Entries in Events: Gender & Masculinities (7)


Talk About Men: International Men's Day Masculinity Debate

To mark International Men's Day in Sydney on Thursday 19th November 2015, five great speakers will debate the question:

"If masculinity is in crisis, what needs to change, men or society?"

The speakers will include:

  • Greg Andresen of the One in Three campaign for male victims of family violence
  • Nic Tovey, founder of Soulcraft which providers coaching and counselling for men
  • Greg Millan, men's health specialist and President of the Men's Health Forum NSW
  • Tanveer Ahmed, psychiatrist, author and local politician 
  • Dave Merrick, teacher

Anyone who's got a personal or professional interest in men's issues in Australia will want to come along and take part in this lively discussion, which will include a Q&A session where audience members get to have their say.

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The Middle Men (UK TV Documentary)


The Middle Men

Wednesday 30 May, 10:00pm

The concept of ‘middle age’ is changing as recent generations are living longer and healthier lives. Men in the 21st Century are entering their ‘second adulthoods’ in radically different ways than their fathers. Yet new social changes – feminism, an uncertain economy, and a reported sense of ‘confusion’ among men and their roles in today’s society – mean new challenges.

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The inaugural MR (mister) Walk on the Gold Coast, QLD

An event that aims to reverse some of the negative stereotypes associated with men, has garnered the support of the Gold Coast Titans, police and business leaders.

The initiative was sparked by Gold Coast Councillor Bob La Castra, following a question that was asked of four men, who were randomly selected from the audience of a seminar titled 'From Boys to Men'.

The question asked by the moderator was - 'can you tell me one thing that's good about being a man'?

"Not one of us could think of an answer. It's one of the few times I've been rendered speechless," says Cr La Castra.

According to the seminar's presenter, a respected authority on issues relating to men and boys in society, the lack of a response was 'usual'.

The presenter revealed that he had conducted surveys of primary school-aged girls on their perceptions of men. The responses included such statements as: 'men hurt people'; 'men are dangerous'; 'men kill people'; 'men rob banks'; 'men try to steal little children'.

"The children's responses are disturbing to say the least. When you factor in the everyday image portrayal of men, via the movie industry and the media, it shows that men have a serious, social image problem," says Cr La Castra.

"How often do we hear a news report saying, 'today, a woman was charged with armed robbery, murder, rape, or domestic violence'? These negative perceptions need to be addressed, not only for the good of society - but for the good of men."

As a result, Cr La Castra decided to organise an event - the Men Respect Walk, MR (mister) Walk - and approached managing director of the Gold Coast Titans Michael Searle, who took the concept to the NRL.

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2011 National Men's Health Gathering: Perth WA, Sept 19-22

The Men's Health Gathering 2011 provides a chance for delegates to participate in strengthening the advancement of male health in the Australasian region and beyond through effective strategic planning and knowledge management. The 2011 Gathering incorporates the 6th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention, the 9th National Men’s Health Conference, and the 5th National Men and Family Relationships Forum.

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Foundation for Male Studies April 6 conference to focus on deteriorating status of boys & men (USA)

NEW YORK: The Foundation for Male Studies will focus on the research and programs needed to reverse the downward spiral now effecting virtually all aspects of the lives of men and boys, at the Second Annual International Conference on Male Studies – Looking Forward to Solutions, April 6, 2011. Edward M. Stephens, MD, FMS’ Founder and Chair says that in addition to the conference’s solution-geared presentations by leading authorities, the Foundation is calling for papers from academics on how to best deal with increasing levels of male unemployment, depression, suicides, high school and college dropout rates and related problems. Scholars seeking to submit papers for the conference may do so by writing to by March 15. 2011.For more information go to