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Research on Body Image

Filed under: General,Men's Health — JohnPotter @ 3:55 pm Thu 23rd February 2017

Message from Darren Elliott:

Kia ora.

Together with Geoff Lealand and Lisa Perrott in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, I am researching and writing about perceptions of body shape and image, and the role of the media in shaping or reinforcing such perceptions. I am focusing on notions of body and gender, with particular attention to the connections between perceptions of the body and masculinity/maleness (which is a rather under-investigated area of life which I am rectifying).

This research has the full approval of the University of Waikato Human Ethics Committee, and I am sending you a link to the questionnaire with the hope that you might be interested in distributing the questionnaire to anyone who may be willing to share their experiences and knowledge surrounding this topic.

I would really appreciate your participation as this is an important area of research as I’m sure you know.

Questionnaire link:

Note: participants need to be 18 years or older.

Best wishes,


  1. To be Honest I could think of hundreds of MORE important topics than this.

    By the way WAIKATO University is a hotbed of disgruntled left learning feminists, and policy agenda driven ideologies. JUST ask Aunty Helen Clarke.

    Comment by brent — Fri 24th February 2017 @ 12:33 pm

  2. My observations of Waikato over the last two decades agrees with you Brent.
    I agree also that body image is way off my radar – like you – more important priorities. But all the same, imagine that someone who actually was genuinely interested in even the slightest male-positive thing did do research at Waikato?- it has to start somewhere. I would support a germimating male positive seed. I looked in on this. Seems its only for those on social media – I’m not on face-book; I leave tweeting for the birds.

    Comment by Jerry — Sat 25th February 2017 @ 9:31 am

  3. I think you are on the wrong site Darren.
    Your topic of research, to me, is not only irrelevant to modern day societal adult crisis but is likely to contribute heavily to the undermining of society as its findings or results will most likely be used to more heavily push targeted advertising to the younger male populace growing without positive male role models.
    If you wish to be of relevance, importance or of value to society; I suggest and I would strongly recommend that you read and read and read again every post on this site and educate yourself and others of the dangers of fatherhood for men in NZ.
    More impotently (pun intended) the consequences of the per-se-x-cut-ion of men by women using governmental agencies and their direct effects on children growing up without fathers.

    Comment by WrongGender — Sun 5th March 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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