Michael Flood

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Violence perpetrated by and against men and boys is a major public health problem. Although individual men's use of violence differs, engagement of all men and boys in action to prevent violence against women and girls is essential. We discuss why this engagement approach is theoretically important and how prevention interventions have developed from(More)
Exposure to pornography is routine among children and young people, with a range of notable and often troubling effects. Particularly among younger children, exposure to pornography may be disturbing or upsetting. Exposure to pornography helps to sustain young people's adherence to sexist and unhealthy notions of sex and relationships. And, especially among(More)
A recent research project claimed to find that men and women are equally likely to be the perpetrators of domestic violence [Headey, Scott and de Vaus, 1999]. Studies such as these have been taken up by anti-feminist men to claim that 'husband battering' is widespread. In the article below, Michael outlines a critique of such claims. Men in fathers' rights(More)
This paper provides a critical assessment of efforts to involve men in the prevention of men's violence against women. Although there is a substantial evidence base attesting to the effectiveness of at least some strategies and interventions, this field is also limited in important ways. Violence prevention efforts often have focused on changing men's(More)
Genders at Work: Exploring the role of workplace equality in preventing men's violence against women 2 White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end men's violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global movement, aims(More)
The White Ribbon Campaign is the world's largest effort of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls. Originating in Canada in 1991, as a response to the December 6th Montréal Massacre that took the lives of 14 women, the White Ribbon is the symbol of a man's pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.(More)
La Trobe University in Melbourne. Dr Flood conducts research on men and masculinities, sexualities (especially male sexuality and heterosexuality), violence, sexual and reproductive health, fatherhood, and boys and youth cultures. He is a co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Dr Flood also is a pro-feminist educator, speaker,(More)
Critical Half is a biannual journal of Women for Women International devoted to the exchange of ideas and insight encountered by practitioners in the fields of gender, development, conflict, and post-conflict reconstruction. Each issue of Critical Half focuses on a particular topic within the field of gender and development. Past issues of the journal and(More)
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