Communicating

Why do you care?

Your mission statement gives a broad overview of what you're hoping to accomplish;  your strategic goals provides the next level of specificity about what you want to accomplish. It's very easy to start an allyship program without taking some time to explicitly name what you're trying to accomplish given that if you're leading one of these groups, you probably have an overall sense of how important allyship is 

It's clear women used to be discriminated against, but now I'm worried we're swinging too far in the other direction

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Unconscious bias isn't real / I'm not biased

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Women are being oversensitive.

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What is an ally? Why are you an ally?

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I get that women face sexism, but the guys here aren't the problem.

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What can I do as a guy to help?

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What do women's issues have to do with men?

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Women and men are just biologically different

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I don't have male privilege. I've worked hard my entire life.

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I get that this is important, but I'm worried how this sounds to other people

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Why do you care about identity politics when there are so many other pressing problems?

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I'm a good guy. I'm not the problem here.

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Why isn't there a Men in Business club?

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It's easier for women to succeed because companies are all lowering the bar to hire them

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I think talking about gender and race is divisive

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I think talking about gender and race is divisive

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Ipsem Lorum?

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