We hear a lot about how millennials are reshaping the working world, but it’s what they’re doing in their personal lives that could really change our culture for years to come. According to author and diversity expert Jack Myers, millennials and their younger counterparts in Generation Z are actively shaking up longstanding gender norms to fit their own realities.
Forget The Man Rules and The Woman Rules. So many younger people are making their own rules – and it’s exciting to watch it all unfold.
In this week’s episode of The Man Rules podcast, host Dan Griffin and Myers explore these massive generational shifts. What exactly is powering them? Are the older generations taking notice? And how can you challenge your own gender expectations with the same spirit of inclusiveness, flexibility, and critique?
These tips are a great start:
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About Our Guest
Jack Myers, author of The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century, is a recognized cultural visionary, award-winning documentary film producer, advisor to hundreds of leading corporations on media and technology trends, and founder of MediaVillage.com, WomenAdvancing.org and 1stFive.org. He is also author of a guide to Generation-Z: Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, winner of the International Book Award for Youth Issues. 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. His TEDWomen Talk can be viewed at www.futureofmen.com and you can follow him at www.jackmyers.com.
About The Man Rules Podcast Host, Dan Griffin
Dan Griffin, M.A., is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity. His work and life is dedicated to exploring and redefining what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Dan is dedicated to helping men be better men by understanding the impact of the Man Rules on their lives and finding the success in their personal lives they are striving for in the professional lives. His professional background includes over two decades in the mental health and addictions field. Dan earned a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas where his graduate work was the first qualitative study centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous. Dan grew up in the DC area and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter, Grace, and has been in long-term recovery from addiction since he graduated college in May of 1994.
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