International Men’s Day 2018: A positive experience?

I can’t pretend otherwise, it took me a long time to come around to the idea of both International Women’s Day and International Men’s Day. I found them to be slightly vague concepts and at times the debates they have created have been off-putting.

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Mary Curnock Cook, Former UCAS chief executive officer, addresses delegates at the Creating Positive Futures Conference.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission promotes flexible working to dads and employers

This International Men’s Day, I’m doing something a bit special. You may find me gracing your small screen at some point as I feature in a video recorded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to encourage men to consider flexible working.

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A still image from the video Helen, Izzy and I appeared in to promote the benefits of flexible working.

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It’s International Men’s Day. No, really, it is…

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Today is International Men’s Day (19 November). I will wager, however, that you didn’t know such an event even existed.

I always think it’s rather sad that International Men’s Day doesn’t get the same attention as International Women’s Day (IWD). Whenever IWD comes around, social and traditional media light up. It’s opposite number, meanwhile, attracts virtually no attention in comparison. View Post

Celebrating the stay at home dad

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With two kids frequently demanding to be carried, I know how this guy feels. Pic credit below.

Did you know Wednesday was International Men’s Day? If you’re one of the 0.5% of the population that was aware of this fact then I salute you for being so switched on. Unfortunately it doesn’t attract quite the same attention as International Women’s Day.

The theme of this year’s event was working together and I’ve spent the past couple of days pondering this. It really got me thinking hard and I feel the need to celebrate and acknowledge the efforts of the stay at home dad (SAHD). View Post