Andrew Tate & The Dangerous 'Real Man' Myth

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Published Aug 16, 2022, 8:00 PM

Conversations about the dangers of toxic masculinity are not new, but recently a number of posts and videos have been circulating on social media of controversial influencer Andrew Tate, which have reignited the discussion in 2022.

Tate is a proponent of so-called 'real men', but what does that even mean in the present day, and why would any young man be attracted to his extreme views about misogyny and violence?

The Quicky speaks to an expert in gender and violence, and a relationships guru to find out why people are still interested in these outdated ideas, and just how dangerous this ideology is to young men and women.

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Host: Claire Murphy

With thanks to:

Dr Michael Flood - Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, whose research focuses on gender, sexuality, and interpersonal violence

Elisabeth Shaw - a clinical and counselling psychologist with extensive experience in relationships services, and CEO of Relationships Australia NSW

Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Jacob Round

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