I CAN’T DRIVE A MANUAL AND MY MATES ARE ALWAYS GIVING ME STICK. IS THIS REALLY SOMETHING I NEED TO LEARN? OSCAR, VIA EMAIL
Oh Oscar, you’re so proud of that pun, aren’t you? Very good. Look, have no shame, lots of people can’t. On the contrary, there’s something brave about shunning those old-school hallmarks of masculinity – DIY skills, drinking prowess, fghting ability, personal honour, having a penis – our forefathers once thought worthwhile. So jolly well ask the mean boys to stop. Make them a quiche. Tear-up if necessary. You’re better than this.