TIPS & REFLECTIONS

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125. On Being a Man

When you think of the groups of people in our society whose needs are considered important, who comes to mind? Older people? Women? Children? Black and Minority ethnic groups? Disabled people? The unemployed? One group that never seems to make it onto the agenda for attention is, oddly enough, men. Why would that be? You may think that men's needs are not addressed because, after all, they largely run the show, they largely own the show, and if they need something surely all they have to do is get it for themselves? Not entirely unreasonable maybe, but it assumes two things - one, that men are in touch with what they need and, two, they are prepared to express that need. I recently edit