Gender is an organising principle of social life, and change towards equality will require exceptional institutional and gender identity reform.  Realising gender equality is strongly weighted on the contribution of males, because ‘… the very gender inequalities in economic assets, political power, cultural authority, and means of coercion that gender reform intend to change (ultimately) mean that men control most of the resources required to implement women’s claims for justice’.  In Australia, men make up the overwhelming majority of key decision-makers. In 2012, women comprised only % of Federal Parliament, and in the private sector constituted approximately 10% of company board members and % of managers.  Thus, men are an essential enabler for gender reform. Masculinities and male stereotypes must be studied and deconstructed in order to effect change in how men relate to women.