Nov
20

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What Is A Real Man? What Are We Told?

In conjunction with our Street Art campaign, we breakdown the common perceptions of what makes someone a Real Man in Australia. Are only some people top blokes and real men? Are all sectors of society represented? Is it time to redefine our criteria? Stuart Cox delves into what the media throws at us as real men and as typical Aussie blokes.  Read More

Aug
31

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Inequality and Health

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Each morning I scan The Conversation for articles that may be of interest. Some days there may be one, other days I’ll find three. Today, Sharon Friel puts forward a fine piece ahead of the  the 56th Boyer lecture series which explores the social determinants of health. Read More

Jul
4

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Are Superheroes Real Men?

In our latest media analysis we ask the question of our ever-present and super successful Superheroes – are they real men? They make up some of the most popular films of all time and there are more sequels in the planning, so they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.  Read More

Apr
27

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The Men of Instagram

Today we look at the social media phenomenon that is Instagram, and its most popular males. With 300 million users and over 30 billions photos posted, it is growing quicker than an Under 10s rugby player. We analyse what they’re posting and the messages they send to men as symbols of success. From Justin Beiber to Dan Bilzerian, Stuart undergoes a painful task of dissecting their accounts and gives us a light and entertaining view of the lay of the land.

 

 

Mar
17

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Manhood Defined By Mens Magazines

As part of my analysis of modern media we look at the fledgling world of Print media, and in particular the three most popular mens magazines: Mens Health, Esquire and Mens Fitness. Enjoy this light (and enlightening) video that just shows us how absurd and specific the overall themes of these magazines are.