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The MARC Blog features commentary by and for men who want to make a difference. Conversations about gender tend to be one-sided and focus on women’s perspectivesWhat does it mean to be a man at work and in society? In what ways does male culture effect both men and women? What can men to do to support change that benefits all?

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Uday Bose ‍, seeing similarity is definitely important, especially when we've been taught that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus," so to speak.

The danger, however, is focusing on sameness to the exclusion of difference. To quote Bill Proudman ‍, "In the US, many have been indoctrinated with the concepts of colorblindness and meritocracy. We a...
Is what men and women want from a professional perspective really that different? I think we have more similarities than differences and as is often said - focus on what we have in common rather that what may be different is likely to lead to better outcomes for all.
A great post, thanks Jeffery. We not only need men to be advocates but to lead. Here is a post I wrote recently based on the statistics in the Australian marketplace.

https://www.balancenow.com.au/gender-diversity-tricky-business-engaging-men/

 
Jan Buitron‍ I got a kick out of your "suit and beard" comment! :D
Reply to Jared's question from the 18th. I had to think about it for a while, mull it over. I have written an entire essay in my mind about the topic. For brevity's sake, I think that the issue may be a sense of entitlement, asserting dominance, or even for entertainment on the part of males. I base my assertion on a study carried out by Lancet on 'non-partner rap...

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