In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.
Countless numbers of people worldwide suffer with some kind of mental health problem; roughly one in four. However there is a notable but hidden disparity between male and female sufferers.
Brothers and sisters, I am here to bear witness and to say goodbye to someone I never knew. Here, at the alter of Jack Daniels, in this House of Perfume and Smoke, in this faceless city, I say goodbye.
Looking great unfortunately comes at a cost. Whether you're pounding away on the treadmill for hours each week, or pumping the weights, feeling on top form doesn't come easy gentlemen. On top of keeping your body in great shape, it's also crucial to maintain a good men's grooming routine and to help you do this, you'll need a little help from the experts along the way.
Once upon a time, in a land not so very far away, on a bright and sunny day, a young knight, dressed in shining armor, rode proudly on his first crusade, when he came upon an old and withered, white-bearded man, the man dressed all in worn animal hides and sitting on a large boulder at the foot of an enormous, ancient tree.
Hey, fellas! I'm gonna mansplain something to y'all today. I'm gonna mansplain a) what feminism is and b) why it's good for you, me, and all the other dudes. Let's begin simply. Let me tell you what feminism is not
Sorry brothers, but we've screwed-up big time and it's time to face the music, as nothing less than the future of the planet is at stake. Yeah, it's that big. And yeah, we're at fault, individually and collectively.
If I could write a letter to myself and send it back in time to the night I tried to kill myself, I think it would read something like below. Dear Tom, I know you are hurting and I know how bleak it all appears. I can envisage you sitting there, lost and directionless like a terrified child wandering through a high walled maze in the dark.
It is time to acknowledge the 14 year old boy wherever he appears, on the sports field, in the house of legislature, on the 'big screen', on the battlefield, in the corporation, in the presidency.
I'm not, or at least I don't feel, anywhere near as infirmed as those around me and yet I'm spending my days since Saturday being prodded, injected and asked repeated if I've opened my bowels lately. I have, but not to the extent I'd normally tell someone about it. It all does feel a little alien
I'm often asked by my fellow bearded brothers various questions about maintaining the hair we all like to let perch on the underside of our faces. In the bearded community, strangers and friends alike often discuss the best ways to manage our face rugs and keep them looking luscious.
Masculinity is in flux. We live in a world where boys and young men have more freedom than ever to create their own identity and find their own tribe. However, they'll do it under unprecedented scrutiny, from their peers, from media and crucially from themselves, as the freedom to create images as well as consume them brings its own pressures.
By the end of today in the UK about 12 men will have died at their own hands. It happened yesterday and it will happen tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that too. Actually, there's no indication of when it will stop... Suicide is very much a male issue, with men almost four times more likely than women to take their own life, but the reasons why are unclear. This November HuffPost UK will dedicate the entire month to talking about the mental health and wellbeing issues that impact on the lives of men in our Building Modern Men series.
If a young woman has developed a coping strategy for street harassment, this means she needs one. I asked some female friends, and they all have them. They cross over roads when passing building sites, they take taxis to avoid bus stops, they fake phone calls, they wear headphones with no music on, they consider how likely street harassment is when choosing their clothes.
By engaging our male peers in discussion about their relationships with women we believe that we can encourage the often silent majority of well-meaning guys to bring about positive change. The growing demand for the workshops shows that there's a strong desire to engage men positively in this way.
Well, surely in this day and age a female nurse can move some boxes and I can hold someone's hand. I can tell them everything is going to be okay, even when I am not sure that it actually is. I can go home after losing a patient, I can cry, I can suck it up and come back in the next day and start caring all over again. Or I can move some boxes.