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No platformed from BBC Big Questions - THREAD.

1.The BBC (Mentorn tv, the company that makes ‘The Big Questions’) rang in a panic late Friday morning. I was at Farnborough Station waiting to catch the train up to London to see @Sime0nStylites.
2. All my travel and participation in Sunday’s ‘BBC The Big Questions’ had been organised and signed off; I had put it out of my mind.
3. Mentorn’s Assistant Producer put me through the third degree about my first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, the Miles Franklin Award and being accused of anti-Semitism.
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Have tried 3 times to watch #bbctbq special on 'masculinity in crisis' & gave up every time it was so painful. Got off to the worst start with an exchange on toxic masculinity which inevitably involved people shouting across each other while using entirely different definitions>
It's a phrase I try incredibly hard not to use because it is ALWAYS misunderstood and always generates heat & no light. So here's a thread on what it should mean which may in turn explain why I don't use it. >
Your wiki may vary, but I first encountered 'toxic masculinity' as a phrase in prisons-based research circa 2005. It explained why there were so many men in US prisons who continued to display profoundly self-destructive behaviours even when it was ruining their own lives. >
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