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‘Mansplaining’ – Joke or wider social issue?

‘No, I really don’t think you understand, no really you’re not getting it.’ ‘Well, actually, that’s not the correct approach’ ‘It’s alright if can’t comprehend this concept, most people can’t.’…

No More Mr. Muscle – The Pressure of Unrealistic Male Bodies

What’s one thing every male identifying superhero has in common? No, not superpowers, it is muscles! In nearly every Hollywood movie it is always the big muscular superhero who is…

It’s time to TED talk about it: the stigma of male mental health

Gender stereotypes are deeply ingrained within our society and our subconscious. Through societal expectations, the masculine ideal has enforced the image of strength, charisma and power. Men are taught to…

Mossman-Pacey paradox: pursuit of perfection impacting male fertility

Concerns about the pressures faced by women and girls are frequently documented in the media, and surveys do seem to indicate that women have more negative feelings about their body…

The outrage against the Gillette ad only points out its relevance

In his flustered, vitriolic, testerical response to Gillette’s new advertising campaign, Piers Morgan has shown himself to be a far bigger snowflake than the millennials he loathes. The advert was…

Unlonely loneliness: looking at the nature of loneliness in older men

Loneliness is a familiar part of the human experience; however, it is a particularly pressing issue amongst the elderly in the UK. The Office for National Statisticsb(2013) reported that 50…

Teeth analysis reveals women travel more than men

During freshers’ week you’ll have met people from far and wide who’ve come to study at Edinburgh. Undoubtedly, some of these people will have been the gap year students who…