Rob Sturrock - Man Raises Boy
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About The Event
The world needs better men - perhaps now more than ever. How do we raise beautiful young boys into confident, compassionate, happy men? This is one of the questions Rob Sturrock seeks to answer in Man Raises Boy. He shares his experiences and ethos as a father alongside extensive research into other dads ‘doing it differently’ – including Tony Sheldon, Adam Liaw and Bernie Shakeshaft.
Rob will appear in conversation with Angela Priestly, founding Editor of Women's Agenda.
This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided.
About the Book
How can beautiful young boys grow into confident, compassionate, happy men?
Recently there has been an explosion of literature aimed at empowering and emboldening young girls. But what are we telling young boys? Are we encouraging them in the same way to be truly free to be whatever they want? Or are we reaffirming the same, old notions of manhood being based on a narrow set of character traits and career choices?
Since the birth of his daughter, followed by the arrival of his son, Rob Sturrock has focused on being an active and present father. But this isn’t always an easy road for dads. Fathers face stereotypes, judgement and isolation – particularly around paternal leave. Man Raises Boy takes on this new era of fathering with Rob’s down-to-earth approach in sharing his own experiences, alongside extensive research into other dads ‘doing it differently’ – including Tony Sheldon, Adam Liaw and Bernie Shakeshaft.
Man Raises Boy explores the importance of being an active, involved and loving dad; issues around paternal leave and the reimaging of the role fathers have within the workplace; breaking free from the ‘male breadwinner’ label; the crucial role modern fathers play in creating a healthier, more inclusive version of masculinity for their sons than the ones they inherited from the previous generation; how fathers have the power to shape ideas of gender equality in both young boys and girls; how to navigate fatherhood’s steepest challenges – understanding the impact of technology and social media on young men’s mental health and personal values.
About the Author
Rob Sturrock is an author and working father. He has written widely about his experiences of being a working dad and juggling the responsibilities of home and work. Rob has been published online in Women's Agenda, Mamamia and Circle In, as well as in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Huffington Post. Rob has also appeared on all national television networks to talk about his views on fatherhood and is considered a leading voice in parenting debates.
About Angela Priestley
Angela Priestley is the founding editor of Women’s Agenda, a daily news publication covering politics, leadership, career, tech, business and climate from the female perspective. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Women’s Agenda’s parent company Agenda Media, a fast-growing independent news media organisation.
As the mother of three young boys, Angela acquired Women’s Agenda while on parental leave in 2016 and now runs her businesses with a team of passionate and talented individuals in a flexible work environment.
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