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Becky Watts ‘Strangled In Attempt To Scare Her’

By Siobhan Robbins, West Of England Correspondent The stepbrother of Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts told police he strangled her during a failed kidnap attempt "to scare her and teach her a lesson". Nathan Matthews is accused - along with his girlfriend Shauna Hoare - of murdering the 16-year-old on 19 February in what the prosecution claim was a sexually motivated attack. It Read more [...]

Becky Watts’s murder trial hears of moment stepbrother admitted killing her

Becky went missing from her home in February and was later found deadHer stepbrother, Nathan Matthews, admitted killing her but denies murderHis trial was told about interviews Matthews gave during the searchHe said he wanted to scare teenager so she would be nicer to his motherBut, the court heard, he strangled Becky and then disposed of her body By Richard Spillett for MailOnline Published: 14:52 GMT, 21 October 2015 | Updated: 22:05 GMT, 21 October 2015 Read more [...]

Becky Watts’s stepbrother told policehe was ‘a psychologically disturbed …

Becky went missing from her home in February and was later found deadHer stepbrother, Nathan Matthews, admitted killing her but denies murderHis trial was told about interviews Matthews gave during the searchBy Richard Spillett for MailOnline Published: 14:52 GMT, 21 October 2015 | Updated: 15:10 GMT, 21 October 2015 Becky Watts's killer Nathan Matthews told police he was Read more [...]

Stepbrother of Becky Watts described himself to police as ’emotionally unstable’

The stepbrother of Becky Watts described himself as an "emotionally unstable psychologically disturbed metrosexual Neanderthal" to police after his arrest, a court has heard. Nathan Matthews, 28, is accused of murdering the 16-year-old with his girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 21, in a sexually motivated kidnap plot in Bristol on February 19. The couple allegedly dismembered Becky - Matthews's stepsister - into eight parts, which were discovered in a shed 80 metres (260ft) from their home Read more [...]

National Review v New York Times on Manhood

In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “27 Ways to Be a Modern Man,” Brian Lombardi lays out the template for the metrosexual. The modern man knows his wife’s shoe size for when he buys her shoes, uses proper names for things like “helicopter” (“not ‘chopper’ like some gauche simpleton'), cries a lot, and "has no use for a gun.” That led National Review’s Stephen Miller to respond with a few ideas of his own. For example, “Under no circumstances does the modern man ever Read more [...]

‘It’s Your F-ing Face’: Clarisonic Tries to Sell Men on $189 Device With …

Men's personal care engendered a lot of skepticism and rhetorical backlash in the "metrosexual" era a decade ago, but it's been growing steadily anyway. Now L'Oreal USA's Clarisonic is pushing the envelope further by betting men can be persuaded to buy, or at least use, $189 "sonic cleansers" on their faces. That's where Lumber Troy and "Your F-ing face" come in, in a new social media campaign promoting the brand's Alpha-Fit cleanser from Tzeffrey and Tzanetos, San Francisco. The company Read more [...]

Clarisonic Tries to Sell Men on $189 Device With Daring Social Media Ads

Men's personal care engendered a lot of skepticism and rhetorical backlash in the "metrosexual" era a decade ago, but it's been growing steadily anyway. Now L'Oreal USA's Clarisonic is pushing the envelope further by betting men can be persuaded to buy, or at least use, $189 "sonic cleansers" on their faces. "That's a huge wall to jump over," said Cheryl Ricketts, VP-U.S. marketing for Clarisonic. "We're trying to launch a new behavior. Men probably don't realize they need to wash Read more [...]

Clarisonic Tries to Sell Men on $189 Device With Daring Social Media Ads

Men's personal care engendered a lot of skepticism and rhetorical backlash in the "metrosexual" era a decade ago, but it's been growing steadily anyway. Now L'Oreal USA's Clarisonic is pushing the envelope further by betting men can be persuaded to buy, or at least use, $189 "sonic cleansers" on their faces. "That's a huge wall to jump over," said Cheryl Ricketts, VP-U.S. marketing for Clarisonic. "We're trying to launch a new behavior. Men probably don't realize they need to wash Read more [...]

What Happened to the Metrosexual Man?

Are labels just a way for insecure men to feel more manly? — A decade back, when the metrosexual term had begun to go mainstream, I’d listen to friends, self-proclaimed “manly men,” talk about their dislike for this new breed of man; the metrosexual. Some history — the term ‘metrosexual’ was coined by Mark Simpson in a UK newspaper in 1994, citing David Beckham as the poster boy for this movement. Merriam-Webster even has a definition. metrosexual:  a usually urban heterosexual Read more [...]