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Masculinities and Putin’s war in Ukraine. Is there a connection? What does this mean?

I find it hard to process the videos of captured young male Russian soldiers calling their mums, crying, explaining they are alive, that they thought they were going to a training camp or would be welcomed as liberators and instead being sent to their death in Ukraine. These men have conducted atrocities and I doContinue reading “Masculinities and Putin’s war in Ukraine. Is there a connection? What does this mean?”

During the Covid-19 pandemic, masculinities have a lot to answer for: macho responses by our leaders have been a disaster

How many UK deaths could have been prevented? We all now know that while the UK wasted precious weeks at the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic, other nations – Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, to name but a few – acted much faster and are now successfully easing their lockdown restrictions. New Zealand justContinue reading “During the Covid-19 pandemic, masculinities have a lot to answer for: macho responses by our leaders have been a disaster”


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