Inequality and Health

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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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…

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Why Do Men Turn To Violence?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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In light of the news of another one punch (coward punch) death over the weekend, I feel it is more than time enough to see where these impulses…

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Take it from a Rock legend

Friday, June 12, 2015
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Duff McKagan doesn’t need to, but he is just saying it how it is and doing a damn fine job. The bassist from Guns n’ Roses, Loaded and Velvet Revolver…

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Emma Watson nails it

Thursday, June 11, 2015

While I could use a Harry Potter metaphor here to make light of her 2014 speech at the UN, I think it would be inappropriate to make light…

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Philip Zimbardo voices his concerns about our boys

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Professor Zimbardo knows a thing or two about dysfunctional behaviour in males – he was the one in charge of the Stanford Prison experiment in 1971. While it…

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Role Models

Sunday, March 8, 2015
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Where do we look now for male role-models? With Fatherless families on the rise in modern society (estimated at a quarter in the US), how do we find them…

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Body Image and boys

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Is it time to take a look at what pressures boys are under to fit the ‘ideal’? Here are some interesting articles highlighting the level of insecurity young men…

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Explaining the rise in youth suicide

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Here we present some basic resources on the topic: Cutler, Glaeser and Norberg explain the phenomenon in detail in 2000. The Australian covering the ‘contagious’ side of the suicide…

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Drug Use in Australia

Monday, February 16, 2015

AUSTRALIA, a country of sports champions, innovators … and drug takers. The nation has the inglorious distinction of having the highest proportion of recreational drug users in the…

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