Articles about 'men'

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

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

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


I kinda like being looked at. But, to explain, I’m not for a second one of those guys who counters women’s complaints about men constantly perving on them with “I...

Harri C. Weeks // 22 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

Finding feminism

Josh Hadley charts his journey from teenage dismissal to identifying as pro-feminist

Josh Hadley // 5 December 2010

Categories: Feminism, Men

New feature: Finding feminism

Josh Hadley charts his journey from teenage dismissal to identifying as pro-feminist I discovered that I was a pro-feminist kinda guy quite late – probably sometime in my mid-20s. Through...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Blades within blades within blades

To make up for me and Lynne’s cross-posting mishap about Equal Pay Day (it’s so important we said it twice), here is a little animation inspired by Hyperbole and a...

Jess McCabe // 2 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Research indicates “why women apologise so much”

The Live Science website has reported on two related studies exploring how often women and men apologise. In summary, the first study involved the use of online diaries and found...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Quick shout out to Women’s Web, and other news

Feminist blogger Aparna V. Singh from Apu’s World has launched a magazine aimed at Indian women, Women’s Web. This recent feature about the challenging facing Indian women who relocate overseas...

Jess McCabe // 29 April 2010

Categories: Blog

BBC Three Counties Discussion on Platonic Friendship

Unfortunately, popular wisdom still seems to have it that women and men can’t be platonic friends. Society might oh-so-tolerantly let you off the hook as a so-called “exception” if you’re...

Holly Combe // 27 September 2009

Categories: Blog

No Mr Sunderland Then? Oh.

It seems that beauty pageants are back. Until relatively recently, they appeared to me to be consigned to the history books: a quaint and ludicrous reminder of a time when...

Holly Combe // 27 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Oven Pride and Sexism in Advertising

Is this advert sexist? This was the theme of a debate I took part in on the Richard Bacon programme last Thursday (scroll through to an hour and 43 minutes...

Holly Combe // 26 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Alert for Feminist Gamers

The online gaming magazine Thirteen 1 has launched a campaign against the bad press received by the gaming industry for its alleged negative influence on young people (scroll through to...

Holly Combe // 22 May 2008

Categories: Blog

Tourist Guide for Woman-Watchers

A speech writer for Bernard Kouchner (France’s Foreign Minister) has written a book advising on the best places in Paris to look at beautiful women. According to Pierre Louis Colin,...

Holly Combe // 9 May 2008

Categories: Blog

Is it Better to be a Woman or a Man?

This was the theme of the debate that Kate Smurthwaite, Vince Graff and I took part in on last Tuesday’s Phil Williams show on BBC Radio 5 Live. (Scroll through...

Holly Combe // 7 April 2008

Categories: Blog

Lesson from on Application of Gender Stereotypes

Monster are a web-based careers service where users can upload their CVs for employers to view, browse jobs and access general careers advice. Unfortunately, it seems they also offer a...

Holly Combe // 18 December 2007

Categories: Blog

A Rant and a Tribute in Scarlet

I don’t know about you but I tend to get a bit tired and woozy after I’ve had a really good orgasm. In my experience, the difference between the sexes...

Holly Combe // 18 November 2007

Categories: Blog

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