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Michael G. Flood is an Australian sociologist and an Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology School of Justice.[1][2][3] Flood gained his doctorate in gender and sexuality studies from the Australian National University.[4] His areas of research are on violence against women, fathering, pro-feminism, domestic violence, the effects of pornography on young people, safe sex among heterosexual men, men's movements as a backlash to the feminist movement, men's relationships with each other and with women, homophobia, men's health, and gender justice. He is a regular contributor to and is regularly quoted in the media on these and other issues.[5][6][7][8]

Michael Flood
Born Michael G. Flood
Academic background
Alma mater Australian National University
Thesis Lust, trust and latex: why young heterosexual men don't use condoms (2000)
Academic work
Main interests Sociology

Flood is a co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities,[9] and the author of numerous academic papers on issues related to men and gender. Flood has also worked as a pro-feminist educator and activist, addressing men's violence against women. He coordinates, edits and contributes to XY, a pro-feminist website providing a range of commentary and research on men and masculinities, male sexuality, feminism, the men's movement and male violence from a feminist perspective. He also coordinates The Men's Bibliography, an online collection of over 22,000 works on men, masculinities, and gender.[10]


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  1. ^ Stark, Evan; Buzawa, Eve S. (2009). Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger Publishers. p. 166. ISBN 0275998487. 
  2. ^ Tarrant, Shira (2009). Men and Feminism. Berkeley, California: Seal Press. p. 113. ISBN 1580052584. 
  3. ^ Lamb, Michael E. (2010). The Role of the Father in Child Development (5th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 047040549X. 
  4. ^ Flood, Michael (2000). Lust, trust and latex: why young heterosexual men don't use condoms (Ph.D. thesis). Australian National University. OCLC 56730906. 
  5. ^ Men and masculinity: Adele Horin, (1 December 2003), Fathers still not sharing load, says study, Sydney Morning Herald; Fallout from the Bulldogs, (broadcast 7:50am – Thursday 29 April 2004), Breakfast, ABC Radio National RealAudio; Farah Farouque, (26 February 2005), The solitary confinement of the Aussie bloke, The Age
  6. ^ Domestic violence: Michael Flood, (23 January 2004), Booze, bravado and male honour make for a culture of violence, Sydney Morning Herald; Deborah Gough, (20 August 2006), Women hit in message of violence, The Age, Jason Om, Ombudsman finds domestic violence campaign 'misleading', ABC News, updated Thu 2 September 2010 2:10pm AEST
  7. ^ Censorship and the internet: Young people exposed to pornography online, AM, ABC Radio National, broadcast 3 March 2003, Reporter: Louise Yaxley; Rachel Maher, 'Net Nanny' Advocate Does Back Flip, (5 June 2009), New Matilda
  8. ^ Liz Gooch, (27 July 2005), One in three people think gays immoral, The Age
  9. ^ Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease & Keith Pringle (eds), (2007), International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities,Routledge ISBN 978-0-415-33343-6
  10. ^ The Men’s Bibliography at XY

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