Write for MARC

What's your story? Each month we feature voices of MARC members on a range of topics and we want to hear from you. MARC bloggers have their work showcased across MARC social media channels and in the weekly MARC newsletter. Popular topics include experiences and stories about:
  • Experiences and struggles as a working dad
  • Engaging with colleagues on diversity
  • Being "out" in the workplace
  • Competition among male colleagues at work
  • Confronting sexism in the workplace
Please email MARC@catalyst.org with your submissions and ideas. Anonymous written submissions will be accepted. If you would like to write for MARC, but aren't sure what to write about, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We provide our bloggers with regularly updated themes and questions to spark their creativity. 

We look forward to hearing from you and posting your stories on MARC!

This Month's Content Theme

November’s theme is “Flip the Script”! Words reflect workplace culture and can reinforce negative gender stereotypes and norms. Often we can say things that are hurtful and damaging without realizing how they undermine men’s ability to bring their authentic selves to work and to effectively partner with others in creating inclusive workplaces.

Here are a few examples. To learn more, view our Flip the Script: Men tool:
  • "Quit being so soft"
  • "You're so emotional. Stop acting like a woman!"
  • "Man up."
  • "You agreed to that? You must be whipped!"
  • "I can't make it. I'm babysitting the kids tonight."
Interested in writing on this topic? Here are a couple questions to get you thinking:
  • Why is it important to examine the words we use with others?
  • Why is the impact of words so commonly dismissed?
  • Where do we pick up these gendered phrases?
  • How are these phrases and others like them embedded in workplace culture?
  • What words have you used that you stopped using? Why?
  • Why do we use different language when speaking to our about men and women?
  • How can examine whether we are unintentionally reinforcing gender stereotypes?
  • How can we seek feedback on how our words may be offensive?