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Michael Flood is an Australian sociologist[1] and currently a research fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, and Society at La Trobe University. Flood gained his doctorate in gender and sexuality studies from the Australian National University. His areas of research are on violence against women, fathering, pro-feminism, domestic violence, the effects of pornography on young people, safe sex and 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.

Flood is a co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, and the author of academic papers on men and gender, men’s sexualities, violence against women, homosociality, fathering, anti-violence mobilisations, and youth and pornography. Flood has also worked as a profeminist educator and activist on issues of men and gender; he is involved in community advocacy and education addressing men’s violence against women. He coordinates, edits and contributes to XYonline, a profeminist 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.


  • Why Divorce Rates Differ: Law, Religious Belief and Modernity, FG Castles, M Flood, in Families of nations: patterns of public policy in Western democracies, ed Francis Geoffrey Castles. Dartmouth Pub Co, 1993.
  • Frequently asked questions about pro-feminist men and pro-feminist men's politics, M Flood. Australian National University, 1997. [2]
  • Men's movements, M Flood. Community Quarterly, 1998 [3]
  • Claims about 'Husband Battering', M Flood. Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre (DVIRC), 1999. [4]
  • Are men and women equally violent to intimate partners? A Taft, K Hegarty, M Flood. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 2001. [5]
  • Engaging Men: Strategies and dilemmas in violence prevention education among men, M Flood. Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal, CASA House (Centre Against Sexual Assault), 2003 [6]
  • Youth and Pornography in Australia: Evidence on the extent of exposure and likely effects, M Flood, C Hamilton - The Australia Institute. Canberra, 2003 [7]
  • Lust, trust and latex: why young heterosexual men do not use condoms, M Flood. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 2003. [8]
  • Fatherhood and fatherlessness, M Flood. The Australia Institute Discussion Paper, 2003 [9]
  • Backlash: Angry men's movements, M Flood in The battle and backlash rage on: Why Feminism Cannot be Obsolete, Stacey Elin Rossi. Xlibris, 2004. [10]
  • Mapping homophobia in Australia, M Flood, C Hamilton. Australia Institute, 2005. [11]
  • Men's Collective Struggles for Gender Justice, M Flood in Handbook of studies on men & masculinities, Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Raewyn Connell. Blackwell, 2005. [12]
  • International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, eds. M. Flood, J.K. Gardiner, B. Pease, and K. Pringle. London & New York: Routledge, 2007. [13]
  • Exposure to pornography among youth in Australia, M Flood. Journal of Sociology, 2007. [14]
  • Men, sex, and homosociality: How Bonds between Men Shape Their Sexual Relations with Women, M Flood. Men and masculinities, 2008. [15]
  • Everyday Anti-Sexism, M Flood in On The Road to Healing: An Anthology for Men Ending Sexism, Basil Shadid. Dual Power Press, 2009. [16]


  1. ^ La Trobe University Staff Profile; Michael Flood [1]

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