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Gender stereotypes

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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.
Working paper

Mothers, fathers and the intergenerational transmission of gender role attitudes

Traditional gender beliefs play an important role in (re-)producing gender inequalities, and trends towards gender egalitarianism have stalled. As such, identifying factors that contribute to individuals upholding traditional versus egalitarian gender-role attitudes is an important scholarly endeavour.
Strategy

Healthier masculinities framework for gender equality

The Healthier Masculinities Framework is a planning tool to support people and organisations promoting health and wellbeing, particularly when working with men and boys.
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...
Report

The Man Box: a study on being a young man in Australia

This study by Jesuit Social Services’ and The Men’s Project, involving 1,000 men aged 18 to 30 has shown that young men who comply with society’s pressures to be a ‘real man’ report poorer mental health, are twice as likely to consider suicide, more likely...