As traditional gender roles disappear, many men are confused, conflicted, and challenged. After being told all their lives to “be a man” and “man up,” today’s men are rejecting macho stereotypes, rewiring their emotional lives, and are more actively parenting. But are they also being left behind—a "Lean out" generation?




Jack Myers, founder of and author of Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, and several other books, is a recognized cultural visionary, award-winning documentary film producer, and advisor to hundreds of leading corporations on media and technology trends. His prescient insights and counsel make him one of the foremost global experts on the impact of technological advances on culture, society, business, advertising, marketing, and human connections. He has been honored with a George Foster Peabody Award and Academy and Emmy Award nominations for Best Documentary Feature.



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Inspired by Jack Myers' new book, "The Future of Men: Masculinity in the 21st Century," this is a weekly blog series focused on gender equality, gender politics, and the shift in gender norms in business and relationships. Each week, we will highlight the top news of the week, including industry events, activist's commentary, and more.


Tinder Updates Its Options, Leslie Knope Has a Message

In this edition of Gender News:  Women speak out about gender barriers, Tinder updates its gender options, Columbia's wrestling team is under investigation for sexist and racist group messages and Leslie Knope has a message for girls everywhere.


Harvard Suspends Men’s Soccer Team and More Gender News

In this edition of Gender News: Harvard suspends the men’s soccer team for lewd comments about female players, more details emerge in the Baylor sexual violence scandal, a woman gets assaulted in virtual reality and women in Iceland lead a gender equality protest by leaving work "14 percent" early.

Michelle Obama Champions Education for Girls and More

This is a recurring blog series focused on gender equality. In this column, Transparentcreator Jill Soloway dissects the most recent Trump scandal, Michelle Obama champions girls’ education on International Day of the Girl, the latest in Cindy Gallop’s XX Files and Helen Mirren on women in Hollywood.

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