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Yes, there is an International Men’s day and it’s today

Yes, there is an International Men’s day and it’s today

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
International Men's Day exists to promote men's physical and mental health, and this year's theme is 'Promoting Positive Male Role Models' As we celebrate International Men’s Day today, many are quick to add that we have other 364 other days of the year to favour men who are already holding the majority of power in governments, corporations, media companies and so on. It is crucial to remember that men are more than a job title and having the default expectation that they should simply work hard, earn well and stay with their family only when they have time, really takes a toll on their mental health. While it is highly debated whether women can ‘have it all’, it is an accepted fact that men’s duty is to provide for the family. This raises frustration as many men wake up regretting s
The struggles of being a man

The struggles of being a man

Activism, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Society
As the discussion about women issues and gender equality grows, we often forget to ask men about their difficulties. So, Voice of London did just that. To celebrate the start of Movember, Voice of London decided to grab a microphone and go around the University of Westminster to ask male students about their personal struggles of being a man. The conversation started on Twitter earlier this month when Caitlin Moran, The Sunday Times columnist, set the challenge to ask men about their struggles. https://twitter.com/caitlinmoran/status/1052887974784983041 A flood of replies soon followed the question, which led to a Twitter thread that read like a script from a therapy session. Here are some of the most humorous, heart-warming, and at times heartbreaking struggles of being a ma...

Don’t shave; it’s Movember

We are only halfway through November, so there's still time for you to join the tide and grow the moustache. If you have been seeing a lot of 'moustrachey' men around, it is not a coincidence, there is a reason - a very important one. If in October we were encouraged to 'wear it pink' to bring attention to breast cancer prevention, November - or shall we say Movember? - is the month dedicated to men. This is the time to raise awareness on men's mental health as numbers show that men are dying surprisignly young. The Movember movement puts a range of men's health issues on the spotlight, from cancer to anxiety. And it uses the cute moustache to do so. The campaign dates back to 2003, and now it has spread across the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. Fortunately, it has been grow...

The London live events industry for women: Band guys and cable ties

Words: Kiera Chapman | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith Not every 21-year-old can work a high vis - nor can they say they've worked with some of the most exciting talent 2017's music scene has to offer. From Nothing But Thieves, to Fickle Friends and Declan Mckenna, Joanna Chidgey has witnessed them all, radio at the ready. Having graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Music and Live Events management, Joanna has blossomed from pupil to professional. She now goes by the official title of Events and Promotion Assistant and yes, a badge does come with that. She kindly invites me in from a piercing November chill into her cosy home on the outskirts of London, and I am quick to ask her if she can recall her CV off by heart. "Reading Festival, Barn On The Farm, 1