Articles about 'masculinity'

I wore men’s clothes for a month – and it changed my life

Motivated by Octieber and determined to combat the world of gendered clothing, Lucy Rycroft-Smith tries menswear for a month and documents her findings

Lucy Rycroft-Smith // 7 January 2017

Categories: Fashion and Image, Features

Growing up and manning up

A teenage boy worries about the pressures to be 'manly' and the impact that has as boys grow up

KS5 PolSoc // 5 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Man up or grow a pair

D H Kelly explores the contradictory uses of the word "man" to depict both personal strength and childish insecurity

D H Kelly // 24 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Hitting the ugliness jackpot

John Servante has never been happy with his appearance. Here's why that should change

Guest Blogger // 29 September 2015

Categories: Blog

The second EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

Hot on the heels of the first batch, Megan Stodel delivers the latest F-Word theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Real Men are dodging the reality of manhood

Kevin Queer on the Real Men movement, and why hugs and prayer bowls are not going to address problems of patriarchy and power

Kevin Queer // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Men

The silent strong woman

Nayla Ziadeh argues that the fetishisation of exceptional female achievement encourages the systems of oppression which manifest the need for this super human resilience

Nayla Ziadeh // 12 May 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Stereotypes

Men must stand against this misogyny

Stephen Burrell on why men need to stand up against sexism and create new forms of masculinity that oppress neither women nor men

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Male feminists: why it’s important to get the boys on board

Angelique Mulholland on the importance of men speaking out against violence towards women and tackling harmful forms of masculinity

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Man v. Food

Amy Calvert finds plenty of macho propaganda and some unfortunate portrayals of women when she examines a reality television series following a man’s attempts to conquer super-sized food challenges. Man...

Holly Combe // 26 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Man v. Food: backlash or banter?

Amy Calvert finds plenty of macho propaganda and some unfortunate portrayals of women when she examines a reality television series following a man's attempts to conquer super-sized food challenges

Amy Calvert //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Song of the day: Kenneth Higney – Can’t Love That Woman

Kenneth Higney's rant over a woman who fails to meet his expectations of femininity is an unintentional feminist anthem

Holly Combe // 16 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: The The (feat. Neneh Cherry) – Slow Train to Dawn

Whether this duet between Neneh Cherry and Matt Johnson is about a slow train to the dawning of equality or just a realisation in a relationship is open to interpretation

Holly Combe // 1 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble, the latest film adaptation of the Marvel comics universe, is taking global box office by storm, or, more to the point, is properly Hulk-smashing its way to the...

Ania Ostrowska // 9 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Lads’ mags and the (clothed) women involved

Holly considers how women are expected to respond to sexist culture and discusses a recent Guardian article featuring four women who have been involved in lads' mags

Holly Combe // 23 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Moving up a gear

Olivia Cotterell welcomes the final chapter of the Gears of War franchise including some playable female characters, but finds the game ultimately still drips with the same old machismo

Olivia Cotterell // 8 November 2011

Categories: Video Games

New Review: Gears of War

Olivia Cotterell welcomes the final chapter of the Gears of War franchise including some playable female characters, but finds the game ultimately still drips with the same old machismo Ah,...

Mathilda Gregory //

Categories: Blog

We Are Man campaign: tackling violence against women by playing on machismo?

Contains description of misogynistic language (also in video clip) EVAW‘s We are Man, an online film aimed at young men, has been released to accompany the launch of their A...

Holly Combe // 25 June 2011

Categories: Blog

The man box

Tony Porter, co-founder of A Call to Men, talks about his own life experiences, the restrictions men face by trying to fit into the oppressive “man box”, and also the...

Jess McCabe // 11 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Mothers for Women’s Lib on Press Treatment of Katie Price

You’ll probably be aware that, predictably, the apparent tide of goodwill from the press towards Katie Price (AKA Jordan) finally turned in recent months. Before her split with Peter Andre,...

Holly Combe // 15 August 2009

Categories: Blog

Crap Word of the Week: Gastrosexual

We’ve seen the so-called metrosexuals and ubersexuals (courtesy of the trend experts) and now we have the food company PurAsia commissioning a report on the apparent “Emergence of the Gastrosexual.”...

Holly Combe // 25 July 2008

Categories: Blog

Eileen Atkins to Star in Play Inspired by Greer

Next month, Dame Eileen Atkins will be starring in a comedy said to be inspired by Germaine Greer being held hostage in her home by a student in 2000. The...

Holly Combe // 17 June 2008

Categories: Blog

“Men Should be Obsessed with Success” Says Lad Mag “King”

Here’s what the former Maxim and Men’s Health Editor, Greg Gutfeld has to say about his part in the latter’s promotion of male fitness (in the superficial sense as well...

Holly Combe // 8 February 2008

Categories: Blog

Feminism is Dead? Nice Try Harry!

It’s time to strike an angry pose next to the mythical bra-bonfire, dear readers, because (yet again) the worn-out tableau of stinky old feminism finally crawling away under a rock...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

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