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Superqueeroes: Gender and superheroes

Superqueeroes: Gender and superheroes Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Mar 2016
Why is Wonder Woman only playing a secondary role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?  This article looks at the role of gender and...

Why are young men worldwide experiencing mental health crises?

Why are young men worldwide experiencing mental health crises? Copyright free image Copyright free: Unsplash
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Oct 2015
Everywhere around the world, the suicide rates amongst men outstrips that of women. The writer Will Storr hears some stories - and asks why.

Straight men kissing: How heterosexual men came to be comfortable with a friendly peck

Straight men kissing: How heterosexual men came to be comfortable with a friendly peck Creative commons image The Rogue under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Aug 2012
Younger men are more relaxed about kissing their straight friends without fear of "homohysteria". Is this a shift in what masculinity means in the...

Our Crime: Fast and furious

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Our Crime: Fast and furious
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Apr 2012
Are joyriding youths showing a form of high-performance masculinity? Share your views right here.

Thinking Allowed - At the British Sociological Association

Thinking Allowed - At the British Sociological Association Copyrighted image Copyright: Konstantin32 | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2011
This week Laurie is at the BSA conference - and hits the ballroom to explore feminism in sequins and heels.

Proper men, proper women: Gender roles in contemporary UK society

Proper men, proper women: Gender roles in contemporary UK society Creative commons image PhylB under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Apr 2011
Do women have a need for feminism in a Britain where they can enjoy porn while men help out with childcare? It might be too soon to assume the...

Tears in her eyes

Tears in her eyes Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jan 2008
There she was. The democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with tears in her eyes speaking about her ‘frustrations’ about how she keeps it...