About our partnership with Lynx

Mission

Based on our research and expertise, we know that the majority of those who bully are men. We also know that men are actively discouraged from opening up about their emotions and instead, often respond with aggression. To tackle this, we are supporting Lynx’s mission to, quite literally, ditch the labels that hold guys back, freeing them to be their own man, on their own terms.

Our partnership with Lynx is focused on giving young guys the tools and resources they need to say a huge, big, fat no to bullying and be comfortable with who they are – without the pressures and limits of traditional masculinity.

We know guys spend a lot of their time online, so we’re creating an easy to use platform for the UK, US and Mexico, housing everything guys need to get rid of limiting labels. This platform will be powered by Lynx and will include communities, chats and mentors. Together with Lynx, we will also create blogs and videos about masculinity and labels.

We’re aiming to help at least 474k people through our partnership with Lynx. We’re confident that we will get more young people talking about bullying and the labels that guys suffer under - and this is something we are very proud of.

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What Is The ‘Man Box’ and Just How Dangerous Is It?

Man up. don’t cry. Be a ‘real’ man. New research published today shows that guys are conforming to outdated societal ‘rules’. The ‘Man Box’ – masculine ideals that say men should be the alpha male, hide their feelings, look a certain way …

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Fashion Model Shaun Ross On What Masculinity Means To Him [Video]

‘Masculinity isn’t just a guy with a big chest or a guy with a hairy beard. Masculinity could be someone who is the complete opposite of that. It could be someone who is skinny…like myself’: Fashion Model Shaun Ross on …

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‘Arse-kickery and Cuteness’: Meet Ladybeard, the Skirt-wearing Wrestler

In a film sponsored by Lynx, we are introduced to Ladybeard, the cross-dressing Australian wrestler defying gender stereotypes Both men and women have long been restricted by gender norms and stereotypes, and although much progress is being …

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Men that Vogue

In a film made possible by Lynx, THUMP headed to New York to delve deep into world of the ballroom – “a place to discover yourself, and discover who you are” ‘If you wanna Vogue, this is the place you can come and Vogue …

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Men in Progress: Lynx Asked a Group of Guys What Masculinity Means to Them and Their Answers Might Surprise You

Does a beard make you more manly? Lynx asked a group of guys what masculinity means to them and their answers might surprise you… Recent Ditch the Label research not only revealed that boys were almost twice as likely to bully than girls, …

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‘Find What Makes You, You. Then Work On It’ – Lynx

‘Who needs a six pack when you have your own thing? No must-have, must-be, fashion norms or body standards. The most attractive man you can be is yourself. So find what makes you, you. Then work on it.’ Despite the fact it is 2016, …

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