Jos Dirkx: Masculine and feminine energy + the societal pressures on boys and men

The Mandate

16-02-2021 • 48 mins

In this episode*, Jos Dirkx joins the show to discuss masculine and feminine energy, how we can create safe spaces to tackle gender barriers, mental health, and societal pressure on boys and men. Jos is a force of nature. She's the cofounder of an AI startup, an author, speaker, and world changer. Plus she cares deeply about gender issues. Here are a few of the topics we got into:

  • How Jos inspired me to start this show
  • What do people mean when they talk about masculine and feminine energy?
  • How does masculine energy show up for women?
  • Why did she write, Tackled, a book about men and boys?
  • What she learned from interviewing 800 boys and young men
  • How curiosity allowed her to go deeper into the interviews on uncomfortable topics like rape
  • The role early childhood development plays in our understanding of gender norms and intimacy as adults
  • The role guilt and shame play in whether or not men open up about vulnerable topics
  • How societal pressures impact men's ability to tap into more of our whole being
  • The impact regional culture has on gender norms
  • How men can tap into their feminine energies
  • How exploring different energies with your partner can create more love and connection
  • Why we need to honor people's needs to play their role in our life
  • How can we create space for vulnerability

*In this episode we briefly talk about rape in the context of the interviews she did with boys and young men. None of the content in this show is a replacement for professional advice.

Read Tackled: https://www.amazon.com/Tackled-conceptual-practical-discourse-deconstruction-ebook/dp/B074NGKKJ4

Connect with Jos: https://josdirkx.com

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