men, masculinities and gender politics



How to approach women on the street to whom you are attracted

I was going to call this, ‘How to pick up women’, but that seems too blunt. Anyway, I’ve come across two articles by women which offer sensible, thoughtful, feminist advice on how to approach a woman on the street whom you’d like to date.

Pick-up Artist Culture: Feminist critiques


Pick-up artist culture:

Critical Responses to Emma Watson speech to the UN

My colleague Kenton Bell compiled these two useful lists, one on 'Critical Responses to Emma Watson speech to the UN' and the other on 'Additional pop-cultural readings asking and answering the question: Can Men be Feminists?'.

Critical Responses to Emma Watson speech to the UN.
• “The Most Important Words in Emma Watson's Speech Were About Masculinity” by Nicki Cole
• “Emma Watson Speech Hardly a Game-changer” by Clementine Ford

At last: An online resource discusses frankly the effects of pornography on young people

Anyone who works with young people and is looking for a resource to tackle the vexed question of pornography and its often negative effects would find the ‘It’s time we talked’ website extremely useful.

“Feminists just need to be ‘nicer.’” Oh yeah? I call “Bullshit!”

I keep hearing the same assertion:

More men would support feminism if only...