men, masculinities and gender politics



What’s Wrong With a Presumption of Joint Custody?

This excerpt from Michael Flood’s report discusses the problems with a rebuttable presumption of joint custody, and describes the broader context for these debates.

See below for the attachment, in PDF.

Promoting the Positive Roles of Fathers


This excerpt from Michael Flood’s report describes five steps to involved fatherhood.

Separated fathers and the ‘fathers’ rights’ movement

While separated fathers often feel profound distress because of separation and loss of contact with children, the fathers' rights movement does little to help them heal. In fact, fathers' rights groups harm fathers' ongoing relationships with their children and fail to tackle the real obstacles to involved parenting.

Myths about custody and domestic violence

A short US account of common myths about domestic violence and custody and how to counter them.

Heather, Mez and Me


Stephen Macintosh managed to avoid bitterness and revenge getting in the way of a healthy divorce.

Chris and me


Stephen Macintosh reflects on sharing his life with his best mate.

And twelve years has seemed a day


John Westlund shares the delights and difficulties of being a single father.

For your own good


The author writes about fathering through power-sharing and learning through mistakes instead of discipline and punishment.

Remembering a hero


Alan Wheatley writes about his father.

Men, friendship and intimacy


Jac Brown looks at the risks of real connection.

Note that a PDF version of the article is available below.