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.
For the last 6 years, I have dedicated the month of November to the fine art of facial hair related fundraising. I feel proud to state that I have raised £11,000 for Movember, but I am always hungry to increase that figure by as much as physically possible, in the shortest possible timeframe.
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.
Times have changed since 2006, and looking today at the global (rather than just American) marketplace, those numbers may or may not still be accurate - but this is the most recent study conducted, and offers and interesting point of departure to discuss what shoes men need, will wear, and will yield the highest value.
We're well into the final month of summer - where did that go? - but did you know that August marks the return of National Hair Loss Awareness Month? The campaign devotes a whole 31 days to increasing the understanding of hair loss.
This decade has seen a monumental shift in the grooming habits of men. If you've read my previous blogs you'll know this already, but as someone who has witnessed this shift in momentum within the mens cosmetics industry there really hasn't been a better time to get on board and expand your own personal grooming routine.
Hair, we've (almost) all got it to some degree. Whether yours is curly, long, short or thinning, the market is flooded with products designed for all eventualities of hair-related life. The trick is discovering what works best for you.
In a society that is increasingly focused on the power of youth, men are as eager as ever to manage the ageing process. Innovative plastic surgery technologies mean they can enhance their daily routine and work they've done in the gym without giving away their surgery secret.
With the men's grooming market now hitting multi-billion dollar status and estimated to be worth a whopping £14.8bn in 2016 alone, a rise of approximately 5.8% compared to the previous 12-months, we've seen a huge rise in the number of brands trying to get in on the act.
Let's move on from this outdated, ridiculous (and yes, homophobic) notion that a man-on-man hug, or crying happy or sad tears, is somehow emasculating, or should call into question someone's sexuality. As Chris Mears and Jack Laugher showed in that beautiful, instantaneous moment, there's nothing quite as masculine as really knowing yourself, being truly comfortable in your own skin and not giving a stuff about what anyone else might think.
Being ready to shave my head proved to me that I had accepted I was losing my hair and could do nothing about it. But coming to terms with the new identity I'd have as a hairless man was to be a much harder struggle...
Most people my age are out drinking cocktails, playing crazy golf and squeezing every drop out of youth before real adulthood kicks in. Yet I'm at home, crying under a florescent light as I razor the stubble from the back and sides of my scalp.
I've seen many happy relationships put under unbearable strain when partners' 'fertility clocks' are out of synch, through the stress of IVF and the pain of disappointment. The tragedy is, it's so easily preventable.
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...
Friends are good for you. Hard to believe sometimes, especially if you've met some of my friends, but it's true. There's a strong link between social connections and mental health - having a mate to talk to when things get bad, yes, but also just having people to do stuff with or have a laugh with.