Posted in Gender

My Hopes For International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is here once again. I feel we’ve made great strides in 2016 and many people, women included, are really starting to get it. This year in the UK, the event brings together some large and amazing charities doing what they can to raise awareness of men’s issues. In direct response to the sneers and criticisms, The Men and Boys Coalition’s tagline for this year is Not Every Day is International Men’s Day. Continue reading “My Hopes For International Men’s Day”

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#TriggerWarning: Why We (The Political Left) Failed So Badly This Year

#TriggerWarning: I’m going to say things you might disagree with as a fellow leftie

#TriggerWarning: I might even swear.

This is not a #SafeSpace where your ego will be put on a pedestal. If you can’t stand criticism of your own politics from somebody who largely shares your politics, perhaps leave now. Continue reading “#TriggerWarning: Why We (The Political Left) Failed So Badly This Year”

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She Might Not Hit You…

This is a kind of a male version of the “He Might Not Hit You” articles and memes doing the rounds this year. I’m not one to dwell on the past, but occasionally my previous relationship still comes up in conversations. My partner said something to me the other week that had me taken aback. “It sounds to me as if your ex-wife was abusive, from a certain point of view.” Continue reading “She Might Not Hit You…”

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Message from a European Left Wing Anti-Feminist: “Man Guilt” Not Enough for Clinton Victory

Like any right thinking human, I find Donald Trump absolutely abhorrent. His insistence that sexual assault is just “locker room talk” doesn’t have a single shred of justification. We know what locker room talk is, it’s crass but we have all done it and do – women included. Sexual assault and rape is not it. Continue reading “Message from a European Left Wing Anti-Feminist: “Man Guilt” Not Enough for Clinton Victory”

Posted in Mental Health

What Is Depression?

A great explanation here from A Canvas of the Minds

Not just depression, but anxiety, insecurity, and self doubt. Needing to be there for the one you love when they need your support, but being unable to be of any help because of your own miserable mental incapacities, and loathing yourself for it, leading to deeper depression and even less ability to be there for […]

via What Depression Is — A Canvas Of The Minds

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Why Is a Man’s Finances Considered Public Property?

It’s always been claimed that a woman’s body is perceived to be public property, especially if she is famous. Her body is scrutinised by magazines. I’m not disagreeing with this. In fact, I agree that we have an unhealthy obsession with celebrities. One thing I do disagree with is that this phenomena is peculiar to women. Male celebrities get it too. Male celebrities get stalked and sexually assaulted by fans who think they own them. Continue reading “Why Is a Man’s Finances Considered Public Property?”

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Reasons He Won’t Open Up To You

It comes up all the time, “he won’t take to me! he won’t tell me what he wants!” You can analyse and over-analyse this all you want, but there are many reason he won’t open up to you. Some of them are about him and some of them, though you might not want to hear it, are about you. Here are the most common reasons men don’t always open up to the women in their lives. Continue reading “Reasons He Won’t Open Up To You”