So far this year, 41 women in Australia have died as a result of violence against women. It's a figure higher than terrorism in this country, and one that we're struggling to deal with as a society. The ABS's Personal Safety Survey, last carried out in 2012, showed that one in six women and one [...]
In case you haven't seen this great doco The Mask You Live In it's available on Netflix and these other services too. http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/see-the-film/buy-rent-stream/ The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, [...]
The journey to be MAN is one of courage, introspection and discovery. Watch this short stunning and powerful video as MEN bravely speak openly of the truth in their hearts.
87% of young men with mental health issues do not seek out help. A lot of things go unsaid between young men and their dads. Especially when it comes to mental health. The headspace Father's campaign aims to open up the conversation between fathers and sons and raise awareness about the support services available. Please [...]
Doug hopes his words will encourage society to speak more openly about the disease. Check out his video.
There are many diverse, fascinating, dangerous and downright painful rituals to mark the transition from boy to man. Samoan boys are tattooed from chest to knees in a marathon ceremony; South African Xhosa boys are circumcised and isolated in bush huts for three weeks and Australian Aboriginal communities have ancient, secret, highly structured initiation ceremonies [...]