How I unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity | Eldra Jackson

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In a powerful talk, educator Eldra Jackson III shares how he unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity through Inside Circle, an organization that leads group therapy for incarcerated men. Now he’s helping others heal by creating a new image of what it means to be a whole, healthy man. “The challenge is to eradicate this cycle of emotional illiteracy and groupthink,” he says.

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What are you willing to give up to change the way we work? | Martin Danoesastro

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What does it take to build the fast, flexible, creative teams needed to challenge entrenched work culture? For transformation expert Martin Danoesastro, it all starts with one question: “What are you willing to give up?” He shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change.

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The story of a parent’s transition and a son’s redemption | Paula Stone and Jonathan Williams

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Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this moving, deeply personal talk, Paula and her son Jonathan Williams share what Paula’s transition meant for their family — and reflect on their path to redemption. As Jonathan says: “I cannot ask my father to be anything other than her true self.”

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Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina

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What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work, showing how structures can be made with overlooked materials and unconventional methods — or even extracted from the guts of the earth. “The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration if we are curious enough to see beneath the surface of things,” she says.

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The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová

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Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don’t need some special talent or a “language gene,” says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent — and have fun while doing it.

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How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders | Elizabeth Lyle

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Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done? Leadership expert Elizabeth Lyle offers a new approach to breaking the rules while you’re on your way up, sharing creative ways organizations can give middle managers the space and coaching they need to start leading differently.

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1980s Movies That Shaped Our Humanity

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The 80s movies that left the biggest impression on me as a kid weren’t necessarily from the most popular or iconic films. And they aren’t referenced in Ready Player One. The cinematic moments that had the most profound impact on my childhood were unapologetically sappy and sentimental. In this video, I discuss 5 of my favorite lesser known movies from the 1980s that foster empathy and solidarity.

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The Case Against The Jedi Order

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At their core, George Lucas’s six Star Wars films are coming of age stories about boys becoming men. Both Luke and Anakin Skywalker are guided and shaped by the principles of the Jedi Order but buried within Jedi teachings we find some troubling and deeply unhealthy ideas about masculinity.

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS
• The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks
https://www.amazon.com/Will-Change-Men-Masculinity-Love/dp/0743456084

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The Complicity of Geek Masculinity on the Big Bang Theory

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This is the 2nd of two video essays about gender on The Big Bang Theory. The 1st focuses on a popular media trope I like to call the Adorkable Misogynist. You can see that episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3-hOigoxHs

The Big Bang Theory delights in poking fun at its male characters for their geeky obsessions but there’s something even more pernicious going on just under the surface. Beyond the mocking of geekdom, the show is relentless in making fun of its male leads for not being ‘real men.” In their quest to prove their manhood the four geeks then end up being complicit in many of the most harmful aspects of hypermasculinity.

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS
• Masculinities by R. W. Connell
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• The Men and the Boys by R. W. Connell
https://www.amazon.com/Men-Boys-R-W-Connell/dp/0520228693
• The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
https://www.amazon.com/Will-Change-Men-Masculinity-Love/dp/0743456084
• The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy
https://www.amazon.com/Gender-Knot-Unraveling-Patriarchal-Legacy/dp/1439911843/

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The Adorkable Misogyny of The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang Theory provides a perfect lens through which to deconstruct a popular media trope I like to call the Adorkable Misogynist. Adorkable Misogynists are male characters whose geeky version of masculinity is framed as comically pathetic yet still endearing. Their status as nerdy “nice guys” then lets them off the hook for a wide range of creepy, entitled, and sexist behaviors.

This is the 1st of two video essays about gender on The Big Bang Theory. Next month I’ll focus on how the show relentlessly mocks its four male leads for not acting like “real men,” and in so doing reinforces a whole bunch of regressive ideas about masculinity.

• Yes, The Big Bang Theory was the most watched scripted TV show in 2016 according to Nielsen: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2016/tops-of-2016-tv.html

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