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Welcome to the Gender Games!

FIRST HALF Welcome to the opening match of the 2018 Gender Games. It’s the first match of the tournament and team Trans Right’s Activists (TRA) are facing up against the plucky underdogs Team Mumsnet. It was always going to be … Continue reading

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Three Weeks of #ManFriday Awesomeness

This #ManFriday update is three weeks of scary and awesome Week 1: Hampstead Men’s Pond We had been saving this one for a while, as we needed a date that would work for childcare, availability and not freezing our mankinis … Continue reading

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A Scottish Hostelling Experience

Most people are probably aware that Hostelling Scotland (previously the Scottish Youth Hostel Association) is a charity that provides affordable accommodation in many scenic locations throughout Scotland. Much of that accommodation is in the form of shared dormitories, rooms filled … Continue reading

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Boys will be boys

“Boys will be boys” is a neat illustration of how many men deny responsibility for the unpleasant behaviour they exhibit towards women, how they minimise it and how they pass any blame or fault onto their targets for not having … Continue reading

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Why ManFriday?

Below is the full text of the speech made by ManFriday’s Media Officer at a Women’s Place UK meeting on 17th May 2018. My name is Hannah Clarke. I support the rights of women and girls. Men do not belong … Continue reading

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#ManFriday the 10th – Our very own art exhibition

Here’s a challenge for you. Can you pick out the people celebrated in public art exhibitions, supported by Labour, the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Women’s Equality Party,  and endorsed as candidates for election? For those who haven’t come … Continue reading

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The Problem with Gender Neutral Toilets

As more and more companies and organisations designate female toilets into gender neutral toilets (whilst leaving male toilets intact), the following paper by Dr Clara Greed, an expert in inclusive urban planning, explains why this is a problem for women. … Continue reading

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Self-ID and Driving Licences

I’ve frequently read on Twitter of claims that the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act will merely be an extension of the self-identification processes we already have for passports and driving licences. This was news to me. It was … Continue reading

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Mumsnet data breach

Many people will know by now that Mumsnet was hit by a data breach today in which a former intern published screenshots including Mumsnetters’ personal data. The intern, Emma Healey, described the screenshots as proof of the transphobia she felt … Continue reading

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What’s Going On After 6 Weeks of #ManFriday?

On #ManFriday the 6th, we look back at the week that was. We have now brought the issue of self-identification to the rails! The Caledonian Sleeper’s transgender policy allows male passengers who identify as women to use female-only compartments, which … Continue reading

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