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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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#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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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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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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#ManFriday the 5th

#ManFriday the 5th falls on Good Friday, and as we want to stay on this rather nice moral high ground, we will be celebrating our 5th week of #randomactsofmanliness by sharing peace and love with all mankind. We will be … Continue reading

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5 Rather Educational Weeks

Tomorrow marks #ManFriday the 5th, and what a hectic 5 weeks it’s been. We’ve been variously: Steeling our brovaries for #randomactsofmanliness Lobbying our MPs and MSPs Writing to public organisations Swimming Testing out the perve-proofedness of the changing rooms in … Continue reading

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Swim England Consultation

Swim England are now reviewing their guidance on engaging trans people in swimming. Please take part! Email Swim England and ask to be included in the consultation. Every voice counts. “Change will not come if we wait for some other … Continue reading

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It’s Another #ManFriday!

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Two Women Went for A Swim

I joined ManFriday after watching Amy’s Mumsnet thread in real time, being really impressed by her imagination and bravery.  I loved the concept of highlighting the nonsense of self-ID by shining a light on how easy it was to abuse.  … Continue reading

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