Masculinity

Pink, Play And Power: Gender Stereotypes And Toys

Vanessa Rogers | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Rogers

Watching TV on catch up last night I was delighted to see Mary Portas on Channel 4, Barbie - the most famous doll in the world, but dismayed as I saw her explore the links between gender stereotypes and the toys children play with

Modern Masculinity: Where Are We Going?

Robbie Sinclair | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Style
Robbie Sinclair

Men's wardrobes have not always been the basic, machine washable visions we see when we walk down a typical British high-street. There was actually a time when pink silk and ruffled collars didn't make us question a man's "masculinity" (whatever masculinity is) -- the fashion choices represented power.

Men's Mental Health: Fighting Back On Both Fronts

Alan Grant | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

For a lot of men, our way of coping with the problems we face is to embrace our manliness, we mock the things that scare us rather than deconstructing them, we create relationships with one another by teasing and engaging in a verbal kind of roughhousing.

To End Gender-Based Violence We Must Change Masculinity

Prabu Deepan | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Prabu Deepan

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Prabu talks about how we define what it is to be a man, and how toxic masculinity leads to abuse of women across the world. He also discusses his work with men countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo on educating both men and women on gender justice, and working to eradicate aspects of culture that are used to promote and justify the abuse of women.

Men Used To Wear Skirts: What Happened?

Lisa Honan | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Honan

Apparently men are only allowed to purchase things packaged in gun-metal grey, black or the ol' favourite colour combo of orange and blue. But there was a time where pink was the colour to denote you'd had a baby boy and there was also a time where wearing skirt-like robes was very much a manly pastime.

Why I Had My Penis Photographed For A Book On Masculinity

Carl Chamberlain | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Chamberlain

Carl Chamberlain is a spoken word poet, open mic host and story-teller living in London. In this vlog for HuffPost UK he talks about why he chose to be photographed for Manhood: The Bare Reality, a a collection of photographs and interviews in which men from all walks of life bare all and discuss what masculinity means to them.

Two Bullets And A Friendship Down

Alexander Walters | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Walters

It's 7am at a London airport security desk. I'm peering at a bomb scanner monitor that shows a remarkably accurate X-ray of my bag. On the screen are ...

Lynx, Your New Advert Is Great - But Where Is Our Apology?

Tom Ross-Williams | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Ross-Williams

Is it just me or does that sound strangely familiar to the subtext of pretty much every Lynx advert to date? I realise that to blame Lynx for something as heinous as this would be too far, but in our show we argue that it's media like this which creates an environment of entitlement that does contribute to the execution of hugely violent acts.

100 Guys Had Their Penises Photographed To Show The 'Bare Reality' Of Being A Man

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Laura Dodsworth doesn’t have an average day job. For the past year, she’s been photographing men’s penises for a photography project. The resul...

Men: Don't Rape Women

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

Reading Dark Chapter as a heterosexual male caused a lot of reflection. Toxic male sexuality, machismo, is something I do not like. Y'know, that pressure to behave in or tolerate certain behaviours and attitudes. It makes me uncomfortable, because this culture makes me worry that I - and most men like me - could probably get away with rape.

'Is It Ok For Guys' Campaign Starring Anthony Joshua Encourages Men To Be Themselves

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of men in the UK have been told they should behave a certain way. Perhaps it’s unsurprising then that many of them turn to Google to ...

What It Means To Be A Man In 2017

Rik Strubel | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rik Strubel

At Axe, we want to shine a spotlight on the dangers of toxic masculinity and destroy the 'Man Box', getting everyone to see that an inclusive model of masculinity benefits men, women, and ultimately, society.

The Stigma Of Therapy: Stop Teaching Boys Not To Cry

Katie Silver | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Silver

The idea for this article came to me on a Megabus on the way to Leeds from London; a five hour journey solo and without wifi (Lord have mercy), so it is only apt that I eventually get round to writing the article on another journey, although this time to Edinburgh, and thankfully not a Megabus.

This Project Hopes To Help Men Forget Masculine Stereotypes And 'Understand Themselves As Individuals'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For too long, boys and men have been led to believe that “being a man” means being strong and silent, particularly when it comes to sharing their ...

11 Things That Suck About Being A Man (According To Men)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

They say it’s a “man’s world” but being male is far from a walk in the park. On Reddit, men have been sharing the things that suck about being...

Men Tell Sexist Or Homophobic Jokes Because They 'Feel Their Masculinity Is Being Threatened'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A study has confirmed what we guessed all along: men who crack sexist or homophobic jokes are insecure about themselves. According to new research, s...

If Trump Jr Is An Alpha Male Then I'm An Omega Feminist

Alan Muir | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Alan Muir

Masculinity is a foreign country: they do things differently there. With due apologies to L.P. Hartley for mangling his wonderful line, that elegantl...

How Are Urinals Still A Thing?

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

Why does society presume that women require the privacy and toilet paper of cubicles, but that men are fine without it? Why do trendy nightclubs presume men won't poo, especially when trendy nightclubs are filled with people on the kind of drugs that are regularly cut with laxatives?

Body Shaming Vs Censorship: The Problem With Protein World's Khloe Kardashian Advert

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

However, should we as a society be concerned about the implications of this? Do such adverts really contribute to a culture of body shaming which places unrealistic expectations on young women and girls? And, if such adverts are to be removed or censored, where do we draw the line?

Why I Am Uniting With Other Black Icons In The Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Danny John-Jules | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Danny John-Jules

1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 12 will die from the disease - double the risk of white men. Yet despite it being the most common cancer amongst black men, an astonishing 86% of us are unaware of the heightened danger we face.

How Hip-Hop Is Confronting Toxic Masculinity

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Contemporary hip-hop is telling men that it is okay to feel vulnerable. It is telling men that it is okay to talk about feeling vulnerable. It is telling men that it is okay to be human. Hip-hop's challenge of masculinity is profoundly liberating, particularly for those feeling constricted or poisoned by toxic masculinity.

Bald Men: Another Victim Of The Patriarchy

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

White men are on top. But not any white men: Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Bob "Literature" Dylan have one thing in common besides their gender, race and sexuality: they all have hair, or constantly pretend they do.

How Can We Read The Complex, Pluralistic Ranges Of Behaviours And Expectations That Shaped Men's Lives In Different Periods And Cultures?

Jessica Meyer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jessica Meyer

In a recent interview given to promote his new book, The Descent of Man, the artist Grayson Perry discusses a figure he identifies as Default Man, tho...

Men Can Be Feminists, Too

Harriette Drew | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harriette Drew

Women have been tackling sexism for much longer than men and they are the ones most oppressed by it, so learn from them. Use the power that you have as a man well. Use it to challenge other men's sexist behaviour, because these men will - sadly - listen to you more than to a woman.

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.