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Scott Manley Hadley

Bald Blogger

Scott Manley Hadley is a bald blogger interested in identity and mental health issues. He has a dog.

A Male Response To #MeToo (Probably A Few Days Late)

We men need to listen, we need to accept culpability and we need to stop ignoring the things that women tell us about their experiences. I'm sorry if me speaking about this is being listened to more than the words of ANY woman who has been unfairly ignored. But I think my silence, on this topic, would be as good as me denying the existence of the hashtag that's been shared by pretty much every woman I know.
19/10/2017 17:15 BST

How It Feels To Stop Being Suicidal

My name is Scott Manley Hadley and I have recently had a breakdown. For a few weeks, I was suicidal. I made multiple plans for how I was going to end my life, and I made steps towards carrying out several of these plans. In the end, though, I never put myself in serious danger because I was too scared.
03/09/2017 15:44 BST

Men: Don't Rape Women

Reading <em>Dark Chapter</em> 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.
31/05/2017 16:33 BST

Why I, Unhappily Bald, Embraced The Selfie

So why have I - a grumpy, balding, man whose poor sleeping habits have caused the speed of my ageing to accelerate during the tail end of my twenties - embraced the selfie? Because I get a masochistic kick out of watching myself decline, watching myself move towards death.
23/04/2017 22:16 BST

How Are Urinals Still A Thing?

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?
17/02/2017 15:58 GMT

Bald Men: Another Victim Of The Patriarchy

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.
16/12/2016 16:37 GMT

Bald Men And Hairy Bodies

Do I keep my pubes impractically long because I don't want less hair, or because I don't want to spend time trimming? As a bald man, I'm objectively less attractive than I was with hair, despite (now) taking more pride in my appearance.
30/11/2016 17:14 GMT

Why Don't We Talk About Our Erections?

<img alt="bmm banner.jpg" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4815860/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> We still have bodily shame deeply entrenched within society, and - like all problems - the longer we do nothing to fix it, the harder doing so will become. When none of us know what is normal and all of us hide ourselves away, it's not a surprise that many men end up uncomfortable with their own sexuality.
01/11/2016 17:14 GMT

Why Feminism Is Good For Us Blokes

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
26/09/2016 09:24 BST

Witnessing Street Harassment As A Straight Male

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.
12/09/2016 17:00 BST

Bald And Under Thirty: Are You Gay Or Racist, Mate?

Bald prejudice is often a subtle mask for a different snap judgement, as many people presume that a man with a shaved head is one of two things: gay or racist...Men who shave their heads receive prejudice from both the socially liberal and the socially conservative, seeing us as a demon representative of something they abhor.
18/08/2016 16:25 BST

Bald and Under Thirty: A Living Nightmare

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.
31/07/2016 22:15 BST