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Men and Contraception

Contraception has been, and still remains, a massive stumbling block to equality. in the 1980’s I thought about the gendered nature of contraception and as a result had a vasectomy. It was quite unusual for young single men ( I was 24 ) to decide to take such an irreversible step. The average age ofContinue reading “Men and Contraception”

Men’s Pledges to End Violence against Women and Girls

For 16 years White Ribbon has been asking men to sign the pledge “Never commit, never excuse and never remain silent about mens violence against women” White Ribbon has recorded some 60,000 pledges. Sometimes men have added comments about why they are pledging. Each of the phrases below starts with the phrase: I want toContinue reading “Men’s Pledges to End Violence against Women and Girls”

Men and Pornography

By 18, the overwhelming majority (89%) of young men are consuming porn. The majority (72%) consume porn from several times a week to daily. One third of all young people under the age of 12 have seen pornography. (source: Gail Dines , Culture Reframed. ) (Another survey quotes 50% have viewed by the age ofContinue reading “Men and Pornography”

Men and Respect

Ask ,Listen, Respect, is a timeless slogan. Ask women how they want men to change Listen to the response Respect that response by taking action accordingly . That’s it in a nutshell- Excellence, Respect, and Friendship are the three core values of Olympism and are a central focus at the Olympic Games. It gave meContinue reading “Men and Respect”

Men and Lap Dancing Clubs

Sex Entertainment Venues on the backfoot For the last 5 years I have attended the licensing committee of Calderdale to support the local Women’s Centre’s objections and to raise my own objections to the existence of the local lap dancing club. 30 Years ago I ran a creche for local women’s children while they wentContinue reading “Men and Lap Dancing Clubs”

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