International Perspectives

Eating disorders on the increase for men and boys (UK)

June 13, 2012
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Eating disorders on the increase for men and boys (UK)

The number of boys and men seeking help for eating disorders is on the increase according to statistics from South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG).  Last year 9 per cent of our eating disorder patients at the SWLSTG s...
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New Study: Fatherly Love is a Critical Factor to a Child’s Personality Development (USA)

June 13, 2012
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New Study: Fatherly Love is a Critical Factor to a Child’s Personality Development (USA)

Father’s Day is fast approaching. Few more days to go and we will be celebrating this day with overwhelming gratitude for our dads. In a half-century study involving over 10,000 people from around the world, researchers from the University of Co...
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95% say parenting should be shared (UK)

June 13, 2012
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95% say parenting should be shared (UK)

95% of people now agree that both parents should share responsibility for bringing up children and 84% say both parents deserve equal custody rights. In response to the current shake-up of the family justice system, there is a strong consensus among B...
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Mothers who deny fathers access to the couple’s children after a break-up could be jailed (UK)

June 13, 2012
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Mothers who deny fathers access to the couple’s children after a break-up could be jailed (UK)

Separated parents who fail to allow their partners to maintain a proper relationship with their children could be stripped of driving licences or passports, hit with curfews, ordered to do a period of unpaid work or even jailed. Ministers will today pr...
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Video: The Men’s Network At TEDx 2012 (UK)

June 13, 2012
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Video: The Men’s Network At TEDx 2012 (UK)

The work of The Men’s Network (UK) was featured in a day of inspiring talks at The London School of Economic (LSE) to promote the development of tomorrow’s thinkers and leaders. The aim of the TEDx (LSE) event is to support a...
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Press Starting To See the Light in Abduction Case | Fathers & Families

May 30, 2012
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Press Starting To See the Light in Abduction Case | Fathers & Families

This case has stirred the Australian press for almost a month now.  I posted this piece about it some two weeks ago.  It’s the case of the Australian woman who moved to Italy to study the language, met an Italian man, married him and ha...
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Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger | Psychology Today (Canada)

May 23, 2012
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Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger | Psychology Today (Canada)

Despite President Obama’s 2011 Father’s Day lament on the irresponsibility of “deadbeat fathers” footloose and fancy free from taking responsibility for their children, in fact the two major structural threats to fathers’ ...
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Robyn Urback on shocking anti-male hatred on the SFU campus (Canada)

May 20, 2012
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Robyn Urback on shocking anti-male hatred on the SFU campus (Canada)

The student union at Simon Fraser University in B.C. has made the apparently contentious decision to finance the creation of a Men’s Centre on campus. Motivated, surely, by deep-seeated patriarchal values, the union approved a budget of $30,000 t...
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The Middle Men (TV Documentary)

May 13, 2012
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The Middle Men (TV Documentary)

The Middle Men Wednesday 30 May, 10:00pm The concept of ‘middle age’ is changing as recent generations are living longer and healthier lives. Men in the 21st Century are entering their ‘second adulthoods’ in radically different...
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The Middle Men (UK TV Documentary)

May 13, 2012
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The Middle Men (UK TV Documentary)

The Middle Men Wednesday 30 May, 10:00pm The concept of ‘middle age’ is changing as recent generations are living longer and healthier lives. Men in the 21st Century are entering their ‘second adulthoods’ in radically different...
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Are Dads the New Moms? – WSJ.com

May 11, 2012
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Are Dads the New Moms? – WSJ.com

By SUSAN GREGORY THOMAS Getty Images When K.J. Wiemer got married in the 1990s, he didn't think he was becoming a husband. Rather, he says, he saw himself as "one of two 20-something professionals living together, who were now entering the phase of 'o...
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EMALE Issue 109 (April 2012)

April 1, 2012
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EMALE Issue 109 (April 2012)

In this month's issue: Dear Doctor, these mags are killing me effects of the recession on European men Current Training Programs Effective Ways of Engaging Men Effective Men’s Health Promotion ‘Linking Up’ Conference, May 1 & 2 ...
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys

January 26, 2012
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys

About The Program Choirmaster Gareth Malone teaches in a primary school in Essex for one term. It is a school like many across Britain, with a significant gap between girls' and boys' achievement in literacy. Last week we saw Gareth and the boys tree-...
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys (UK)

January 26, 2012
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys (UK)

About The Program Choirmaster Gareth Malone teaches in a primary school in Essex for one term. It is a school like many across Britain, with a significant gap between girls' and boys' achievement in literacy. Last week we saw Gareth and the boys tree-...
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Have women swung the pendulum too far?

December 12, 2011
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Have women swung the pendulum too far?

When discussing gender issues from a male perspective you will often hear people talk about a pendulum that has swung too far. It’s a nonsense metaphor that serves neither women nor men. The idea that there’s an imaginary pendulum that ...
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Have women swung the pendulum too far? (UK)

December 12, 2011
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Have women swung the pendulum too far? (UK)

When discussing gender issues from a male perspective you will often hear people talk about a pendulum that has swung too far. It’s a nonsense metaphor that serves neither women nor men. The idea that there’s an imaginary pendulum that ...
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