About the MARC Blog

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?

MARC bloggers tackle topics like these—and more. But we also want to hear from you about the key issues you’d like us to address. Contact us if you have questions or if you are interested in writing for MARC.

Latest Posts

Posted by MARC Catalyst on Jun 27, 2017 10:31 AM EDT
Posted by Jared Cline on Jun 20, 2017 8:57 AM EDT
269882a038768eb5f0d801df1fc7a31f-originaFacing the Reality of Parenting Today
  more...
Posted by MARC Catalyst on May 30, 2017 3:21 PM EDT
Finding equilibrium as a father, Black man, and leader2d3582b468cf8e874b5c0335f2bc614c-origina
  more...
Posted by Jared Cline on Sep 13, 2016 9:59 AM EDT
Posted by Jared Cline on Jul 29, 2016 9:22 AM EDT
Even the Dallas Police Chief Cited This Statfb517e20e94d8fa78256affe759623aa-origina
  more...
Posted by Jared Cline on Jul 15, 2016 9:29 AM EDT
Posted by Jared Cline on Jun 28, 2016 9:38 AM EDT
Posted by Jared Cline on Jun 16, 2016 9:45 AM EDT
Posted by Jared Cline on Jun 1, 2016 8:21 AM EDT
90e2204371e93b2eb753d8aa627a0f4e-originaDo Your Boys Have a Sense of Fair Play?
  more...
Posted by Jared Cline on May 20, 2016 11:28 AM EDT
< Prev    1 2 3 4 5 6   
LOG IN or JOIN MARC to Leave Comments
The views expressed herein are solely those of the users and contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of Catalyst. Catalyst does not endorse any political candidates. The commentaries are presented as a public service in the interest of informing the public.

 

Most Recent Comments

Jared,  You did a wonderful job framing the $64 dollar question...so what’s holding us (whites) back?  My comments are formed by personal experiences and learnings. I am not speaking for all whites, but I submit my following comments generally apply to most whites (men and women). I am also not into the blame and guilt game...both are paralyzing emotion...
Kit, Great example, thanks.  I'm facinated by stories like yours and what leaders and organizations can do to create the culture these men eventually created; one that was inclusive and accepting even though it meant a change to the status quo.  

Jim
Years ago, I was working in a group of manufacturing plants in the South, helping them become places where everyone was truly welcome on the team.   At first, the men complained about the new workplace safety standards and equipment that arrived when women started working on the line, expectations like two people should work together to move 50 gallon dr...
Thought provoking - I'd say relevant and full of facts.

Sometimes I feel uncomfortable with the way that this debate is framed too - but for me - only because men too can be affected (as highlighted by your story).
Jared, I did get get more responses and, consistent with your observation, they played out precisely along gender lines (except one black women who told me that although she hates the idea the piece will probably result in a bump in her newspaper readership).