Category Archives: Fathers

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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The Challenge of Family Violence

I was prompted by a recent discussion on FaceBook to write this response which I am sharing with all my fellow men. I have been looking at the problem of FV for some time as a White Ribbon Ambassador and … 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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The forgotten answer to young men and violence

Luke Ablett (Sunday Herald Sun – January 12, 2014) introduces some disturbing concepts when describes the things boys are taught (and I assume, what he was taught) as a boy growing up. According to Luke, boys are taught: To be … Continue reading

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