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By Matthew Hall
Today, as never before, there are a plethora of men's beautification
products, ranging from simple shaving related products, to hair styling
products, moisturizers and at the more extreme end of the male beautification
market, men’s cosmetics. Indeed 2008 saw a flurry of men’s cosmetics
launched including top names such as YSL’s ‘touche éclat for men’,
Jean Paul Gaultier’s ‘Monsieur’ range and Superdrug stocking ‘Taxi
Man’. In 2010 the market for men's toiletries accounted for a record £868
( As always this can be seen in the original context of critical masculinities blog here )
Oh that's right, I don't just talk about regular masculinities, I talk about hypermasculinities.
I love a good pun-based title. The other night I watched The Boat That Rocked - a 2009 film by Richard Curtis of Love Actually fame. Wikipedia Tells me that it will be Called "Pirate Radio" in the US & have a November release date. It is a comedy about a Pirate Radio based offshore on a boat, in '60s Britain - hence the title(s). This film is nostalgia.
Note: The posts that appear here also appear in their original context at my blog Critical Masculinities - and as I've just started posting here, for a little while I'll be reposting older entries from Critical Masculinities, until the content catches up.
I'm thrilled to report that XY is extending its presence through Twitter and Facebook.
I had a lovely meeting last week with two people who've volunteered to put some time into setting these up, Emily Maguire and Felix Scholz. It's such a pleasure to meet total strangers with a passion for these issues.
‘WHERE DO YOU FIND POSITIVE MODELS OF CHANGING MEN? IN THE
COMPLEX LIVES OF OLDER MEN
In all those men’s groups that I was a part of in the 1980s and 1990s in the U.K. there was one question that kept on rearing its head :
‘Where are the positive models of changing men that can help us in our present struggles?’
I’m a pensioner activist living in the U.K., still very much engaged in struggles around personal and political change in the men and masculinities field. I’m also wanting to play a part in challenging and changing the ageism that I find in gender politics.