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Mandy McKenzie

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Discussion paper

Community responses to gender portrayals in advertising: a research paper

This study suggests that community members perceive that stereotyped gender portrayals and sexualised images of women are common in advertising, and that these portrayals pressure women and men to conform to limiting stereotypes, have negative impacts on health and wellbeing, and may support attitudes that...
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...
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

'Bad mothers and invisible fathers': parenting in the context of domestic violence

This discussion paper reviews the research on mothering and fathering in the context of domestic violence. It finds that women are often held responsible for the effects of their partner’s domestic violence on their children, while the behaviour of the violent man as a father...