Man Box Culture and a New Masculinity of Connection
Creating a Healthy Masculinity of Connection
Mark Greene writes, speaks, coaches and consults on the challenges we face as men raised in man box culture. He is the author of the groundbreaking The Little #MeToo Book for Men.
As a co-founder of ThinkPlay Partners and as a Senior Editor for the Good Men Project, Greene has spent over a decade as a writer and speaker, deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He is uniquely positioned to help men, individually and in organizations, create a healthier more connecting vision of masculine culture and identity.
“Men and women deserve better than a culture of dominance-based masculinity which churns out broken men.”
Mark consults to organizations and corporations on diversity and inclusion. His work includes sharing a core set of relational communication capacities that shift team members from the narrower space of roles to the more generative and collaborative space of relationships. Mark’s client list includes General Mills, The Philadelphia Men’s Center and The Better Man Conference.
“Mark Greene is unique among my activist friends and colleagues in speaking truth to power, but not seeing men and women in opposition.” – Jed Diamond, Men Alive Now
Mark speaks on #MeToo, man box culture and masculinity at the 2019 Better Man Conference hosted by Moody’s in New York City.
Mark Greene speaks on man box culture and #MeToo for conferences, organization and companies. Mark’s work around masculinity is to help men and women understand man box culture’s impact on masculinity and how we can collectively shift our culture and help heal the gender divide in our personal and professional lives.
“With deep compassion for men, Greene calls out to our better selves.” – Michael Kasdan
Mark provides personal coaching for men who are struggling with our often conflicted views of modern manhood. He bases his work with clients on this quote from the opening chapter to The Little #Metoo Book for Men. Contact Mark for more information.
“If our conversation can reveal even the slightest glimmer of daylight between our dominant culture of masculinity and our own daily choices as men, my hope is we will find, in that space, a more vibrant and authentic connection to our agency, our power and our humanity.”
Want to start a powerful conversation about masculinity inside your organization? In just seventy five pages, The Little #MeToo Book for Men is an empowering introduction to the relationship based change work men need to do for their families, their communities, their organizations, and their careers. Mark Greene provides speaking and workshops based on his slim, powerful volume. To see more reviews go here.
For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact.
But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships and more meaningful, lasting lives. Learn about men’s work and ways in which men can move from disconnection to a community of brotherhood and purpose. Every episode you’ll hear honest conversations designed to show you what breaking out of the man box can look like and feel like.
Over the course of just seventy-five brief pages, Good Men Project Senior Editor Mark Greene exposes the brutal price that man box culture extracts from men and women world wide. The Little #MeToo Book for Men is a concise, no holds barred call to action, inviting men to step out of silence and isolation and into the battle for a better future.
From the introduction:
“For millions of men, manhood can seem like a foregone conclusion, mapped out for us by universally understood rules for being a ‘real man.'”
“These rules determine how we walk, how we talk, what we think and do, what we view as our responsibilities and most importantly, how we pursue or fail to pursue our deepest needs, wants and desires.
These rules of manhood become so central to what we believe as to render the distinction between ourselves and our culture of manhood invisible to us. When millions of men live our lives subject to the rules of a culture we are not fully conscious of, it can be damaging for our families, our communities, our collective quality of life, and even our longevity.
The Little #MeToo Book for Men seeks to encourage a conversation about how boys and men arrive at what we believe. If this conversation can reveal even the slightest glimmer of daylight between our dominant culture of masculinity and our own daily choices as men, my hope is we will find, in that space, a more vibrant and authentic connection to our agency, our power and our humanity.”
“The Little #MeToo Book for Men is a profoundly empathetic guide for men who are navigating a culture that pressures them to bury their humanity. This book is nothing short of a blueprint for men’s liberation.” – Caroline Heldman, Ph.D. Executive Director of The Representation Project
“Greene has compiled his thoughts, perspectives, and masculinity research in a manner that would be helpful for anyone that truly wishes to equip boys and men for a better life. Specifically, it’s highly recommended for school and college administrators, coaches, counselors, and therapists.” -Byron A. Hughes, Ph.D. Dean of Students Virginia Tech
“The Little #MeToo Book for Men is an excellent resource. It offers insight into our collective socialization and how we can break out of the Man Box to promote healthy manhood and help prevent all forms of violence and discrimination against all women and girls.” -Tony Porter, founder of A CALL TO MEN
“Outstanding read and great contribution to understanding the current cultural impact on boys and healthy masculine development.” -Joe Ehrmann, Author, InSideOut Coaching