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History repeating: the surprising link between toxic masculinity and Australia's convict past

By Pauline Grosjean, Professor of Economics, UNSW
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It has been a momentous, demanding few weeks for Australia. Amid growing revelations of sexual assaults and toxic workplaces and people taking to the streets to voice their anger and frustration, it’s possible we are finally facing a reckoning on gender relations.

But as we debate — again — how to move into a more equal future, it is also useful to look to our convict past. This has an impact on the issues we face today, and…


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