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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 perspectives

But men who join our community want to know: what does it mean to be a man at work and in society? In what ways does workplace culture affect men's and women's careers? 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

"By working with others who do not look like you, think like you, or work like you, you can sharpen and expand your own thinking."

Posted by Raina Lipsitz on Nov 11, 2013 4:16 PM EST

"I was the only woman in my group of twenty or so men on Wall Street. Being a minority or woman in investment banking, where there are few, is like walking into a cocktail party where you don’t know anyone. It’s not impossible to navigate, but it takes more effort."

Posted by Raina Lipsitz on Jul 16, 2013 1:39 PM EDT

"My mind is racing. What on earth did I say or do to get this invite? I’ve been speaking to this man about his wife and kids, and about my husband. I excused myself from the conversation and have not had any other incidents with this person. I did report it to HR. He is still in a top position."

Posted by Mike Otterman on Jun 26, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
Posted by Mike Otterman on Feb 22, 2013 11:07 AM EST


"The glass escalator explains why men out-earn women, even in predominately female professions like nursing and teaching."

Posted by Mike Otterman on Jan 25, 2013 10:41 AM EST

"Catalyst research finds that some women of color feel 'guarded' in the workplace and are uncomfortable disclosing sensitive information—including information related to their developmental needs."

Posted by Raina Lipsitz on Dec 17, 2012 5:44 PM EST

"The demographics of corporate America will not change overnight . . . be prepared to 'kill with kindness.'"

Posted by Mike Otterman on Nov 26, 2012 6:47 PM EST
Peggy R. Mastroianni
"If you decide to share this information . . . and your employer finds out and punishes you for doing so, you have a right to file a discrimination complaint . . . While the prospect of retaliation may be intimidating, you should bear in mind that the law on retaliation is very favorable to employees."

Posted by Raina Lipsitz on Nov 14, 2012 4:45 PM EST
WMFDP Founder: Jo Ann Morris

"When in doubt, don't stop yourself from offering a compliment. But why not pause to ask yourself what your colleague’s potential response might be first?"

Posted by Raina Lipsitz on Oct 15, 2012 5:20 PM EDT

"Only recently have we begun to understand that we need a critical mass (usually considered one third of the members of any group) for women and other 'outsiders' to be seen as unexceptional."

Posted by Raina Lipsitz on Oct 2, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
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Great point,  Jan Buitron ‍. This is something that guys can work to be conscious of.

Check out this blog by Cliff Leek ,‍ 3 Ways You Might Be Silencing Women (And A Checklist For Fixing That): http://onthemarc.org/blogs/22/466#.WLA4gzsrKM8. 

Also related, Are You Manterrupting Your Female Coworkers? by terry howard ‍: http://onthemarc.org/blo...
I'd like to see an article that highlights male-female conversational dynamics in the workplace. I have to be on conference calls a lot, and am in a male-dominated profession. Males traditionally allow themselves to 'have the floor' more and interrupt the females more often. I have asked my current lead to respect this and to partner with me when I get int...
Thinking about the he should not section... Why do some guy leaders act macho around woman or treat them and others in an inferior manner? Perhaps this has less to do with woman and more to do with their own personal insecurities and/or simple lack of confidence? Confident leaders have nothing to prove. Those who lack confidence often try to hide behind exa...
accusations by women that have been proven to be wrong. Here are two:

Could you please suggest what a man can do when he is falsely-accused of rape or harassment, which will have a serious negative impact on a man's life?


Given that a man's life/career can be seriously hurt by a false accusation of rape/harassment, why don't corporate laws (AFAIK) nor labor laws include provisions for(proven) false accusations of rape or harassment, e.g.http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/item_niSXmOMgjcr2RTJiRkacXJ