‘Toxic masculinity’ may not be terribly appetising, but it does seem to be on everyone’s lips these days. The concept originally derives from the gender studies theory of ‘hegemonic masculinity’ – described on Wikipedia as the ‘stereotypic notion of masculinity… Read More »Toxic Hegemonic Masculinity Ideology
Last month I spent a stimulating, and highly satisfying, weekend with Glennda Orgasm. Or rather, the artiste formerly known as Glennda Orgasm. My old (but forever youthful) pal Glenn Belverio, who wise-cracked and bang-flicked his way to fame in the early… Read More »Glenn Or Glennda?
Mark Simpson on how beating up on men has become a painful corporate cliche (Originally appeared in The Daily Telegraph, 01/11/2016) Does the empowerment of women need to take the form beating up on men? And isn’t it anyway something of… Read More »Sassy Misandry: Abusing Men isn’t ‘Bloomin’ Awesome!’
What are little boys made of?“Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tailsThat’s what little boys are made of!”What are little girls made of?“Sugar and spice and all things niceThat’s what little girls are made of!” This popular kids nursery-rhyme, and… Read More »Sexing the Brain: Neuroscience vs. Neurosexism