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  • n. Laddish beliefs and behaviours.


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  • I hit my 20s as preadulthood's basics were being identified, and so-called laddism was at its peak.

    The Guardian World News

  • It's a reflection of how messed up feminists' priorities are that Whalen and Begley salute this latest triumph of "laddism" as a victory for women.

    Archive 2005-04-03

  • So far, the decline of male academic achievement in the U.S. is mostly among blacks and Hispanics, but the catastrophic downturn into "laddism" of young white males in England in recent years, and their consequent decline in test scores, shows that no race is permanently immune to the prejudice that school is for girls.

    Archive 2005-12-18

  • What Whalen and Begley don't mention is that in recent decades, millions of Britain's young males have adopted a philosophy of "laddism."

    Archive 2005-04-03

  • Two British academics have blamed a culture of ‘laddism’ where successful male students are ‘geeks;’ and a cultivated indifference to intellectual pursuits is as de rigueur as having a mobile phone.

    Archive 2005-04-03

  • The former flagbearer for laddism has reinvented himself as a persuasive, mature commentator and he comes across well here in pithy pieces about everything from Jedward to climate change via Silvio Berlusconi.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Nor was it easy being gay, with a penchant for dressmaking, amid cockney laddism.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • What coquettishness Blur had at the start quickly vanished as laddism took hold.

    Culture |

  • Choose as captain to replace a superstar with a superstar wife a guy who has 'previous' for bad behaviour and 'laddism'

    The Guardian World News

  • I have some time for Cooper's views but he is smug and predictable and his efforts at laddism in his overly long sports slots are laughable. - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52


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