April's Top Gender Equity Resources For Men

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By Jared Cline. The MARC Library is a pool of gender equity links relevant to men. These are the most popular links from April 2018.
Use them as pre-reads for group discussion, discussion starters during meetings, or as follow-ups to deepen learning.

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What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women
Filed under Tips and Tools. Have you ever caught yourself thinking that women don’t succeed at work the way men do because women in general lack confidence, the desire or ability to negotiate, and an appetite for risk? This article explains how these common myths are better explained by the difference in opportunity and treatment between men and women (plus tips for better thinking around gender in the workplace).

5 Myths About the Gender Pay Gap, Busted
Filed under Tips and Tools. Do you have answers for these five myths about the gender pay gap?
  • There is no such thing as the gender pay gap.
  • Women are paid less because they have less experience.
  • Women are paid less because they have less education.
  • Women are paid less because they don’t ask for raises.
  • Women are paid less because of the kinds of jobs they take.
If not, check out this great refresher on the facts of the gender wage gap.
Lesson Plan: Masculinity in an Age of Change
Filed under Tips and Tools. This excellent lesson plan from The New York Times covers the current conversation around masculinity (it will hold you over until we launch MARC Teams).

Topics, activities, and resources include:
  • “Good” Men vs. “Real” Men
  • Masculinity and “Toxic Masculinity”
  • Messages About Masculinity
  • Articles List 
Black Professional Men on Being in a Gender Majority but a Racial Minority
Filed under Culture and Values. Black women face unique challenges at work as they navigate racial and gender bias. Black men are different—they're in a gender majority, but a racial minority. Here's how that affects everyday interactions, such as “managing interactions with white women to avoid appearing threatening [and] the need to avoid ever being perceived as the ‘angry black man.’”
Do You Have “Advantage Blindness”?
Filed under Tips and Tools. David, a senior executive, is tall, middle-aged, well-educated, heterosexual, able-bodied, white, and male. These provide David with unearned advantages that he intellectually knows he has, but acknowledging that fact can be difficult.
For leaders, however, understanding how we may be “advantage blind” is a necessity. Doing so reduces the impact of bias and creates a more level playing field for everyone.
f3c223e56ea53d74eb3dd4cda12dcbfb-huge-weJared Cline is the Community Manager of MARC (Men Advocating Real Change). Get in touch if you have any questions about the community, would like to write a blog, or are looking for ways to collaborate. He can be reached at jcline@catalyst.org.

Posted by MARC Catalyst on Apr 24, 2018 12:05 PM America/New_York

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