Masculinity

What to Do When You’re Angry

Anger is something that every single person will experience at varying levels. It’s completely normal to feel anger, it’s an acceptable emotion and there are healthy ways of expressing it and some not so healthy ways too. So, instead of boring you with the same old ‘anger management’ techniques like counting to ten and deep breathing

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10 Things You Need to Know About Dating

We’ve all had our fair share of shoddy dates, here are 10 tips to help make dating a lil’ easier and full of genuine romance instead of embarrassment and awkward silences….💔💔💔 1. Everyone is nervous on a first date. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many dates you’ve been on, this one never

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Is It OK For Guys to Wear Pink?

YES!!!!! …All day, every day and here’s why: 1. Pink’s history is all man. It is only in the last 80 years that the colour pink was chosen as a gender marker to signify if a baby was a girl or a boy. In fact, prior to the 1950’s pink was considered to be a

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“Guys Don’t Cry” – The Myths & Truths

Masculinity Myth #1 – Guys don’t cry. Our research shows that people associate masculine behaviours with strong and powerful characters. With 71% choosing ‘strong’ as a descriptor for masculinity, its no wonder guys think it’s not ok to cry! Some even think that crying a sign of weakness… 57% of American guys and 50% of British

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Guys: 12 Things You Should Know About Your Body

There’s lots of talk about female body image but what about guys? We are all bombarded with images of perfect bodies, be it on Instagram, Facebook, television, movies, magazines… you name it. These ridiculous standards apply for guys as well as girls these days. In fact, more guys than ever are unhappy with their bodies. It is

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“My Preconceived Notion Of What It Meant To Be A Drag Queen Didn’t Fit How I Wanted To Be Seen As A Man”

We interviewed drag queen and makeup artist Matthew Joseph DtL: What do you love most about your job? Matthew: I believe retaining authenticity in everything you do is extremely important. You have to love what you do, and in order to love it, you have to be able to express yourself through it in some

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“I Was Tired Of Taking 200 Selfies a Day”: Danny Bowman Blogs

Danny Bowman blogs about how body image issues and mental illness drove him to attempt suicide When I was 14 years old I moved to a new school. This was a huge transition for me; moving from a small town middle school to an inner city private school. At this new school I felt like

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Redefining Masculinity with Shane Horsburgh

“I was once a slave to an over-inflated ego that was driven by the idea that ‘real men’ have to be the toughest, fastest and the fittest to survive and I’d fought for a long time to try and maintain this false image” – Shane Horsburgh DtL: Hi Shane – can you tell us a

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Masculinity and Misogyny in the Digital Age

In conjunction with leading social intelligence company BrandWatch, we analysed misogynistic behaviour and ideas of masculinity on Twitter [You can read the full report here] Our Annual Bullying Survey 2016 (a study in which we looked at why young people bully others) revealed that those who identified as being male, or who had grown up

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The Mask of Masculinity: We Interviewed Founder of ManTalks and TED Speaker Connor Beaton

‘Our attempt to be invulnerable as men IS our biggest vulnerability’ – Connor Beaton Recent Ditch the Label research not only revealed that boys were almost twice as likely to bully than girls, but that young men are far less likely to open up about issues that upset or worry them. Why? From a young age

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