What Men Fear Most

Alan Gardner | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Gardner

When we're angry our energy is up. When we're angry we feel strong, and that's a good male experience. That's what we learn from sportsmen, from video games, from movie stars. We feel heroic, and sadly for us this is what we think masculinity is. Big, strong, alone.

Marketing Should Promote A New Masculinity

Uri Baruchin | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Uri Baruchin

Traditional masculinity is driven by the patriarchal authority over women. Consequently, it constructs a toxic masculine ideal that is an inversion of even more oppressive feminine ideals. For example, it oppresses men by telling them they are too flabby and can never be tough enough.

Reflections From Across the Atlantic - What Can We Learn From What Is Happening in the US?

Shane Ryan | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Shane Ryan

Watching the situation which has come to a crescendo in the States hurts deeply. As a young man of colour, I looked to America to find the sense of id...

The Problem With Men...

Angus Malcolm | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

In 2009, I started producing a naked calendar featuring male university rowers who wanted to raise funds for boat repairs. What began as a simple student fundraiser went on to become a expression of straight allies' support for LGBT rights, and a example of how diversity and inclusion can benefit us all.

Food For Thought: The Future is an 8-Course Tasting Menu

Sophie Tanner | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tanner

Cultural norms are shifting and, in this new era of longevity, people are breaking the traditional moulds that have previously defined status. Cultural commentator and co-founder of the Women's Equality Party, Catherine Mayer, says life-extension and life-enhancing technologies like the ability to freeze eggs are leading to an age of 'amortality',

We Still Prefer Masculine Leaders: Just Look at Theresa May and Hillary Clinton

Joanna Taylor | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Joanna Taylor

Our perceptions of female leaders and political systems are changing very gradually: we must strive at every election for policy over personality. It's in everyone's interests that all honest, committed would-be female politicians have the same access to leadership roles as men so that we can benefit from the Caroline Lucases and Jo Coxes of the world. Please, for the love of God, don't leave our representation to Thatcher, May and Angela Eagle.

Visions of a New Black Masculinity for 2026 - Summer Exhibition At Somerset House London.

Lou Mensah | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

2026 © Ibrahim Kamara and Kristin Lee-Moolman Stylist Ibrahim Kamara collaborates with photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman for work entitled '2026' as ...

Being a Man With Mental Health Problems

Seb Baird | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Seb Baird

I'm no stranger to talking about my mental health. I've experienced depression and anxiety periodically throughout my twenties: my first encounter with it was during my second year at university, and it has reared its ugly head periodically since then, turning up at awkwardly like an uninvited party guest.

This Honest Comic Proves We Need To Redefine Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has created a deeply personal comic strip about his battle with alcohol addiction and depression, and the struggles of internalising his fee...

Bringing Up Boys: Five Tips Off the Top of My Head

Rachel Bell | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Bell

Bringing Up Boys is the subject of a debate at Cheltenham Festival this Thursday 9 June and the brilliant campaigning organisation Let Toys Be Toys are on the panel. They asked their Twitter followers what is important about raising boys so, as a mother of two primary age boys and a campaigner on Challenging Gender Stereotypes, here's what I chimed in with.

The Age of the Boomerang Boys: Why So Many Young Men Live With Their Parents

Alan Grant | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

Part of the reason that young men are still living 'at home' is economic. We have grown up against the backdrop of a severe recession that has robbed us of the cheap credit and plentiful homes that were available to the men that came before us. Our earning potential and job security has also been diminished - making the big move more unlikely than it was for previous generations. The economy has not been kind to the Boomerang Boys.

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?

Hilarious Video Reveals How To Be A 'Real Man' In 2016

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that you have to be strong and tough to be a man is fast going out of fashion - and we couldn't be happier about it. In a new parody video, t...

Grayson Perry Uncovers The Life-Threatening Pressures Of Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has never conformed to stereotypical ideas around masculinity. In fact, the father-of-one is almost as famo...

What Does 21st Century Masculinity Look Like?

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jemimah Steinfeld

Perry's show will explore and challenge the notion of man as protector and breadwinner. Bear Grylls this is not. In fact, Perry recently called Grylls' style of masculinity "useless", a "hangover" from a more violent age.

Modern British Men Are 'Three Times More Likely To Cry In Public' Than Their Fathers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The saying that "big boys don't cry" has finally been proven to be wrong. A new survey of 2,000 British men has found that four in 10 have cried in pu...

Displaced Masculinity

Luke Martin | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Martin

Men down talk about their emotions, and we certainly don't ask for help. I've fallen out with several friends and partners because one or both of us felt we couldn't ask for what we needed. This inability to talk is linked to higher suicide rates, poor mental health and use of substances as a coping mechanism.

Rejecting the Social Constructs of Masculinity and Femininity

Jojo Furnival | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

A couple of weeks ago, I listened to some guy on Radio 2 expressing his point of view on masculinity and the topic of men crying. Real men don't cry, he said. "There are plenty of things that bring a lump to my throat, but that doesn't mean I'm going to start blubbing like a little girl." Wow.

When the Stigma Around Mental Health Meets the 'Rules' of Masculinity

Jack Colyer | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Colyer

For so many men who are suffering with a mental illness, reaching out for help is made twice as hard: the stigma around mental health joins forces with the 'rules' of masculinity often deterring men from discussing their emotions and seeking help when they need it most...

Pornography and the Middle-Aged Straight Man

Heather Brunskell-Evans | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Brunskell-Evans

At the mention of my book's topic, internet pornography, his body showed an almost imperceptible intense interest and then the concealing of it (an involuntary response to which I have become accustomed).

Misunderstanding the Black Male

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Lorenzo

Average black men - by this I mean black men who haven't just won gold medals at the Olympics- only see ourselves portrayed negatively. Media imagery zooms in on gang violence, failure at school, our aggressive masculinity and by corollary misogyny.

Men's Experiences of Violence and Abuse

Luke Martin | Posted 27.11.2015 | 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.

Men Reveal The Things That Make Them Cry

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered what makes grown men cry? Guys who use the anonymous app Whisper have shared the reasons they tear up - whether that's over a Harry ...

Mancan's Wine In A Can Branded 'Dishonourable' For Enforcing Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's official: we live in a world where guys can preserve their manliness by drinking wine from a can. California-based company MANCAN has invente...

The Reason Why Men Are Less Likely to Talk

Liam Hackett | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Hackett

What it means to be masculine is a topic of much debate and is something that has changed throughout the decades. We consistently find that young people are restricted by gender stereotypes...