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‘Traditional Masculinity’ Officially Labeled ‘Harmful’ by the American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association has issued its first official warning against toxic masculinity. The new “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” marks the first-ever report published by the association aimed at helping practitioners care for their male patients “despite social forces that can harm mental health.” Citing more than 40 years of [...]

By |2019-01-14T20:08:34+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Trash Talk in Junior Footy Can Damage Kids

It should be one of the happy rituals of parenthood. You drag yourself out of bed early on a weekend, stand by the side of a sports field and with a bit of good natured grumbling about the cold, the heat or the hour, cheer your child on in sport. But for one Melbourne mother [...]

By |2018-10-29T10:55:47+00:00October 29th, 2018|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 [...]