Stereotypes surrounding men’s interest in traditionally female-dominated professions shifted in the mainstream media after Gaylor Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) entered Hollywood 20 years ago in Meet the Parents.Read more
A doofus, to quote the Cambridge English dictionary, is an ‘airhead’ ‘birdbrain’ ‘duffer’ ‘asshole’. A noun to describe, says Google, ‘a stupid person.’ In some sections of the media, it is also synonymous for dad.Read more
Men are more likely to face sex and gender discrimination when applying for jobs than women, according to a US study of 3,000 job applicants.Read more
Schools should broaden reading material to encourage a wider group of boys to enjoy the activity, a reading expert claims.
According to Education HQ, Dr Laura Scholes, a specialist on boys and reading from Queensland University of Technology, studied 15 boys aged 10-12 from working-class backgrounds in South East Queensland where unemployment was high and school completion low.Read more
NB: This article was first published in October 2018 and refers to the draft Men's Health Strategy. It has not been updated to reflect the final version of the National Men's Strategy launched on 11 April 2019.
The Government’s new Men’s Health Strategy shows that Australia continues to lead the world when it comes to improving men’s health. Australia is one of the world’s healthiest societies and ranks in the top 10 for life expectancy worldwideRead more
Today is World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October 2018) and to mark the day we've produced a list of 10 surprising facts about men and boys' mental health, some of which you may not know.
If you share our commitment to creating a healthier future for men and boys then we invite you to share this information with others. We'd also love to hear from you about any news, research, information, events or programs focused on men’s mental health that you think we should be promoting.
In the meantime, here's our list of 10 surprising facts about men's mental health in Australia:Read more