Category Archives: Values

How “Toxic Masculinity” fails the pub test

A firestorm has erupted over the last week with Gillette releasing an ad which portrays aspects of “toxic masculinity” and then a call to men to do better. In the same week, the American Psychology Assoication (APA) released a comprehensive … Continue reading

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If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or as Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and … Continue reading

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What is a “Real Man”?

In my job I have been working hard on preventing Family Violence in our community. I am a White Ribbon Ambassador, I am the Chair of the Benalla Family Violence Prevention Network. I speak at numerous events and organisations about … Continue reading

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White Ribbon Day – All Men should watch this

All men should watch this very insightful video on Family Violence.

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Should boys play with dolls? And other thoughts on raising boys …

White Ribbon Day posted an interesting discussion with this question. This was my response, what do you think? It is too simplistic an argument that somehow gender play will result in violent men? I agree with those who write that … Continue reading

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