Entrepreneur Haydn Payne understands that if he does not start his own business, he could be on welfare for the rest of his life. That may not be so remarkable if it weren’t for the fact that the thing preventing Payne from advancing in the workplace is his condition: autism.Read more
The Closing the Gap 2019 report tabled in Federal parliament on 14 February outlines targets that have been met and those which have not been met across a range of areas relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
These include education, with the report highlighting key gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in areas such as literacy, numeracy and school enrolment.Read more
Strong Dads Strong Futures study engages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island men in parenting research
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have rarely rated a mention within discussions of parenting; their roles and responsibilities largely neglected or ignored.Read more
Beale Street in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, along the Mississippi River is famously known as the home of the blues. It’s 2.9 km stretch is also synonymous with the pain and struggle of black America, depicted by James Baldwin in his book If Beale Street Could Talk, now a feature film from director Barry Jenkins’ (a follow-up to the Academy Award-winning Moonlight).Read more
A record number of men are making formal complaints about sexual harassment at work according to data from the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission.
According to report by Rebecca DiGriolamo in the The Advertiser (Adelaide), nearly 1 in 2 complaints of sexual harassment accepted by the commission in 2017/2018 were made by men.Read more
This article describes the support women receive for health services in comparison to men's health in Malawi, in southeastern Africa, and the consequences of this gender imbalance. It is reproduced from The Conversation.Read more
On Friday 8 March International Women’s Day will celebrate women’s achievements and calls for action to advance gender parity.
It’s also a day when misogynists the world over will gather on social media to yell “what about men?” with enough volume to drown out those who care to mention that, “erm, there’s an International Men’s Day too you know?”Read more
A week ago (25 February 2019) the ABC’s Q&A panel debated whether movements like feminism, socialism and globalism were having a negative impact on young men in Australia this week.
The question was sparked by the appearance on the panel of Canadian psychologist, Professor Jordan Peterson, whose YouTube videos have become particularly popular with younger men, but have also made him unpopular with some on the left of the political spectrum.Read more
The news that Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric, was convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys in 1996 has shocked the nation.
The case is a stark reminder we need do a better job of providing help and support for men and boys who are victims and survivors of sexual abuse. Here we outline four reasons why sex abuse is a men’s health issue and provide links to a range of resources for anyone who is affected by this issue.Read more
Dads in Victoria who end up in prison are being denied their parental rights and treated differently from incarcerated mums, according to research published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.Read more