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Male violence

On feeling sorry for boys

Women and girls have always been asked to see men and boys as both more fragile and more powerful. It's time we stopped.

The scold’s bridle of JK Rowling

At a time when many feminists are writing passionately and clearly against the silencing of women in general, there is a gaping hole right at the centre of their argument.

Independent: The idea that we should discount Germaine Greer’s work because of her comments on #MeToo isn’t just wrong – it’s sexist

Just as Charles Darwin’s belief that women were intellectually inferior to men isn’t a reason to embrace creationism, Germaine Greer’s comments on #MeToo are not a reason to reject the entire back catalogue of modern feminist thought

New Statesman: I can finally say it – I think Quentin Tarantino and Woody Allen are rubbish anyway

For so long, I’ve been held back by the sexist male genius paradox.

Quiz: Do you have a male or female brain?

Is yours a manbrain or a ladybrain? Find out with this simple quiz!

What is a man, anyway?

If left-wing men are so appalled by their own privilege, why don't they just become more like women?

New Statesman: Ladies! Iain Duncan Smith is extremely worried about this country’s wife shortage

Can you please marry a dysfunctional, porn-addicted man already?

Independent: Stephen Paddock killing people in Las Vegas had nothing to do with ‘toxic masculinity

When ‘being bad’ is what makes you a real man for the purposes of a photoshoot, why should we be surprised when the same applies in real life?

Independent: There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it

Pity the girl who’s wearing a bra before she leaves primary school; already she’s ventured over the top, into a no man’s land of groping, cat calls and adult disapproval

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