In a post-#MeToo society, we are not only inviting men to become allies in the movement for gender equality but also creating space for men to step out of the “man-box” and embrace a healthier masculinity. With #AskMoreOfHim, we can encourage men to stand for women’s rights, end sexual harassment and violence against women, and share in responsibilities that women have had to carry the burden for centuries—such as caregiving, childcare, and empathy.
It’s time we #AskMoreOfHim.
David Arquette, Justin Baldoni, Matt McGorry, Don Mcpherson, David Schwimmer, and more join #AskMoreOfHim campaign to support survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Read the powerful letter.
“#MeToo, #TimesUp, #AskHerMore: These initiatives that have rocked the entertainment industry and the culture have so much in common. Grassroots. Online and Off. Women-led. Women-organized. Women-centric. So just imagine what would happen if the other half of the population stepped up and meaningfully joined these movements,” writes Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Jackson Katz, Ph.D. in The Hollywood Reporter.
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The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Learn more about the documentary now.
The Man Box report, launched by Promundo, is a study on young men’s attitudes, behaviors, and understandings of manhood. The research, conducted with a representative, random sample of young men aged 18 to 30 in the US, UK, and Mexico, reveals that most men still feel pushed to live in the “Man Box” – a rigid construct of cultural ideas about male identity. This includes being self-sufficient, acting tough, looking physically attractive, sticking to rigid gender roles, being heterosexual, having sexual prowess, and using aggression to resolve conflicts.
In partnership with actor, producer, and activist Justin Baldoni, Man Enough is a disruptive social movement ignited by a dinner conversation series that explores the heart of traditional masculinity in America. The mission of the show and the movement is to create a unique space where men, no matter their race, creed, sexual orientation and identity, political stance, or socio-economic status can come together to express their thoughts and feelings freely – something men have been socialized to cut off in America.
Man Enough invites all men to challenge the unwritten rules of traditional masculinity that have caused us to disconnect from one another, created the foundation of men’s violence against women and prevented us from taking the long journey from our heads to our hearts. Let’s hold ourselves and each other accountable to consciously taking part in this conversation, listening even when it gets uncomfortable, and making real changes in our lives to be better men tomorrow than we are today. You are Man Enough. Learn more.