Reforming Social Work
Would you like to contribute a post to the Reforming Social Work blog?
This blog takes as self-evident, on the basis of social work’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, that social work needs more men. We are not interested in arguing whether social work does in fact need more men or that our lack of gender diversity cannot be solved because “men just don’t care” or similar excuses for inaction.
We are interested in guest blog posts that offer readers the following:
strategies for motivating social work leadership to take action on the profession’s lack of gender diversity
partnerships with government officials, NGOs and philanthropies who may be interested in solving the problem even if social work leadership is not
your professional experience and insights into why social work needs more men, and how having more men would be good for clients, communities and the profession as a whole
ideas for what it will take to recruit more men and make men feel truly welcome as men
ideas for winning the support of those in the profession who may be ambivalent or unsure about having more men in the ranks
ideas for dealing with those in social work who may be actually hostile to the idea of having more men in the ranks
instances you have witnessed of social work gender bias or discrimination against male clients
you have witnessed or personally faced of social work gender bias or discrimination against male workers
other ideas that will advance the profession toward the goal of improved gender diversity in social work.
You must be willing to go on the record publicly; for the sake of credibility we cannot accept anonymous posts. We may ask you for documentation.
If you cite research, be prepared to provide a copy of the article for verification purposes only.
What would your first paragraph be?