DR GARY FOSTER’s work and research interests centre on the problem of violence. He currently manages the Living Well service which provides counselling and assistance to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, to partners, friends and family (see www.livingwell.org.au). Gary’s doctoral thesis ‘Male Rape and the Government of Bodies’ examined the limits of current understandings and governmental responses to the problem of male rape. He has taught at the University of Queensland, where he helped develop and present an advanced counselling subject in ‘Working with family violence’. He is interested in developing creative ways of training and talking that assist men in building respectful relationships.