Every once in a while, I find an article that says it way better than I could ever share OR is packed full of such good information that I can’t help but pass it along.
Once again, I have found such a post. Avivah WittenbergCox wrote an awesome piece for the Harvard Business Review that is well worth your time and attention.
Here are a few of the great quotation jewels from her article and the link to the full post:
“Here’s the place we find ourselves in today: Women have spent the past century expanding the definition of “feminine” in almost every country on the planet. For the past half-century, the LGBT community has been engaging each other and the world in a conversation about what it means to live outside gender stereotypes. Remarkably, despite these decades-long conversations, for a cis-gender man, the definition of what it means to be a “man” is still quite narrow.”
“Until we can have an inclusive conversation – with everyone, including men – about existing gender roles, expectations and stereotypes, we are bound to remain locked in them.”
“Now that women have shown that humans can flex across the whole spectrum of traditionally male and female roles, can we allow men this freedom? Can they allow it to each other?”
Well said Avivah!
READ “Rethinking What Masculinity Means at the Office” in its entirety HERE.
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