Articles about 'men'

Why are men so worried about false allegations?

In the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, D H Kelly wonders why some men allow fears about false allegations to distract them from what's really going on

D H Kelly // 25 October 2017

Categories: Blog

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

Is domestic violence against men a feminist issue?

With domestic violence by women against men on the rise, Jane Chelliah argues that the harm done by gender roles and essentialising makes this a feminist issue

Jane Chelliah // 26 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Should men have their own gender equality movement?

To kick start our #feMANism season, examining the place of men in modern feminism, Sarah Fletcher makes the case for a separate men's movement

Guest Blogger // 7 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Exiting the sausage fest

When previously carnivorous Megan Stodel started cutting down on meat, she was surprised to find gender expectations more of a barrier than sourcing recipes with enough cheese in them

Megan Stodel // 2 September 2015

Categories: Blog

The likeability factor

Do we judge women more harshly than men? Do feminists need to be likable? The Legacy asks difficult questions about gender and social conscience, writes Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy // 30 June 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

Why aren’t YOU a feminist? – a question from my wife

This is a guest post by Peter Nuckley, a Liverpool born, Yorkshire living, married father of two. He is a keen writer of poetry, novels and songs surpassed only by...

Guest Blogger // 30 May 2015

Categories: Blog

All About That Bass? All about that body shaming

Veena Chandar takes issue with 'All About That Bass' and its implication that we should only appreciate our bodies if boys admire them

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The X-Files

Following on from Sara Yasin’s retrospective look back at Dawson’s Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points. Content note: Contains a discussion of attitudes...

Holly Combe // 18 May 2014

Categories: Blog

One step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

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Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: True Detective

HBO’s latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters. Kate Bonynge reports. Warning:...

Holly Combe // 26 March 2014

Categories: Blog

A Man’s Game

HBO's latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters

Kate Bonynge //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Secrets of the Living Dolls

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in ‘female masking’ and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much...

Holly Combe // 21 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Living Dolls: a distortion of womanhood?

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in 'female masking' and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much to be desired by viewers who identify and live as women

Emily Hoyle // 20 February 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

How I met your feminists

US sitcom How I Met Your Mother is now approaching its ninth and final series. Levi Grayshon considers the representation of women on the show and finds that, while the central female characters are sometimes shown in a more positive and feminist light than on other popular sitcoms, the treatment of women overall is problematic at best

Levi Grayshon // 8 September 2013

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

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

Unchecked privilege, or the problem with Glen

Elisa explores the importance of allies recognising their privilege

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Kelis – Caught Out There

A woman is angry with a man. Must be a feminist thing, right?

Holly Combe // 27 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

The male feminist: a contemporary player in the fight for women’s liberation

Jacob Engelberg argues for men's role in feminism, highlighting the importance of recognising male privilege and tackling oppressive masculinity

Guest Blogger // 23 July 2012

Categories: Blog

New feature: It’s not feminism that hurts men

I expect many of you will be familiar with the recent Observer article by Elizabeth Day about philosopher David Benatar’s claims that “sexism against men is a widespread yet unspoken...

Holly Combe // 22 May 2012

Categories: Blog

It’s not feminism that hurts men

Jo T examines a recent article supporting claims that men are "the new second sex" and finds it to be a highly misleading piece that fails to consider the role of patriarchal structures in men's suffering and instead opts to blame feminism

Jo T // 21 May 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Men

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