The awful consequences of the same-sex marriage survey are pretty obvious
to most Australians, and the damage the No campaign has done to family violence prevention is appauling.
With 2018 workshop bookings right around the corner, we've interviewed our peerless School Liaison Officer, Bec Yandell!Read More
As part of our wrap-up of the first half of 2017, we've interviewed one of our awesome facilitators, Lucy Curtis, on why she's volunteered her time and talent to Chalk Circle.Read More
My philosophy professor stood at the front of the lecture theatre and announced that we were going to do a class exercise. ‘I am going to write one word on the board’, she said, ‘and in twenty seconds, without giving it thought, I want you to write down whatever comes into your head. Go!’ She turned around and, in bold letters, scrawled the word ‘PHILOSOPHY.’Read More
Women’s increased participation in the global labour market from the mid 19th century has brought about great social, political and economic changes. However, ingrained gender stereotypes and cultural norms mean that labour is still highly gendered, and women still face large-scale institutionalised discrimination in the workplace and beyond.Read More
Massive billboards, the front page of endless magazines, all across social media, again and again we see the objectification of female bodies. The reduction of our corporeal vessels to airbrushed, photo-shopped fallacies, used to sell deodorant. It’s maddening. Young girls are growing up surrounded by messages that their appearance is all they will be valued for.Read More
Last week the Herald Sun newspaper published two consecutive articles criticising the Victorian Government’s Respectful Relationships teaching aid that aims to show young pupils how to identify and analyse gender roles in popular children’s fiction.Read More
Much of the research we have shared this week talks about men’s violence against women. But we know that men can be victims of violence too. In most cases, this violence occurs at the hands of other men. So what is men’s violence against other men? What does it look like? Where does it come from?
This week’s article series has shown that women are statistically more likely to be the victims of violence. We have explored the different forms that violence can take. But what about the effects that such violence could have on the health and wellbeing of victims?Read More
In discussing domestic or intimate partner violence, it is important (irrespective of the victims’ gender) to have an understanding of what this type of violence actually is. Many people who think of ‘intimate partner violence’ or ‘domestic violence’ have a particular image of this. But abuse can take a number of forms, not just physical. The article shared today is a fact sheet from Reach Out Australia that briefly explores the various forms domestic violence can take.Read More