I truly believe we will only become fully free when we finally give up the idea of male supremacy. It’s not going to be easy and it’s not something we can do individually. I see lots of men in relationships, out of relationships, as fathers, wanting to be fathers–men who are overly ambitious, and others who lack motivation whatsoever.
All of them–of us, because I don’t leave myself out–are stuck in an individual way out. There’s a lot that we can do on our own. There’s patterns to unlearn, there are assertions to be challenged, and therapy is a great place for this, but we can really stop short at the idea that we can give up supremacy and still feel powerful.
We absolutely can and my article, Give Up Male Supremacy to Embrace Freedom at The Good Men Project goes further.
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Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert based in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working with men and their families for over 10 years. Justin is on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and writes a weekly column for the Good Men Project called Unmasking Masculinity. He can be found on local and national podcasts talking about assertiveness, anger, self-compassion, all with the goal of becoming the man you want to be. He works with all men but has a particular focus on providing counseling for fathers (and guys hoping to become dads!)