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12 December 2018

The man box: A study on being a young man in Australia

This study examined the attitudes to manhood and the behaviours of 1,000 young Australian men aged 18 to 30. The research showed that young men who comply with society’s pressures to be a ‘real man’ report poorer mental health and are twice as likely to consider suicide. They are also more likely to commit acts of sexual harassment and experience and perform acts of violence and bullying.