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We invite you to become a male ally by joining the gender conversation on—and beyond—your campus.

In this section, we’ve highlighted active online communities that offer a front row seat to the gender conversation where you can read, watch, listen, and share your voice. And, we’ve provided a series of short, provocative videos to provide a springboard for discussion and to help you make gender conversations with those in your own network more common and natural.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES

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HeforShe Campaign
Emma Watson’s speech at the United Nations kicked off the HesforShe Campaign that encourages men to partner with women in supporting gender equity. Leading companies and firms like JPMorganChase and PwC are getting involved in the campaign. If you don’t see your employer on the list, suggest they consider joining.

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MARC (Men Advocating Real Change)
MARC is an online community for men committed to achieving gender equity in the workplace. It’s an initiative of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for women and business.

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The Good Men Project
This online magazine wrestles with the question: What does it mean to be a good man today? It explores gender roles, professional and personal challenges, as well as a wide array of topics related to men and masculinity.

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DISCUSSION STARTERS

The following videos challenge us to consider the limitations and opportunities of gender.

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The Mask You Live In Trailer
The Representation Project

  • How would you describe the mask that men live in?
  • How much has the mask influenced your life?
  • To what extent do you think the mask perpetuates gender inequality?

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#LikeAGirl
Always

  • Why does doing something ‘like a girl’ have negative connotations?
  • How does this image affect how girls see themselves? How boys see themselves?
  • How would emphasizing women's strength affect gender inequality?

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Privileged Equilibriums (status quos)
Angry White Men

  • Do women and men express ambition differently? If so, how?
  • To what extent do you see 'angry white men' who feel disenfranchised by the increasing diversity all around them?
  • Why is it so challenging for white men to see gender (and racial) privilege? To accept it?
  • What are some ways that gender equality is good for white men?

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Care Makes a Man Stronger
Dove

  • What is our usual definition of strength for men? For women?
  • How are changing definitions of strength related to gender inequality?
  • Do you see changing definitions of strength for men as positive or negative? In either case, why?

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Fueling Women’s Ambitions from the Outset

  • What kind of messages did you get about ambition from your parents? Were there different messages from your mother and your father?
  • What reactions have you received about your ambitions? Do you think someone of a different gender would receive similar reactions?
  • What does ambition look like? How is it manifested?

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