What ‘makes a man’ needs to change – experts

OUR idea of how men should react in a confrontation is warped, says leading masculinity researcher, Dr Michael Flood.

Boys learn very quickly growing up they should respond to challenges with violence, says the senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Wollongong.

Dr Flood says: “There’s good evidence that male-on-male violence … is shaped very strongly by codes of manhood based on honour, on pride, on aggression.”

“We need culture change. We need change in the way we raise our boys.”

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