Force Majeure exposes the rarely-spoken truth that women also use shame to control men. It’s also the latest recent example of pop-cultural entertainment to say this form of gendered expectation is perfectly OK.
Abortion is seen as a subject men should not speak out about, unless they are in full support of the pro-choice viewpoint. But studies have shown abortion also has a psychological impact on the millions of men whose partners have gone through it. Here Peter Chaplin, who organises male rites of passage retreats, explains how he made sense of his own experience.
Men are far more likely than women to have their benefits stopped for unfair or unjust reasons, a survey by a UK-wide food bank charity strongly suggests. Why doesn’t anyone seem to care?
From The Office, to In The Thick of It, ‘Biz Speak’ is regularly lampooned for its idiocy and pretentiousness. But it’s also used as a form of control, a way of obscuring reality, rather than revealing it. Here Karl Coppack explains why this abuse of language is far worse than abusive language.