July’s Top Gender Equity Resources For Men

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

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When She Earns More: As Roles Shift, Old Ideas on Who Pays the Bills Persist
Filed under Culture and Values. While attitudes have changed about women as homemakers, the same can’t be said for men as breadwinners. Seven in ten adults say it’s important that a husband be a provider, and only three said the same about women. Lots of other insights in this great NYT article.

What Men Say About #MeToo in Therapy
Filed under Culture and Values. #MeToo is changing more than just interactions at work; it’s actually changing the nature of work in some industries, including therapy. Hear from a therapist who works primarily with men about some of the concerns men are sharing surrounding #MeToo. Do any of them resonate with you?

Almost No Men Used to Take South Korea’s Generous Paternity Leave. That’s Changing
Filed under Men and Families. When private companies work hand-in-hand with governments to create change for workers, the results can be telling. In the first half of 2018, 8,000 South Korean men took paternity leave, compared to the first half of 2010, when only 800 men took it. Learn more about this dramatic shift.

A “Generationally Perpetuated” Pattern: Daughters Do More Chores
Filed under Men and Families. Not only do we give our daughters more chores to do, but we pay them less in allowance than we do our sons. This proves that gender inequality starts at home, and much earlier than we might have thought. Read on for other important figures.

Why Don’t More Men Take Their Wives’ Last Names?
Filed under Men and Families. A wife taking her husband’s last name is seen as standard in the United States, almost the default. The ubiquity of the practice has caused few to question it in the past. But as women’s rights come into sharper focus, why do 72% of people believe the practice should continue? And why do so few husbands take their wives’ last names instead?
62fa5b62d89221c669d553364eb58c26-originaRisa Pappas joined Catalyst in 2016 as an Associate Editor and is responsible for reviewing Catalyst's print and digital content. Risa is also a writer, voiceover artist, and independent filmmaker.

Posted by MARC Catalyst on Aug 9, 2018 5:32 PM America/New_York

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