Otherwise Engaged: The Everyday Sexism of Ring Shopping

My engagement appeared to be regarded as lesser, simply through the lack of an expensive lump of carbon.… Read More Otherwise Engaged: The Everyday Sexism of Ring Shopping

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Just Do It (Or Don’t): On Being Transgender, Masculinity, and Femininity

by Ed Mitchell I have been asked to write about my experiences as a transgendered AMAB (assigned male at birth) individual in relation to masculinity in modern society and it has thrown into light the question – what do we mean by masculinity, and what do I personally, believe masculinity to be? One of the… Read More Just Do It (Or Don’t): On Being Transgender, Masculinity, and Femininity

“The Men Who Sent Us On This Journey Are Long Since Dead”: Shifting Masculinities in ‘Planet of the Apes’ (1968)

The Planet of the Apes series is one of the longest running and most lucrative franchises, one that spawned four sequels, two television series, book tie-ins, several comic runs, a remake, and two prequels (with another on its way). What may be surprising to the uninitiated, is that it is also politically progressive, often allegorical,… Read More “The Men Who Sent Us On This Journey Are Long Since Dead”: Shifting Masculinities in ‘Planet of the Apes’ (1968)

VIDEO- #LetItAllHangOut: Conversations on Male Fertility and Masculinities

On 09/01/2016, Manoscopy hosted its official launch event. The conversations of the day centred around male fertility issues (of which co-founder James wrote about here and here) to then later extend to broader discussions on masculinities and relationships. Below you can find a video summary of the event. There will be more videos to follow… Read More VIDEO- #LetItAllHangOut: Conversations on Male Fertility and Masculinities

The Silence and Stigma of Men’s Fertility – Part Deux

This is Part Two of James’ story. It originally appeared on the website for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – a charity that exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Launching on 9th Jan, Let It All Hang Out is an initiative that aims to break the silence surrounding male fertility. It’s also the… Read More The Silence and Stigma of Men’s Fertility – Part Deux

What It Means To Be A Man: A Whole-School Marketing Strategy

This is the whole-school assembly I delivered during Movember. I considered it to be part of a well-executed school awareness campaign. The ‘news-cycle’ in our school (and others?) is pretty short. Especially in a recently-gone-co-educational school where the majority of pupils are boys. Boys have short memories and the routines and rhythms of schools are… Read More What It Means To Be A Man: A Whole-School Marketing Strategy