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"Toxic Masculinity" is Lethal in Covid Age

Nicole Karlis, writing in Salon and the progressive aggregate newswire AlterNet discusses how in her words “Toxic Masculinity Became so Lethal”.  Karlis first of all reports on how the psychological term “toxic masculinity” was first defined, dating from around fifteen years ago, in psychiatric evaluations of hyper-male prison inmates who were misogynistic, homophobic and deeply obedient to authoritarian males, even to the point of self-harming behaviours.  Karlis goes on to examine how the toxic trait of stoicism has led the country to a point where hundre

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New Spitting Image a "Pale Imitation" of Past

Nesrine Malik writing in the Guardian is disappointed with the return to our television screens of the legendary latex puppet satire series Spitting Image.

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Thin Privilege Challenged on TV Monday Night

Totally TV Guide notes that Monday will have some good viewing for LGBTQ viewers of terrestrial and cable television platforms.

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Broad Support for Tribunal Ruling in Glos

LGBTQ campaigners have joined with atheists and secular groups to welcome the decision of an employment tribunal to uphold the dismissal of Christian fundamentalist Kristie Higgs, who was quietly let go of by a Gloucestershire school after making a series of bizarre posts on social media, linking

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Women and Trans+ People have "More in Common"


France24 Television Network reported on Saturday afternoon that tens of thousands of mostly younger people had taken part in climate change action protests throughout the world.


The Huffington Post says that the government is to make some changes in the system of gaining a GRA, or Gender Recognition Certificate.


The street sold magazine The Big Issue, which is also available on a temporary basis in shops during continued lockdown restrictions, says that the British Film Institute’s season


It is time to rebuild public services now that the country tries to start to emerge from lockdown, tentatively and with many setbacks that there are sure to be on the way.  That is the message from


Radio Romania International, the voice of the public service broadcaster in Bucharest on satellite and shortwave radio, dealt at length on Friday night with “fake news” and the cur

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