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Sunday
Jun012014

EMALE Issue 135 (June 2014)

In this month's issue:

Being a man in 2014 by Dr Peter West

Men’s Health Week June 9 - 15, 2014

Budget causes unnecessary long term pain

back pain - visit the Back Cave

news briefs

  • Men’s magazine reading linked to unwanted sexual behaviors
  • Beer based shampoo for men
  • Western Bulldogs launch 1.2 million Sons of the West men’s health program.

future events

Saturday
Feb012014

EMALE Issue 131 (February 2014)

In this month's issue:

step back, best way forward for our boys

shaping solutions for men in NSW

marginal men revisited

leading a sporting life

men’s health services TRAINING PROGRAMS

news briefs

  • Testosterone therapy could raise risk of heart attacks
  • Ten to Men Study up and running
  • New Australian Men's course about health, not anti-feminism
  • Social Determinants of Health Alliance PUBLIC FORUM Racism and Culture as Social Determinants.
Wednesday
Feb272013

Alcohol and junk food advertising is just not cricket!

My name is Aaron Schultz and I am a 41 year old Father of two boys from Hobart Tasmania. I have had some major concerns for a while now around the high levels of alcohol and fast food promotion in sport and am worried about the effect it has on mine and other people’s children.

I have decided to do something about it.

Recently I started a petition directly targeting Cricket Australia to drop their association with their current Alcohol and Fast Food partners Carlton and United Breweries, Coca Cola and KFC. Advertising Alcohol and Fast Food through sport is just not Cricket!

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Wednesday
Sep262012

The 13th Australian Transplant Games, Newcastle, September 29 through October 6

Australia’s most inspirational sporting event, the Australian Transplant Games, is held every two years. The Games provide living proof of the success of transplantation and encourage all Australians to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families.

The 13th Australian Transplant Games will be held in Newcastle, NSW, from September 29 through to October 6, 2012. The Games will bring up to 1,000 competitors and their families from all across Australia and various other countries together in Newcastle to celebrate their renewed life. For many people, competing in the Transplant Games provides an added incentive to regain health and fitness following a successful transplantation and are an important step on the path to returning to a normal life. Others use the Games as an opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow transplant recipients. For all competitors however, the Games are an opportunity to demonstrate how they are living life to the fullest following their recovery.

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Saturday
Jan282012

Book review of Paul Lonardo's "Strike IX: The story of a big east college forced to eliminate its baseball program and the team that refused to lose" by Dennis Gouws

American males are expected to be good sports. In the United States boys routinely undergo non-consensual genital cutting (although subjecting girls to any form of circumcision is illegal in this country); young men are required to register for selective military service (although young women are not); and men are persistently underrepresented in higher education classrooms (although, as the American Association of University Women reports, women have earned the majority of bachelor degrees since 1982, and they now also earn most graduate degrees). American men are, moreover, often disadvantaged by parenting and gender-equality laws, and their average life expectancy is lower than women’s (currently, 75.3 years versus 80.4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The fact that most American males currently accept these disparities is a testament to their customary stoic response to trying circumstances.

Men are, however, overrepresented on the playing fields of the United States; consequently, male athletic teams supported by many American educational institutions are subject to legal remedies governed by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which states that “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,” with expedient exemptions granted to single-sex schools and voluntary youth organizations such as the Y.M.C.A. While the Education Amendments Act is supposed to affect all aspects of higher education, it is generally applied in cases where women are underrepresented in athletics. Usually, the prescribed remediation adversely affects men’s teams. Title IX compliance often involves the elimination of men’s teams rather than the addition of women’s teams. Scarce resources have made gender equality for athletes a zero-sum game. Paul Lonardo’s Strike IX documents the final season of Providence College’s baseball team when college administrators had decided that achieving gender equality in sports would entail the loss of men students’ opportunities to play baseball, golf, and tennis at this majority-women-student school.

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From New Male Studies: An International Journal - Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 116-120.

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