(SMH) Teaching Australian boys an ''alternative way of being men''

Australian boys need to be taught an ”alternative way of being men” if the community is to break a cycle of domestic violence fuelled by aggressive and physical stereotypes of masculinity.

University of Western Sydney academic Moira Carmody, who is leading a NSW government-funded project into early intervention programs for boys, says a respectful family environment can conflict with other influences.

”It might not be so cool outside the family, and they might need to be seen as tough and competitive, otherwise they could get beaten up,” she said.

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One comment on “(SMH) Teaching Australian boys an ''alternative way of being men''

  1. WesleyAnglican says:

    Ah yes, another woman who tells me that I can be more of a man by being more like a woman. Thank you, maam. I guess I won’t be needing these anymore.