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Wednesday
Nov202013

M&C Saatchi releases landmark study of Aussie Men to coincide with International Men's Day

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M&C Saatchi yesterday released The Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper - an unprecedented qualitative study of Australian men to coincide with International Men's Day.

The study is the result of eight months of one-to-one interviews with 140 men. Seventy of who are an assortment of high profile leaders from media and marketing*, business, military, academia, sport and philanthropy. The other 70 were drawn from everyday men from all over Australia.

Click here for more on the Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper.

Click to download an oveview of the Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper - The Modern Aussie Man White Paper Overview.pdf

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Monday
Nov282011

Men's Health Australia Media Watch Report 2011

In November 2007, Greg Andresen was contracted by Men’s Health SA (MHSA – at that time the South Australian Men’s Health Alliance – SAMHA) to conduct a one-day-a-week Media Watch role on behalf of SAMHA and its collaborative partners, the Men’s Health Information & Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney (MHIRC) and the Australasian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF). In July 2010, a fourth collaborative partner came on board to support the project – The Men’s Advisory Network (MAN) from Western Australia.

The Media Watch role involved the critique, analysis and, when appropriate, challenging of mass media statements and commentary and other forms of institutional, academic and government literature and media that:

  • depicted men or boys or masculinity in an unfair, negative or disparaging way
  • were misleading, inaccurate, or prejudicial towards men and boys
  • detracted from a general positive affirmation of men, boys, and masculinity
  • undermined the endeavour to approach men and boy’s health and issues in an intelligent, respectful, positive, equitable and constructive way.

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Wednesday
Oct042006

Media and Male Identity

An extract from the recent (and excellent) book from J.R. MacNamara, which reports on an extensive study into how the media contributes to cultural negativity towards males. You can read an excellent review of the book by Peter West here.

Media and Male Identity