Category: Work

Fatherhood, Parenting, Work

home officePros and Cons of Working at Home

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a new father and my company recently offered me the option working from home a few days a week. That sounds pretty great to me, but I’m curious about the positives and negatives. A: As someone who’s worked from home for more than 20 years, I can definitely see the attraction: […]

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Masculinity, Mental Health, Work

Can Men Survive the Demise of the Bread-Winner Role?

Like many men, my father grew up knowing that he had to be successful as the family breadwinner. Then, as now, it wasn’t always easy to fulfill that crucial role that is at the core of a man’s self-esteem. While his brothers all went into business, my father’s passion was to be an actor. When […]

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Work

men need not applyMen Need Not Apply

The current climate of gender purging is an alarming one.   “In Boston, the leader of a businesswomen’s group said that some women were so angry about the wave of sexual harassment revelations that they no longer wanted to hire more men.” That’s the opening line in a recent article in the New York Times. The woman is 32-year-old […]

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Family Issues, Work

support girls in techHow Men Win when They Support Women in Technology

Forging healthy relationships in and out of the workplace has benefits for everyone.   When it comes to technology in the workplace, men historically have always had the edge, occupying the majority of jobs. These days however, it’s not just men who are geeking out over technology and occupying the majority of seats in colleges […]

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Education, Pay Equity, Work

wanted: male nursesWanted: Male Nurses

Despite efforts to promote greater gender equality among professions, there remains a significant need for more men in the nursing profession. The nursing field is only around 6% male, though this number is slowly rising. It doesn’t seem to be the education itself that serves as a deterrent; many men entering the nursing field have […]

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