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#OpenMinday – Cheating, high-brow laddism and Venn diagrams @EricAndersonPhD @OMGchronicles @WomanSavers @DatingExpert @SarahJSymonds

What is Open Minday? There are only two reasons why cheating happens. Either you’re not right for your partner, or you’re not being honest with them. Any other excuse is merely justification for avoiding either fact. Crucially, more often than … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – The harassment of women and the fear of men @DawnHFoster

What is Open Minday? I’m sorry to every woman that I scoffed at for not walking home along a route that made them uncomfortable, but that I was happy with day or night. I’m sorry to every woman that I … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – Sport, commentary and banter @BarnayRonay @EvaWiseman @martinkelner

What is Open Minday? The oily slipperiness of banterese makes attempting to pin down why it’s become the touchstone of maleness (or, at least, self-proclaimed ‘ladness’) a Sisyphean task. The banterers aren’t listening. Anyway, @BarnayRonay has already expertly speared the … Continue reading

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I’m white, middle-class, male and live in the west. I know what it’s like to be a woman #OpenMinday

What is #OpenMinday? There is no opposite to racism or sexism. When I see a woman I don’t see a sexless thing. I see a person who is female, a person who is not my sex, a person who is … Continue reading

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On Tuition Fee Mistakes and #OpenBook, @mariellaf1, @BBCRadio4 @MartinSLewis #OpenMindaySpecial

A message I wanted to submit to Radio 4’s Open Book programme but was unable to do so due to the limits of the contact form. Dear Mariella and Open Book, I admire you very much and enjoy your podcast … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – A mature individualism @diane1859 @shepleygreen

What is Open Minday? “To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people.” Promo for The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis Even … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – Spanking, and parenting @RealDoctorStu @KateKatharina @lizfraser1 @cherrymum1972 @NigelNelson

What is Open Minday? I loathe TV soaps. But despite this, I can’t ignore the fact that one scene in Coronation Street, of a man smacking a child, is enough to trigger debate about a worthwhile topic in an admirable … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – Three Men and a Baby and the capacity of all men @TheRealNimoy @_TomSelleck @TedDanson1947

The song over the opening titles of Three Men and a Baby (“Boys will be boys, bad boys, bad boys, nothing but trouble”) hints that you’re about to watch a film about overgrown boys struggling to grow up and face … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday @GoodMenProject and being a man

What is Open Minday? Update: 31 Jan 2012 I want this project to be honest, and to be something I follow myself, so I must say that @GoodMenProject is no longer in my timeline. It’s a step in the right … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday @JeremySwain @MikeNicholas2 @ThamesReach and begging

What is Open Minday? Some years ago, around Christmas time, I left a Tesco with a £5 note in my pocket. Outside the door was a man tucked under the bare wet branches of a tree. He was sodden, cold … Continue reading

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