Sheryl Sandberg Claims Men Who “Lean In” Have Better Sex Lives

March 6, 2015  |  

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization has partnered with Getty Images to create editorial photos for the #LeanInTogether campaign. According to The Huffington Post, the campaign will persuade men to help women fight gender inequality. Sandberg claims that by the media having access to such diverse stock images that show men in more supportive images, people will begin to see men and their roles in a more positive light.

Sandberg said the following about the campaign with Getty:

“I think people want to do the right thing, they want to portray women the right way, they want to portray men the right way but we often don’t know how. Getty is saying here is a portrayal of women and men that Lean In supports and that we support. And similarly, men are saying here’s a portrayal of what I believe as a man and that this is good for men.”

This morning, Sandberg and Wharton Business School Professor Adam Grant also penned a New York Times article stating that men who are more involved in bridging the gender gap at work and at home will have better sex lives. In their piece, Sandberg and Grant claim that when men participate in household responsibilities, they personally benefit by creating better relationships with their children and partners. Also, by learning how to help with household duties and showing that they can be more involved, men will greatly help the women in their lives and even inspire their daughters to be leaders:

But the greatest positive impact may be on the next generation. Research in numerous countries reveals that children of involved fathers are healthier, happier and less likely to have behavioral problems. They are also more likely to succeed in school and, later, in their careers. A powerful study led by the University of British Columbia psychologist Alyssa Croft showed that when fathers shouldered an equal share of housework, their daughters were less likely to limit their aspirations to stereotypically female occupations. What mattered most was what fathers did, not what they said. For a girl to believe she has the same opportunities as boys, it makes a big difference to see Dad doing the dishes.

Some believe Sandberg’s philosophies can be one-dimensional, especially for families who struggle financially, but what do you think of this new campaign?


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