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Dec 7, 2020

When it comes to gender parity, we've made progress but have some way to go. Our guests on today's show believe it's not just up to women to make it happen: men need to get involved.

This week on the show, authors of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace, Brad W. Johnson and David Smith, join Gemma and Ross G to talk about practical ways men can hurry along gender equality by becoming allies for women. 

We discuss:

  • what it means to be a male ally
  • challenges in being a male ally
  • what effect male allies might have.

Show notes

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Find out more about Brad and David's research by visiting their website:

You can buy the book Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace from any bookstore.

In our What I Learnt This Week feature, David spoke about his niece's allergy to exercise. You can read about this condition in this "Allergic to exercise?" article from NBC News: 

Brad gave us an example of a man being an ally to a woman in Doug Emhoff. This BBC article tells Doug's story, "Doug Emhoff: The first 'second dude' in the White House". Access it here: 

Ross gave a shout out to The Crown: a series about the British Royal family on Netflix. You can find the episodes here: 

Gemma talked about some of the unique features of Stonehenge. Her information came from the BBC Podcast "You're Dead to Me - Stonehenge". You can listen to it here:

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