Yesterday, the 25th November, marked the start of 16 days of action to prevent Men’s Violence Against Women. Across the world there will be events taking place that shed light on this ongoing and troubling issue. A story on the BBC Website today (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-46292919) highlighted that on average 137 women across the world are killed… Continue reading We can’t keep whacking the moles, we need to reduce the moles
In his book the “Macho Paradox – Why some men hurt women and how all men can help”, friend and colleague Jackson Katz paints a disturbing picture that challenges the reader to try and engage in a discourse that can change lives of not just girls and women but boys and men also. This week… Continue reading It’s time to act.
The words we use, read and hear all have meaning. The way they are said, the way they are written can also have an effect on how we interpret the story they are describing. A few days ago, I read an article on twitter from UK national newspaper which ran with the headline “Girl had… Continue reading The all important narrative
I’ve written quite a few blogs over the past few years. I must say that this one has been on my mind for many months. It covers a difficult subject. It covers a difficult subject for me. It covers a subject very personal to me. I’m talking about suicide, in particular male suicide. I do… Continue reading Suicide – the killer we need to confront.
How would you respond to a friend disclosing a rape or sexual assault? How would you react? Sexual violence is something that we all need to be aware of. That’s a bold statement don’t you think? Why do we all need to be concerned about rape? Why should we need to be more socially aware… Continue reading How would you react? What would you say?