because male lives matter too

A tale of two ads

The following two adverts were made by the same director, but there’s something very different about the messages they are sending to their respective target audiences. This first ad, commissioned in the UK by The National Lottery was designed to encourage women of all different shapes and sizes to get involved in sport and exercise.

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My experience at the International Conference on Men’s Issues 2018

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the 4th Annual International Conference on Men’s Issues at London’s Excel Centre. Conference Backlash If you have ready the article on Vice or Open Democracy, you may have the impression that the conference was some sort of misogynistic meetup of angry white men that believe that men

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Gender Specific versus Sexism

One of my favourite character satirists at the moment is a British man called Jonathan Pie, whose act revolves around pretending to be a news reporter, making off the cuff comments to his producer whilst he isn’t live on air. He recently uploaded a video to youtube entitled “Sexist Pie” where he referred to British

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When does human life begin?

There has been a story going around the newspapers about a satirical campaign to introduce a $100 fine in Texas for every time a man masturbates. The idea behind the campaign is to draw a comparison between what is being described as men wishing to “control female bodies” when it comes to abortion laws. Men

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Understanding the male perspective

[raw] Recently I was involved in an all too familiar exchange with a lady on Facebook. The topic was about how women are treated as sex objects in our society and I pointed out that men are also objectified as “success objects”. This lady was in her final year of a University degree studying something

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Men, MGTOW and Marriage

I’ve recently finished reading Stand By Your Manhood by Peter Lloyd. A book I’d highly recommend to anyone interested in Men’s issues. Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) One of the chapters of the book covered the Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) movement and the philosophy behind it. In its purest form, the MGTOW

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Karen Straughan (Girl Writes What)

Karen Straughan is a prominent Men’s Rights Activist in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is also a member of the Honey Badgers, a group of like minded, Men’s Rights Activists. Her videos are thought provoking and entertaining and she goes into a great deal of detail into topics such as Evolutionary Psychology. Visit YouTube Channel

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This short book by psychotherapist Tom Golden discusses the differences between the masculine way of heeling and the conventional, feminine way of heeling that is much more widely understood by psychotherapy.

Tom Golden discusses the taboos of male pain and also how male bonding is often shoulder to shoulder, rather than the close eye contact preferred by women and how this might suggest approaching the therapy couch different.

He explores how men tend to deal with grief with actions that honour those they have lost rather than talking, for example, how Eric Clapton used his grief after losing his son into writing the song Tears in heaven.

Understanding these difference are vital if we are going to be able address the issue of Male suicide, but very little attention is currently being paid to the subject of how best to help men, instead, men are told that they are the problem and that the solution is for them to become more like women rather than embracing their own natural heeling mechanisms.

You can also watch Tom Golden’s speech at the 2014 International Conference on Men’s Issues here

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Stand by Your Manhood: An Essential Guide for Modern Men, Peter Lloyd

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The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain, Simon Baron-Cohen

Under the guise of “gender equality”, policy makers often introduce quota systems whereby men and boys are discriminated against as a result of a desire to increase the participation of women and girls in fields that are seen as both highly desirable and male dominated, for example politics, company boardrooms and the STEM (Science, Technology,

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