"On the whole, however, she was bent on destroying the male persona, pinning upon it the ills of society, and offering nothing of which men can be "proud". I'm not denying that some men struggle in Britain. But letting Diane Abbott loose on the topic is like introducing a bull to a china shop."
Jake Wallis Simons, The Telegraph, 17 May 2013
"The steady emasculation of England is happening; but to argue that long-term, slow-evolving social and cultural changes constitute a crisis is pure bunkum"
Amol Rajan, The Independent, 16 May 2013
"Men who fear ridicule from women for talking about masculinity understandably clam up. Matriarchy has a lot to answer for"
Jack O'Sullivan, The Guardian, 21 May 2013
"The way Diane tells it, British men are a bunch of homophobic, women-hating, porn addicted, viagra-quaffing, Jack Daniels-slurping brutes. This is not an accurate portrait of British men - it is a grotesque cartoon."
Tony Parsons, Mirror, 18 May 2013
"Growing female independence is fuelling a crisis of masculinity and men are hardly helping their cause by turning on each other in an outbreak of Daddy Wars"
Eleanor Mills, The Sunday times, 19 May 2013