Author Archives: Martin Robb

Misogyny and the denigration of women: from Rotherham to Iraq

A couple of links via the excellent Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKRWO) on Facebook: First, a letter to The Independent, on the Rotherham abuse scandal,  from a number of Muslim organisations campaigning for women’s rights. Key quote: The honour code … Continue reading

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Male role models in the media

‘Beyond Male Role Models’, the ESRC-funded research project that I’m currently leading, has attracted some media interest since our official launch in London a couple of weeks ago. We were mentioned in this Guardian article about a mentoring scheme run … Continue reading

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Faith and fatherhood on video

In June I took part in a seminar on ‘Fathers and fatherhood: policy, representation and experience’, organised by The Open University’s Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG). I was pleased to be asked to present the findings from my … Continue reading

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An excuse for (apparent) inactivity

If things have seemed a little quiet around here lately, it’s because I’m active elsewhere – contributing to the blog for our new ESRC-funded research project, ‘Beyond Male Role Models: gender identities and practices in work with young men’. Do … Continue reading

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Research assistant wanted

In my last post I mentioned our success in attracting ESRC funding for a new research project on gender and young men, to be carried out in partnership with Action for Children. We’re hoping to get started on the project … Continue reading

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Funding success!

Just before Christmas, Brigid Featherstone, Sandy Ruxton and I received the long-awaited news that our funding bid to the Economic and Social Research Council had been successful. This means that we can finally begin work on our research project, tentatively … Continue reading

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Thinking aloud about mums and dads

This week’s Thinking Allowed on Radio 4, presented by Laurie Taylor, focused in part on the subject of men and childbirth. I was asked to write a short piece about my research for the linked Open University website. I was … Continue reading

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