The role of male shame in violent incidents like the Lindt Cafe siege

Steve Biddulph, Sydney Morning Herald

Along with most Australians, I felt relief at the Coroner’s report on the Lindt Cafe tragedy. For all the shocking failures that it exposed, it at least gave a sense that the truth could be told, and to the bereaved families, some resolution offered. On closer reading though, I was alarmed at how superficially the […]

Australian Senator challenges reasons behind domestic violence ad campaign

Senator Leyonhjelm asks questions about the “Let’s Stop It At The Start” domestic violence ad campaign Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:16:16 +1000 Subject: Excerpt from Official Recording of Community Affairs Senate Committee Proceedings from the Australian Parliament on 01/06/2017 at 13:25:00. or Transcript as follows: Thanks to for following this interesting debate and providing […]

Bettina Arndt, Miranda Devine & Augusto Zimmerman on domestic violence 2GB

Fantastic radio last night. Over an hours discussion with Miranda Devine and I focussing on domestic violence and AVO’s along with the courageous West Australian Law Reform Commissioner Augusto Zimmermann and plenty of callers.  Can you please circulate? Thanks, Tina    

Join in Karen Straughan’s Q&A on Mark Latham’s Outsiders

Bettina Arndt

Exciting times are coming. Fabulous women are coming to town. For a start there’s the young filmmaker, Cassie Jaye whose movie, The Red Pill has been causing such a stir. Cassie is speaking at the International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI) being held at the Gold Coast, June 9-11 and then she will be in […]

Uni holds workshops on ‘male privilege’

Rebecca Urban, The Australian

Students described how white, male students talked over them in class. Picture: istock “Privileged” male students have been told to be more like women by curbing their confidence and refraining from dominating or showing off during classes, following workshops run by the University of Melbourne Student Union. Men should also acknowledge that being born male […]

Relationship breakdown factors in Male suicide

For many years, suicide has been regarded as a mental health issue despite warnings from this Agency and others, that many men take their own life when faced with a relationship breakdown and the ongoing effects of the legislation and attitudes that work to deny men/fathers a life with their children after separation. Government policies […]

Red Pill film: feminist protests black out cinemas

Tessa Akerman, The Australian

The Red Pill has been barred from certain cinemas. A Sydney cinema has become the latest venue to cancel a screening of men’s rights film The Red Pill, which has been the subject of feminist activist protests since it was released. Dendy Cinema Newtown in Sydney’s inner west canned a sold-out screening of the film […]

New puritanism at work in refusals to show film The Red Pill

The Australian - Janet Albrechtsen

Illustration: Sturt Krygsman The Australian 12:00AM April 19, 2017 Save Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on email Share more… 406 JANET ALBRECHTSEN Columnist Sydney @jkalbrechtsen The liberal democratic model doesn’t need a tune-up; it needs a full body overhaul. Increasingly, the university campus — the very place where young minds should be challenged […]

The Red Pill Movie: Blocked again

The Australian - Tessa Akerman

Red Pill: The background to the controversial documentary Documentary maker Cassie Jaye. The Australian 3:03PM April 19, 2017 Save Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on email Share more… 2 Controversial documentary The Red Pill has been the subject of feminist activist protests since it was released — and, as a result has been […]

Beyond blue ties

Corrine Barraclough - The Spectator

Take a deep breath. It’s started and already doesn’t look good. Last week, real life tears caused flooding when it was announced former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was stepping into the chair of the mental health organisation beyondblue. On Sunday she wrote her first comment piece, ‘Why I’ve stepped back into public life’ for the Sydney […]