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The new sign commemorating the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique shooting now recognizes that it was an attack against women and feminists. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The Montréal Massacre is finally recognized as an anti-feminist attack

Thirty years after the Montreal Massacre that killed 14 women, new threats such as the incel movement pose dangers to the feminist movement.
The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men. From shutterstock.com

Risky business: how our ‘macho’ construction culture is killing tradies

Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the 'macho' culture on work sites.
What is toxic masculinity? It generally means men behaving badly. Matheus Ferrero/Unsplash

Stop scolding men for being ‘toxic’

Many hate the fight against toxic masculinity because they don't want to let go of male identity altogether. They don't have to. They just have to let go of the bad parts.
Gillette backed up its campaign by US$3 million in charitable donations, but the brand has been criticised for appropriating the #MeToo movement. Proctor & Gamble

Post Gillette: other brands are better at matching practice with talk, but don’t get the publicity

Gillette recently made headlines with their controversial campaign against toxic masculinity, but other brands appear to be better at taking action.
Does the new #MeToo-inspired Gillette ad for men’s razors represent a cultural shift in ads directed at men? Here’s a still from the new ad. Gillette/Procter & Gamble

Gillette’s #MeToo-inspired ad represents a cultural shift

The new #MeToo-inspired Gillette ad for men's razors has attracted some negative attention from men. Is the ad aimed at men or women? If men, does it represent a cultural shift in ads for men?
A woman places a rose on a memorial of one of the 14 women murdered at École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The 1989 Polytechnique Massacre was an act of terrorism against all women

When 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique in 1989, no one at the time considered it an act of terrorism. Three decades later, that's exactly how it should be viewed.

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