This may be one of the reasons why the main thing I took away from the most recent fashion week, wasn't a key trend or colour, but that the industry just creates too much. Watching catwalk shows of design, after design, after design streaming past - each garment with it's own value and beauty, yet lost in the sheer volume of other pieces around it. It became boring, pointless, emotionless, saturated.
Some men can sometimes feel intimidated by groups of women coming together and expressing themselves perfectly to the rest of the world with total independence. This male insecurity has to be addressed and stopped. It is counter productive.
"I never imagined I'd be an activist."
Two years ago at the UN in New York, Emma Watson launched HeForShe, a gender equality movement. “I was very nervous before
Three cheers for gender equality 🍾
Emma Watson has launched a new initiative in the #HeForShe campaign as part of a UN General Assembly this week, focusing
My female colleagues often say that "you can't be what you can't see," and I think this rings true for male advocacy too: if a few men stand up and say gender equality is important, many others will think "I can do that too" and will be inspired to take action.
Not everyone will agree with our approach, and as a charity campaigning for change, we're comfortable with that. Challenging perceptions, creating debate and making the point that inequality in sport is as much an issue for men as it is for women may be controversial, but it's necessary if we are to truly transform sport for the benefit of every women and girl in the UK.
I've always worried about my girls growing up in an unequal world but up until recently have never had the same concerns for my son.
None of this: Eighteen-inch biceps. A moustache that supposedly proclaims your virility. 'Showing appreciation' by leering at girls on the streets. And stalking and harassing a woman until she 'falls in love' with you or hitting your wife or your partner; none of this defines a 'mard', which is the Hindi word for 'man'.