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The Man Box – The Pressures of a ‘Real Man’

This short video summarises the findings of a survey by The Men’s Project that asked 1,000 Australian men, aged 18 to 30, about the pressures to be a ‘real man’. These pressures included to be tough, to be the breadwinner, to always be in control, and to have many sexual partners, etc. Accordingly, these pressures to be a ‘real man’ are contributing to poorer mental health and a variety of behavioural issues that are harmful for them and others, particularly women, including suicidal thoughts, and violent behavior toward women.

Date published
  • 2018
Published by The Men's Project/Jesuit Social Services