We have to shift the paradigm for men that is far more human and far more relational. Mark Greene is the founder of Remaking Manhood. He writes, speaks and consults on masculinity, culture, relational intelligence, diversity and inclusion. Mark and I speak about the systemic problem of the man box culture in the US and how it relates to #MeToo. We speak about how men and women can speak up and act differently so that we are leading consciously and not disabusing our power with women and minorities at work and the world.
Marks articles on masculinity have been shared half a million times on social media with 20 million page views. He has written and spoken about men’s issues at Salon, Shriver Report, Huffington Post, HLN, BBC, and the New York Times.
Mark’s newest book, The Little #MeToo Book for Men, has been called “a blueprint for men’s liberation.” At just 75 pages, it is a no holds barred deconstruction of our bullying man box culture and its damaging impact on men and women’s lives. Mark is also the founder and author of Remaking Manhood and co-author of The Relational Book for Parenting with his partner Dr. Saliha Bava.
[:01] Carley Hauck — founder of Living Well Awake and the new Shine podcast — shares the personal experience motivated her drive to help heal the #MeToo movement.
[5:35] Carley introduces Mark Greene, an author and speaker who is committed to breaking down the masculinity culture that enables violence against women.
[7:07] Understand the #MeToo movement origins and the statistics of sexual, psychological, and physical abuse behind its overwhelming response.
[10:08] Mark shares his experiences as a father that prompted his involvement in the mission and cause of redefining masculinity.
[13:35] Defining the ‘Man Box’ rules and the negative impact they have on boys and men in our culture as well as the imbalance of defining gender roles in the workplace.
[21:14] What does the collective agreement about being a man look like ?
[30:12] The loss of empathy is a result of denigrating the feminine in favor of masculinity, but it men and women are not the only groups affected by it.
[34:55] Carley shares an example of the importance of raising self-awareness and emotional intelligence from the inside out in order to lead consciously at work and in the world.
[41:32] Consider the conscious example of leader and CEO Marc Benioff of Salesforce, who identified a prejudiced inequality in the workplace and used his influence to bring it to an end.
[43:22] Given the current political and gender inequality climate, ask yourself if you are willing to stay silent, or if you’re ready to speak up and consider a situation from another’s point of view.
[49:40] The value of fostering honest conversations that supersede gender differences.
[54:11] The critical importance of breaking the male-dominated culture of masculinity.
[58:23] How can we teach the next generation about the importance of eliminating the culture of masculinity?
[1:01:57] Mark’s call to action for both men and women to shift to a culture that is more conscious, and it starts with the meaningful conversations we need to have with each other.
[1:04:50] Carley offers a look at the gender continuum presented by Jennifer Brown and shares best practices for men who want to be better collaborators with women.