Sexism

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Shifting the line: boys talk on gender, sexism and online ethics

This research focusses on online communication between boys and girls, and was framed within a broader context of gender equality and ethics. It seeks to explore new ways of approaching prevention of sexual harassment, violence and abuse, as well as other forms of gendered violence.
Working paper

Gender norms and domestic abuse: evidence from Australia

This paper contributes to the growing literature on the effect of gender norms on social and economic outcomes. It expands on previous research on domestic violence, by considering both physical and emotional violence. The authors examine violence across the entire population, not just among disadvantaged...
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Victorians’ experiences of sexism and sexual harassment while working remotely due to the coronavirus

For the majority of 2020, coronavirus-related lockdowns forced the the majority of Victorians who were able to work, to do so from home. This report argues that understanding what sexism and sexual harassment looked like in this context is a critical first step in enabling...
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Unpacking the Man Box

This study finds young Australian men’s belief in rigid masculine stereotypes has a stronger impact on whether they will use violence, sexually harass women, or experience mental ill-health themselves, than other factors including their education levels, where they live or their cultural heritage.
Guide

Take action: empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours

This resource has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours.
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...
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Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: an analysis of local and global promising practice

This research paper explores the efficacy of interventions that aim to address sexism or promote progressive gender representations in advertising, highlighting examples of local and global promising practice.
Report

Australian women screen composers: career barriers and pathways

While the music industry in Australia is healthy and vibrant, women continue to be underrepresented in key roles and make up only a small proportion of those making money from their musical endeavours. As an organisation committed to redressing this situation, APRA AMCOS commissioned RMIT...
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Bystander research snapshot report

This snapshot report shows there is growing evidence to support bystander actions that we can all take in our daily lives to prevent violence against women.
Working paper

What drives the gender wage gap? Examining the roles of sorting, productivity differences, and discrimination

The study by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy found that men and women were statistically indistinguishable in how much value they add to their firms, but the average woman was paid only 84 cents for every $1 for the average man.