Masculinity

Men And Boys Explain What It Means To 'Be A Man' In Powerful Video

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Throughout their lives men and boys are told to 'be a man' or to 'man up'. Often this term is used at during difficult times or when when they are sho...

Should "Real Men" Be Vegetarians?

Jon Young | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

Earlier this year I decided to become a vegetarian. It's not a typical choice for a 35 year old male - particularly a former 'lad' like me. But after learning about the journey our meat makes on the way to the dinner table, it was the only sensible choice.

Our Young Men Have Manliness Served to Them on a Plate, With an Extra Side of Misogyny

Henri Ward | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Henri Ward

Does our veneration of these manly attributes in kitsch cards on the every third Sunday of June buy into this? Maybe. Do they help perpetuate these attitudes? Probably. Can we use them to create a dialogue? I hope so.

Toxic Mix of Booze and Masculinity is Putting Men at Eight Times Greater Risk of Suicide

Joe Ferns | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ferns

Research tells us that some men tend to use alcohol as a long term crutch to get them through tough emotional times, and they are less likely to seek help unless they reach a crisis. This means that by the time someone comes to the attention of NHS or other support services they may already be dealing with complex and entrenched problems.

'Violence and Son' at the Royal Court

Jessie Thompson | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

Violence and Son, by Gary Owen, has given me twenty-hours of full brain gymnastics. It turns up another secret or question or punch to the face every time it ticks back through my thoughts. Teach it in every single school now.

Sex, Gender and the Myth That Boys Don't Cry

Emma-Louise Boynton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma-Louise Boynton

We can see then that it is not a new masculinity we need, a new idea of what it is to be a man, but an open-mindedness as to the diverse capabilities and attributes of individuals as individuals.

Far From the Madding Crowd: A Time Torn Story

Katy Gregory | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

This story about the meaning of true love, loss and grief as well as the complexity of human relationships is timeless. In this inspiring new take, Hardy's duo continue to share one of the most fascinating relationships in literature and on the big screen.

The Behaviour of Political Leaders Reflects the Social Norms of Their Culture

Nick Clements | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Clements

Our mostly male political contestants are presently locked in a struggle to dominate. In the fight between these figurehead men, full of bluster and bravado, the aim is to become all-powerful. Mention of coalition is dismissed as a sign of weakness.

Real Men - Behaving Bravely

Nick Clements | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

In order for us men to move on from behaving badly we need to explore how we become more mature, and by doing so manifest a braver and more authentic masculinity.

Is Finding Equality Just as Difficult for Boys in the Current Climate?

Shane Ryan | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Shane Ryan

We have to think carefully about the messages we are sending to young men. If we show them that we only think negatively about them, we risk alienating them at just the time when they face the pressures of growing up.

Men Love Cats Too: Photos Prove That Felines Aren't Just For Females

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We don't want to come over all gender stereotyping, but many people assume most cat owners are women. And this is precisely why photographer a...

Men: Please Don't Be My Christian Grey

Frances Black | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It's harmful for men to believe that financial success is what defines their masculinity - it implies that their hearts and personalities will never speak louder than their wallets, and will certainly never be enough to interest a woman.

Campaign To Improve Health Support For Men Who Have Sex With Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new action plan has been launched to support the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with other men. Public Health England (PHE) has launche...

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.

How to Get Sexier if You Hate Your Job

Adele Barlow | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Think MacGyver, Superman, and Liam Neeson's character in Taken, whose entire (fictional, but still) lives are based on unusual, exciting, daring episodes. So many men physically crave challenging themselves and feeling heroic and resourceful but so few of them know where to begin on setting out on adventure.

Why 'The Hobbit' Shows We Still Think It's Okay to Humiliate Men for Being Afraid

Dan Bell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dan Bell

The chief soon meets a satisfyingly grizzly end, but one of his henchmen, Alfrid, is washed up alive and goes on to become a source of derision throughout the film. The reason? He's a man who is an unrelenting coward.

Masculinity Crisis? What Masculinity Crisis?

Kirsten Brown | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

Clearly the basics of what I see a man as are confused. I know what I value in a man, but that is not the same as what I imagine a man to be. Taking my large amount of confusion into account, how on earth must men be feeling?

Ever Wondered Why You Fancy Taller Men?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a thing for taller guys then there might be a genuine reason why. According to a new study, men who are taller and appear heavier ar...

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.

Why Every Man and Woman Should Celebrate International Men's Day

Glen Poole | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Poole

The problems that men and boys face can potentially impact any one of us. Losing a loved one to suicide or cancer; or seeing a man we love suffer as he struggles with addiction or unemployment or separation from his kids, isn't a situation any of us would choose.

What If He Cries?

Rick Belden | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Belden

Men with a history of having their emotions controlled and shut down by others typically have a pretty strong innate sense of when someone is approaching them with that intent, and they will close down quickly in response.

I'm 30, I Love LEGO, And I Don't Care Anymore

Michael Rundle | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Rundle

If I am a 'Man' - let alone a HuffPost Man - why do I spend my time playing with toys for a living? Why are two of the three tabs on my browser open to Lego.com? Why do I so enjoy watching cartoons featuring comical dogs and signing up for pointless feats of strength? And why am I holding, as I write this blog, a lime-green NERF SlingFire Anti-Zombie shotgun - in the office?

Introducing HuffPost UK Men

Stephen Hull | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

We all need to change the way we talk about men because not only does it benefit how they see themselves, but because it will change how they view women. If we can prevent the problems of the past that men have created for women then both sexes win.

Billy No Mates

Nick Clements | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

In 2004 I embarked, somewhat foolishly and naively, on a journey to write a trilogy of books about masculinity. In 2013 the third book was published, I sighed in relief, they had consumed nine years of my life. During the writing hiatuses I would tour a one-man show in which I experimented with concepts and ideas for the books. Those were tough times.

Why Suicide Is a Men's Issue

Jimmy Ocean | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jimmy Ocean

Global rates of suicide are up 60% since World War II. By 2030, depression will outpace cancer, stroke, war and accidents as the world's leading cause of disability and death. Although twice as many women suffer from depression and many more attempt suicide, nearly four times as many men die from suicide every year. Why?