After the very inspiring conversation with Prof.Dr. Barbara von Meibom in April 2017 (find the replay here) Mark expressed the desire to include another man into the conversation. Women and Power, yes, an interesting topic and we talked at length about it. But MEN and power? The topic seems self-evident: wasn’t it because of men holding the power that women stepped up to gain power?
Well, yes and no. It depends on what we understand under “power”. Certainly, men held the power in the public sphere and women are gaining power there in the present. But, actually, the traditional forms of power, “power OVER” are losing their grip – thanks to the feminine exploration of “power FOR”, a completely different concept which is not indicating dominance and subjection, but personal ability and natural hierarchy.
Within this paradigm shift: how do men handle it? Many men seem to be confused and give up power altogether – probably to please the women who fight against the patriarchal power structures – becoming a weak creature, a wimp, who has nothing really to offer, neither to women nor to society. How can men find the way out of this moment of identity crisis?
We will talk about this and other topics as they come up in our live conversation with Barbara and Jon. Jon is a visionary of possibility (Watch his previous conversations with us here, here andhere) and he certainly has some ideas how the future could unfold from a male perspective