Person

Mischa Barr

Discussion paper

Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing

This issues paper argues that the continued use of gender stereotypes and increasing reliance on images that sexualise and objectify women in advertisements undermines efforts to promote gender equality in Australia. The studies cited in this paper demonstrate that there is a clear business case...
Discussion paper

Great expectations: how gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences

Motherhood is commonly viewed by contemporary society as a time of great joy, when ‘good mothers’ effortlessly bond with their newborns and adapt to their new role with ease. However, for many women and their partners, pregnancy, birth and early parenting do not meet these...
Evaluation

Working with workplaces: challenges and opportunities for workplace violence prevention and bystander programs

This paper explores some of the challenges, tensions and opportunities in workplace-based programs for the primary prevention of violence against women, based on findings from program evaluation.
Discussion paper

Growing up unequal: how sex and gender impact young women's health and wellbeing

The aim of this paper is to look at young women's health and wellbeing between the ages of 10 and 20. We examine young women's experience of six interrelated priority health areas: physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body image, relationships, mental health and social...