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I would choose Tayla Harris over sad men of the internet any day

Tayla Harris marked the ball early in the first quarter at Whitten Oval against the Western Bulldogs. She went back and coolly slotted the goal from 45 metres out. When I watched the ball fly through the posts I said what I normally say after a classy goal: "Good finish." Set shot, 40 plus metres [...]

Survey Reveals Girls as Young as 11 Catcalled and Followed

About six months ago, I was walking home from St Leonards train station in North Sydney along the Pacific Highway after a party and a car pulled up beside me. It followed me along the kerb, and a man leaned out the window and told me to get inside, first quite piningly and then very [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:20:28+10:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Struggle to Predict and Prevent Toxic Masculinity

Terrie Moffitt has been trying to figure out why men are terrible for more than 25 years. Or, to calibrate: Why some men are really terrible - violent, criminal, dangerous - but most men are not. And, while she’s at it, how to tell which man is going to become which. A small number of people are responsible [...]

By |2018-02-26T17:02:16+10:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, 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

Teen Boys Are Blind To Rape Culture

Stocksy/Helen Rushbrook "Oh boy," my son said, rolling his eyes. "Not rape culture again." We were sitting around the dinner table talking about the news. As soon as I mentioned the Stanford sexual assault case, my sons looked at each other. They knew what was coming. They've been listening to me talk about [...]

Gaming And Porn Are Changing Men’s Brains

Pixabay Images Leading American Psychologist Philip Zimbardo recently discussed how men are getting left behind. For the first time in history young men are less educated than their fathers. The American Paediatric Society's 2013 study found that teenagers spend more time engrossed in media than they do in school and that time on [...]

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 [...]

Social media campaign continues to hold Alan Jones accountable

The founder of a Facebook page which campaigned for companies to pull advertising from Alan Jones' show says she believes businesses will stay away. Jenna Price who set up the Facebook page Destroy the Joint welcomed the announcement by Macquarie Radio Network on Sunday that it was temporarily suspending all advertising on Alan Jones' 2GB [...]

By |2012-10-09T13:06:11+10:00October 7th, 2012|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments