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Reporting sexist advertising a toolkit for consumers cover image
McKenzie M, Bugden M, Pierorazio N |Published: 28 November 2019
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28 November 2019

This toolkit outlines how sexist portrayals of women and men in advertising can be harmful, and presents a range of options for concerned consumers to lodge a complaint or take other action.

Community responses to gender portrayals in advertising research paper cover image
Gurrieri L, McKenzie M, Bugden M. |Published: 29 October 2019
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24 October 2019

This study explores the responses of Victorian community members to gender portrayals in advertising. The study suggests that community members perceive that stereotyped gender portrayals and sexualised images of women are common in advertising, and that these portrayals pressure women and men to conform to limiting stereotypes, have negative impacts on health and wellbeing, and may support attitudes that cause violence against women.

Addressing and preventing sexist advertising an analysis of local and global promising practice cover image
Gurrieri L, Hoffman R. |Published: 29 October 2019
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29 October 2019

This research paper explores the efficacy of interventions that aim to address sexism or promote progressive gender representations in advertising, highlighting examples of local and global promising practice.

Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: a snapshot of promising practice cover image
Barr M, McKenzie M. |Published: 29 October 2019
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24 October 2019

This research summary provides a snapshot of the analysis undertaken by RMIT’s Dr Lauren Gurrieri and Dr Rob Hoffman – Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: An analysis of local and global promising practice – which considers how problematic gender portrayals in advertising can be addressed. 

Advertising inequality issues paper front cover
McKenzie M, Bugden M, Webster A, Barr M |Published: December 2018
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6 December 2018

The aim of this issues paper is to provide an overview of significant literature currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.

Great expectations issues paper front cover
Anderson R, Webster A, Barr M |Published: November 2018
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20 November 2018

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of: gendered expectations about birth and early motherhood; how these expectations impact mothers’ health and wellbeing; and the way in which these expectations and experiences both stem from and reinforce gender inequality.

Growing up unequal image
Webster A, Anderson R, Barr M. |Published: October 2017
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1 October 2017

The aim of this paper is to look at young women's health and wellbeing between the ages of 10 and 20. We examine young women's experience of six interrelated priority health areas: physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body image, relationships, mental health and social inclusion.

Serving up inequality image with border
Upston B, Anderson R, Wojcik E. |Published: September 2017
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3 October 2017

This paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food. These include the impacts of nutritional deficiency, the links between nutrition and chronic disease and women’s food-related behaviours.

Women and oral health Issues Paper
Begnell P, Anderson R, O'Halloran A. |Published: July 2016
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26 July 2016

Oral health is necessary for good quality of life and encompasses more than just having healthy teeth.

Women and genital cosmetic surgery Issues Paper
Malone J |Published: February 2013
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5 February 2013

This Issues Paper critically explores female genital cosmetic surgery in the Victorian context: to better understand what it is, who is undertaking it, and their reasons for doing so.