Lad Culture

Traumatic Experience Does Not Fit Seamlessly Into University Culture

Stuart Fagg | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

This hasn't been all about me at all. I hope it is a reminder that masculinity is not what it appears on the surface. I hope that men who, like my friends, are able to come together in the face of hardship to overcome illness, mental health and trauma. University was a struggle, but only because I was too naïve to understand what it took to be a man. Now I understand, I feel a lot more chilled.

Sexist Culture Grooms Sexist Boys

Rachel Bell | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Sexualisation, gender stereotypes of both men and women, not seeing girls and women in the media in diverse roles - this all damages boys too. Studies show that even the mildest sexual objectification of women makes men more callous towards them.

Oxford University's Good Lad Workshops: Good Or Bad News For Female Students?

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

In 2013, a group of Oxford graduates created ‘Good Lad Workshops' to try and tackle the growing problem of lad culture on university campuses. Go...

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

This Group Of Young Women Is Fighting To Stop Groping At Gigs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of young women has launched a campaign to stop sexual harassment at gigs, after one of its teenage members was groped at a concert. Girls A...

Men Must Challenge Lad Culture Too

Richard Brooks | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brooks

We can't be bystanders. We need to be proactive and lead by example to stop this culture from defining what masculinity 'should' be. We mustn't be complacent, because that leads to complicity. I know I don't want to be responsible for creating exclusive spaces that are only for the few, and not for the student movement in its entirety. Do you?

90s Lad Culture Was Beautiful

Robbie Knox | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

What started as a progressive movement where men, and women, could be their beautiful, imperfect selves, attracted these same people. Because the freedom to be yourself is all well and good unless you're a pr*ck. If you're a pr*ck, be someone else.

Hull Uni Nightclub Bans DJ After He Tells Crowd: 'Cheer If You Want To F*** This Girl'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A DJ has been banned from a student nightclub after telling the crowd to chant "cheer if you want to f*** this girl" during an on-stage competition wh...

'Cheer If You Want To F*** This Girl': Students Disgusted At University's Club Night

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: The DJ who encouraged crowd to shout "cheer if you want to f*** this girl" has been banned from the student union Students have expressed t...

Lucy Sherriff

Lad Culture, Mental Health And University: Three Men Explain Why They Really Don't Mix | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Mental health among men is a serious issue; the suicide rate among males is three times the female rate. So why are men so reluctant to seek help? ...

Why We're Dedicating an Entire Month to Covering the Issues Facing Men

Stephen Hull | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

November, it seems, has become of the unofficial month of men across the world. Movember has become a big deal for raising awareness about cancer, International Men's Day day takes place on 19 November and throughout the month The Huffington Post UK will be partnering with the Being A Man festival, which takes place at London's Southbank Centre. There's a lot of good issues related to being a man, but by starting a conversation about the tough ones too means there's a huge opportunity to create something wonderful. None of us should be worried about championing men or applauding and rewarding them. Let us be inspired by the great man Herbert Spencer who I mentioned earlier and work together make a society a place that enables us all to start building modern men.

Nearly One In Five Students Were Sexually Harassed During First Week Of University, Report Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly one in five students were sexually harassment during their first week at university, a survey has claimed.While 17% of the 2,600 students who ...

The Darker Side of Freshers' Week

Natasha Barrett | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

These projects have definitely raised awareness of the fact that firstly, lad culture and rape culture exist, and secondly that they are an important issue and people deserve to feel safe when they go out. But as the experiences of this years' freshers show, there is still a lot that needs to change.

Private Boys Schools Produce 'Sexist Lads', Says Leading Head Mistress

The Huffington Post UK | Naina Bhardwaj | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Private boys’ schools produce ‘sexist lads'," according to Clarissa Farr, head mistress of the renowned St Paul's Girls School in London. Farr...

University Blamed After Student Who Was 'Raped By Fellow Undergraduate' Commits Suicide At Parents' Home

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The family of a student who committed suicide at her parents' home after saying she was raped by a fellow undergraduate has slammed the university for...

Could Lad Culture Become Illegal? Sajid Javid Vows To 'End Evil' Of Sexual Harassment On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Lad culture could soon become a criminal offence after business secretary Sajid Javid vowed to "end the evil" of sexual harassment on campus. Javid...

Students, Academics and Professional Staff Need to Stand Together to End Lad Culture

Susuana Amoah | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Susuana Amoah

If we're going to tackle a problem as complex and institutionalised as lad culture we need time and resources to build a strong framework against it... It's incredible to see students and staff members so engaged with the issues and ideas shared on our pilot project so far, but this is just one of many possible actions.

'Speak To Your Sexual Assaulter First' - Universities Aren't Addressing Lad Culture, Damning Report Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Almost half of universities don't have a formal policy on sexual harassment, with one institution telling students speaking to their attackers is the ...

A Third Of Females Have Been Discriminated Or Harassed At University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yvette Cooper has described revelations that a third of female students are discriminated or harassed at university as "disgraceful". The MP, who i...

Death of the Lad: From 'Loaded' Culture to Clarkson

Dan Tickner | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Tickner

So what's left for the lad in 2015? Waking up to the frightening realization that they've signed the petition to keep Clarkson at Top Gear and Kanye out of Glastonbury on the same day. It's enough to make anyone depressed.

P&O Ferries Ban Cardiff Uni Rugby Team After Student 'Urinated On Family's Dinner Table'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A rugby team at Cardiff University has been banned from P&O Ferries after one of its members reportedly urinated on a family's table while they were e...

Lucy Sherriff

Lad Culture: Where Do We Stand Now? | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The battle against lad culture on campuses has stepped up a notch during the past year, with male and females alike joining the call to arms to turn t...

Five Ways to Ditch Your Boy Persona and Step into Manhood with Pride

Michael Carthy | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Witnessing the lives of men in London, it seems to me that many of them (many of us) are holding onto a destructive, warped and conditioned view of what happiness really is. A view that being masculine means you have to act, speak and behave in a certain way.

Six Times Student Lad Culture Was Taken Down In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Lad culture has gone from quietly pervading every square inch of campus life to being called out, tackled and shot down - all in a relatively short sp...

No More Excuses: It's Time to Boycott the Despicable Banter Defence

Daniel Wittenberg | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Wittenberg

If suggestions that the expression is inherently offensive seem somewhat far-fetched, there is no doubt that lad culture has colonised it. We see banter spilling over into both misogyny - reinforcing a false notion that 'catcalling', humiliation and physical harassment are part of a normal night out...