Last updated: 24 november, 2009 - 18:06 GMT

Is masculinity in crisis?

Chelsea football fans, 2005

Is it difficult being a man in the modern world?

Do men need their own support groups?

Some students in Britain think so.

At Manchester University there is now a society called 'Masculinity Exploring Networking and Support'.

At Oxford University a similar group has been launched: Man Collective, described as "a response to the current state of masculinity".

Newshour's James Menendez spoke to Alex Linsley, the student behind the Man Collective, as well as to Martin Daubney, the editor of British men's magazine 'Loaded'.

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First broadcast 24 November 2009

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