men, masculinities and gender politics

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Fathering

Mother's little helper

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What obstacles do men face in their attempts to become better fathers? Michael Eburn reflects on his own experience and comes up with some ideas.

Mothers and sons: honouring our mothers

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Separation and rejection or honouring our connection? Bob Pease discusses the politics of the mother/son relationship.

Deconstructing Fatherhood Propaganda

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Trich Wilson's response to Louise B. Silverstein and Carl F. Auerbach's article "Deconstructing the Essential Father."

Daddy, Do Better

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Richard Jones on how ‘daddy’s girls’ changed his life.

De-gendering Daddy

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Richard Jones on de-gendering fathering to become a better parent.

Fathers' rights and violence against women

The fathers’ rights movement is defined by the claim that fathers are deprived of their ‘rights’ and subjected to systematic discrimination as men and fathers, in a system biased towards women and dominated by feminists. Fathers’ rights groups overlap with men’s rights groups and both represent an organised backlash to feminism. Fathers’ rights and men’s rights groups can be seen as the anti-feminist wing of the men’s movement, the network of men’s groups and organisations mobilised on gender issues.

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Responding to men's rights groups

Men's rights groups represent a hostile backlash to feminism, but their efforts in fact are unhelpful and even harmful for men themselves. Michael Flood describes how we can respond.

A Tribute to My Father

Chris Dixon reflects on the inspiring tools and difficult lessons left by his father.

Dodgy methods and bogus statistics

Men's rights groups use flawed methodology to make false claims about the impact of fatherlessness. In Fatherhood and Fatherlessness (Australia Institute, Discussion Paper No. 59, November, pp. 21-23) Michael Flood reveals the junk science behind the National Fatherhood Forum's claim that "boys from a fatherless home are 14 times more likely to commit rape".

Men and Family Relationships National Forum – A response

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The ‘Men and Family Relationships National Forum: Valuing Men, Valuing Relationships’ conference, held in Sydney in October this year was described as an opportunity that “will capture the important new learning and developments that have occurred over the past ten years by organisations working with men.