Who would want to argue whether its sweat or tears rolling off his rippled body?

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

Celebrate Our World - Don't be Disillusioned

Mark Robins | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Mark Robins

How did you celebrate International Men's Day on 19th November? Or Universal Children's Day on 20th November? You didn't know about them? Me neither. ...

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.

International Men's Day

Kate Elliott | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I believe in equality and it's something I spend time thinking about... working out new ways to try and reach out to people in need, help change perce...

Tory MP Philip Davies, You Totally Missed The Point About Feminism And Our Fight For Men

Poorna Bell | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Poorna Bell

As someone who project managed our pioneering Building Modern Men series - our state-of-the-nation look at the pressures and expectations around masculinity - I can honestly say that men might have male privilege, and they might be the majority in boardrooms and parliament, but they are no less f*cked.

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.

Yes, I Call Myself a Feminist, Because "Meninist" is Quite Frankly a Joke

Dameyon Bonson | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dameyon Bonson

What I find frightening is the rejection of feminism by men who call themselves experts or advocates of men and our health. The idea of power and control and the sense of entitlement to it is harming us all. Patriarchy reinforces that.

We Must Stem the Tide of Male Suicide

Luciana Berger | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

We need a cultural shift so that men can discuss their mental health, seek help, overcome the stereotypes of masculinity placed upon their shoulders, and get the support they need. Each suicide is a terrible tragedy and a waste of a precious life. Together, we can prevent suicide and save the lives of vulnerable young men.

Westminster Needs Its Men to Talk About Why Being a Dad Is a Big Part of Their Life

Jonathan Reynolds | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Reynolds

Being a Dad has always been a big part of my life. I first became a father in my early twenties, well before I was married and my other children came along. This came with all the difficulties you would expect, but it was also the making of me... The House of Commons needs lots of different types of people, but I certainly think people with young families are part of that. We also need men who are prepared to talk about why being a father is a big part of their life, and who are not willing to see core issues like childcare, early years education, and the gender pay gap being side-lined as 'women's issues'. I believe Parliament should be a leader in being a family-friendly workplace.

This International Men's Day, Become the Positive Male Role Model This World So Desperately Needs

Dameyon Bonson | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dameyon Bonson

As it turns out International Men's Day focuses 'on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.' Which is fine. Count me in. What becomes alarming is what 'promoting gender equality' actually means in this context.

Apparently We Don't Need Feminism and We Should Talk About 'Genderequalityism' Instead

Dr Michael Joseph Richardson | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Joseph Richardson

Our gender is merely a social construction: a set of ascribed characteristics, values, ideas, concerns and expectations that society links to our biological bodies. It is a construction that suits capitalism and consumerism - for those who don't know - just watch an episode of Mad Men.

Who's Really Being Silenced in the Gender Debate?

Dan Bell | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Bell

Could it be that if we had a proper discussion about the issues that affect men and boys, society might actually be forced to do something about them?

This MP Has Been Inundated With Rape Threats - For Objecting To Men's Day Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has spoken of her disgust after being inundated with online threats to rape and murder her. The mother-of-two tweeted on F...

A Group Of 9-Year-Olds List The Things They Dislike About Being Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wednesday marked #InternationalMensDay, an annual event that hopes to address the issues surrounding what it means to be a man (and a boy) in 2014. ...

11 People That Don't Quite Get International Men's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's International Men's Day today, a day to fart, burp, be obnoxious and spout all the reasons why man is bestest. Well no it's not actually. Not ...

It's Time to Have a Different Kind of Conversation About Men and Boys

Dan Bell | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Bell

When I mention that I am interested in finding ways to give men and boys a voice, one of the first reactions is often, "why do men need a voice? Aren't virtually all powerful and public voices already male?" But in my experience, men are rarely given the opportunity to speak publicly about the issues that affect them as men.

What Advice Do Our Male Editors Have For Their Teenage Selves?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It was evident to us that an urgent conversation needed to be had around men, whether that was to do with dating and relationships, depression, loneli...

International Men's Day, and Talking About How We Feel About Stuff

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Lindlar

This International Men's Day, don't take it for a joke, think about the men in our society who face real, life-changing issues every day of their lives and feel they should suffer in silence. They'll be your fathers, brothers, colleagues and best mates, and they need your help.