May 1, 2014

Save the Male! Britain's Crisis of Masculinity

Isabel Hardman, The Spectator

The Associated Press

Doctors believe there is a cultural barrier that prevents men from seeking help when they develop mental health conditions, since they think they are still expected to be strong at all times. This can lead to their conditions deteriorating without anyone noticing until it’s too late.

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April 24, 2014
David Cameron Must Tackle Optimism Deficit
James Forsyth, Spectator
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April 24, 2014
Britain's Other Other Country
The Guardian
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April 24, 2014
Tony Blair's Toxic War on 'Islamism'
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April 27, 2014
Old Labour, New Danger
Fraser Nelson, The Spectator
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