PRO BOWLER JOE EHRMAN SPEAKS ON THE 3 SCARIEST WORDS A BOY CAN HEAR: “BE A MAN!”
His own redefinition of masculinity has two criteria:
1. relationships (to love and be loved)
2. cause (to make the world a better place).
Joe Ehrmann has been an educator, author, activist, pastor and coach for more than 25 years. He was a college All-American athlete who played professional football for 13 years. Among numerous awards, Joe has been named “The Most Important Coach in America” for his work to transform the culture of sports.
Q: HOW DOES THE PRESSURE OF “BEING A MAN” AFFECT YOU DAILY?
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Hearing Donald J. Trump dismissing his infamous comments to Billy Bush as mere locker rooms got me thinking: why is that acceptable (even celebrated) amongst boys? There is truth to what he says: I have personally engaged in such conversations before.
Having spent the past three years working intimately with male athletes, Alexis Jones is redefining “manhood” one locker room at a time. After growing up a Texas tomboy with four older brothers and working in “the lion’s den of dudes” at Fox Sports and ESPN, Alexis takes an inspiring, hysterical and at times inappropriate approach to empowering young men to better respect and protect the girls and women in their lives with her exclusive locker room curriculum, ProtectHer. (Viewer discretion advised.)
Q: HOW SHOULD WE BEHAVE AS MEN WHEN WE BECOME PART OF THESE CONVERSATIONS?
Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.
Q: WHAT CAN WE DO EVERYDAY AS MEN, TO BECOME LEADERS OF CHANGE?
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Tell us about your own personal experience with toxic masculinity, inequality, consent or self-discovery.
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How did you become aware of systematic gender inequality?
What have you learned from self-reflection? What would you say to your old self?
Tell us about a time where you stood up to someone whose actions you believed were out of line. What was their response? How did you feel after?
Words and ideas can change the world: We want to hear yours.
What are the biggest challenges you have experienced? What did you learn?
What does masculinity mean to you? What does femininity mean to you?
What does the future of gender-equality look like?
How do we recruit other men to the movement for gender-equality?
What were your biggest resistance points to embracing feminism?
What propelled you to overcome each one?
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