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Victorian Councils Auditing Children’s Books For Gender

Victorian councils could ban books and toys from kindergartens, schools and libraries if they don’t meet strict gender guidelines, according to reports. The Herald Sun on Monday revealed Manningham and Melbourne City Councils are among those auditing children’s books and urging a ban on the terms “boy” and “girl”. It follows research from the Australian National University that showed [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:48:32+10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Father’s Anger at ‘Hair and Make-Up’ Session for Year 6 Girls

Mr Callaghan, who goes by the Twitter moniker Grumplestiltskin, was faced with yet another example of a school being out of touch with modern society and instead of just shrugging his shoulders he took action. His daughter's school, near Dubbo in NSW,  thought it would be an awesome idea to arrange end-of-year activities for the year [...]

By |2017-12-18T10:04:40+10:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Pressures Of Acting Like A “Real” Man And The Mental Health Issues This Causes In Young Males

A rigid construct of how “real” men are supposed to behave leaves many feeling trapped, new research we carried out suggests. While most support gender equality, the young men in the UK, US and Mexico reported feeling pushed to live in the “man box”. They feel pressure to act tough, hide weakness and “look good”. [...]

Gamergate: How Gaming Became a Feminist Issue

An online controversy over women and computer games has turned into an internet firestorm called Gamergate. Photo: Jason DeCrow The first rule of Gamergate is that nobody talks about Gamergate. Not unless you want a horde of vicious man-babies coming at you. The second rule of Gamergate is that if you're reading this [...]

By |2015-11-26T14:54:13+10:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Teaching Sex Education Misses the Point Unless You Teach Boys Not to Be Sexist

I am a mother of sons and the thought of them growing up within a culture of rampant male sexual entitlement terrifies me. Right now they are six and seven – still innocent, still able to see their female peers as fellow humans – but as adolescence approaches, I fear that a deluge of misogyny will [...]

Are boys disadvantaged?

Boys will be boys, they tell us, but how many of us actually take this adage to heart and embrace it? I am the mother of four boys, now all adults. If I think back to their childhoods and adolescence, it’s a whirlwind of movement and physicality, adventure and injury, rough and tumble play, of [...]