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#47 Weekend reads – time to unleash the manbassadors

Last week I spoke about the need for the sisterhood to unite, this week, let’s talk about manbassadors. What’s a manbassador? They are men with a particularly powerful attitude and a whole lot of integrity.

In his discussion of 25 Characteristics of an Alpha Male, Chad Howse really nailed it:

“The alpha male doesn’t try to be an alpha male. That’s where so many fail. He is interested in life, in living. He’s fascinated by the world around him, in becoming the best man he can possibly become. He genuinely cares about people.”

That, to me, is a #Manbassador. A manbassador isn’t frightened of women or other men, or even LGBTIQ people, because he doesn’t need to manipulate or put people down to feel powerful. These men are role models in business and in life. They are examples to other men of what it means to be a great man.

A manbassador is comfortable in his own skin and comfortable in the role he takes on in his life — even if it is not a traditional male role. He steps in for boys and younger men lacking a role model of what it means to be a man today. He shows them how to respect themselves, others, and the world.

Manbassadors are a beautiful gift in any community, and with the on-going number of marriage breakdowns, resulting in so many children being raised without a father figure, he is an incredibly important and valuable member of society.

If you are a manbassador, speak up, show up, raise your voice, set the example, step in when needed to help raise the next generation of men, and let’s overcome the growing divide we are creating in the world today.

Honour the manbassadors in your life. Help them understand the role they could play in having a bigger impact in the world. Let’s put the voice of manbassadors on a bigger platform. Let’s all work together and take the conversation in a positive #WeToo direction. The world needs to move forward, united, with grace, love, and integrity at the centre.

So fellas, are you happy to be a manbassador? Happy to step up and change the current, negative, rhetoric? Think of the change we could create in the world if great men understood and acted on this idea?

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Content to read

And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.

Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction

Australian companies are being told to end the ‘greenwashing’ as a new report shows just how far they are from their climate targets

The haze is likely to hit Southeast Asia early in 2021—is climate change to blame?

 ‘A fundamental business issue’: Majority of UK CEOs preparing surge in climate-focused investment

A Bankruptcy Judge Lets Blackjewel Shed Coal Mine Responsibilities in a Case With National Implications


Super-cold thunderstorm sets temperature record

The Coal Plant Next Door

NSW wild weather: what we know so far about the flooding and evacuations

Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change

‘You can’t escape the smell’: mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia

Ad Agencies Step Away From Oil and Gas in Echo of Cigarette Exodus

Southeast Asia’s first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore

Better Managing Plastic Waste Could Combat Marine Pollution and Unlock Billions of Dollars for a Circular Economy: Southeast Asia

Climate explained: how particles ejected from the Sun affect Earth’s climate

Australians share footage of swarms of spiders fleeing into homes to escape rising floodwaters

Waitrose ditches magazines with disposable plastic toys

Spiders and snakes swarm Australian homes as they flee record floods tks Frank Roberts

Global heating pushes tropical regions towards limits of human liveability

Is NSW flooding a year after bushfires yet more evidence of climate change?

Bangkok fiddles whilst Chiang Mai burns – who’s behind the annual smoke season?

Australia floods: The weather event as big as ‘two European countries’

Climate fight ‘is undermined by social media’s toxic reports’

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study

Plastic Straws That Quickly Biodegrade in the Ocean? Not Quite, Scientists Say

Sydney weather: Flood evacuation orders issued for parts of Sydney’s west — as it happened tks  Willie Wahlin

Australia floods: Young couple’s house swept away near Sydney

You don’t need a new phone, so here’s how to keep your old one running like new

 Eunice Foote: The Climate Science Pioneer

Walrus spotted in Wales, days after one seen off Ireland


Coronavirus: ‘Double mutant’ Covid variant found in India

Dozens of arrests as thousands march in London against Covid lockdown

You asked, we answered: Do the COVID-19 vaccines contain aborted foetal cells?

They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In.

Miami Beach imposes emergency curfew over spring break ‘chaos’

Phuket ‘to reopen by July’

Covid: Past infection increases vaccine response six-fold

Global Politics

Andrew Laming: Australian MP apologises over comments to women

If the Economy Overheats, How Will We Know?

Scott Morrison embroiled in row with News Corp after being accused of ‘weaponising’ complaint claim minutes after fighting back tears tks Dylan Hartas

FOX 10 Phoenix Anchor’s Integrity Shines as She Resigns in Objection to Bias Reporting and Half-Truths

Trump to launch own social media platform

Laura Tingle on the Prime Minister’s apology tks Phillipa Edwards

Parliament House security guard Nikola Anderson describes finding Brittany Higgins on night of alleged rape in minister’s office

Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first woman president

Business and Technology

The Places You Can’t Fly to Anymore

Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome

When Texas Ended Its Mask Mandate, The Event Cancellations Started — And The Losses Are Adding Up

In 5 years, these jobs will be all but obsolete tks Francine Varner

Lawmakers Hammer Tech CEOs for Online Disinformation, Lack of Accountability

Suez Canal Backlog Grows as Efforts Resume to Free Trapped Ship

Nike, H&M face China fury over Xinjiang cotton ‘concerns’

Pope cuts pay for cardinals as Vatican finances hit by pandemic

The tech world needs women, now more than ever. Here’s why

One of the First Publicly-Traded Psychedelic Wellness Companies is Mapping the Mental Health Revolution tks Richard Lowe

Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity

Nike – Dream Crazier tks Pattie Grimm

Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective

Body-editing apps on TikTok ‘trigger eating disorders’

This Is Where 150 Years Of Ignoring Anti-Asian Racism Got Us

How People Learn to Become Resilient tks Tim Hamons

Georgia Spa Shooter Was a Patient at an Evangelical “Sex Addiction” Clinic

How the pandemic reversed old migration patterns in Europe

What Equal Pay Day Gets Wrong

Behind the loathing of the Duchess of Sussex

Anti-Asian hate: ‘Try to be brave and stand up’

The police officer killed in the Boulder supermarket shooting was the father of 7 tks Barry Graubart

Child migrants: First photos emerge of Biden-era detention centres

Ann Lowe’s Barrier-Breaking Mid-Century Couture

‘Do you mind if I sit with you guys?’ Woman seeks help from skaters at park after man follows her for 40 minutes

Women and ageing: ‘I’ve developed the courage to live my own truth’ – picture essay tks Simone De Haas

In City After City, Police Mishandled Black Lives Matter Protests

Queensland school’s Indigenous language program proves popular, with surprising results

A Call To Men | Tony Porter

Passion, humour, history

A stunning image of the Milky Way took 12 years to photograph. It shows the ghost of a supernova.

Scientist Reveal Pioneering New Image Of First Ever Black Hole To be Pictured

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time review – a clever, uncanny love story

Let me know if anything jumped out at you?



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