Posts tagged "the good men project"

The Soapbox: On Hugo Schwyzer, Personal Essay Writing & Redemption

Last week, the controversial professor, feminist blogger and personal essayist Hugo Schwyzer announced on his blog, in an interview with NYmag.com and again in LA Weekly that he was retiring his notorious public persona and quitting the internet for good (or— for the time being, he corrected himself some days later in yet another goodbye).

By: Melissa Petro / August 5, 2013

Huh? Good Men Project Founder Calls NY Times Piece On The Benefits Of Paternity Leave An “Attack On Dads-At-Large”

Last week, The New York Times published a fairly straight forward news piece on the bountiful array of studies conducted here and in other parts of the world that suggest that offering paternity leave to new fathers could actually help stimulate the U.S. economy while also supporting women in their quest for work/life balance. The piece start…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2013

The Soapbox: Women Wear Yoga Pants Because They Are Comfortable, Not Because They Apparently Give You A Boner

Poor Nathan Graziano. He has an obsession and is surrounded by temptation all the time. He can't stop thinking about women in yoga pants, especially now that us ladies are wearing them in places outside of yoga class. "Yoga pants have brought out my worst chauvinistic characteristics -- the characteristics I’d like deny exist inside…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 20, 2013

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Closed Indefinitely, Plus Controversy At The Good Men Project

The national body of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has decided to close their UVM chapter indefinitely following that "Who would you rape?" survey scandal. [Burlington Free Press] Has the women's rights movement screwed over poor women? [Jezebel] Sigh. Sarah Palin continues to tease that she may still run for President, saying, "It's not too late..."…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 19, 2011

How Not To Respond When Your Partner Doesn’t Hit The Big O

"You didn’t finish, did you?” he asked. “No,” I said. I’ve lied before, but I’m trying to wean myself away from it. Lying only adds a layer of mental unease to any lingering physical dissatisfaction I might be feeling, and assuaging false pride rarely seems like a good deal. The dishonesty (to myself) leaves a…

By: Emily Heist Moss / May 27, 2011

“The Boyfriend Trainer” Video Game Teaches Tweens To Slap Their Boyfriends

Given all the video games that depict women in sexist and degrading roles, it's about time someone made a video game offensive to men. (Sarcasm, people.) Meet "The Boyfriend Trainer," in which a chick "trains" her boyfriend to behave by slapping and tasing him, is wholly inappropriate to be marketed to impressionable tween girls. And…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2011

Guy Talk: If You’re Married, Wear Your Wedding Ring

With the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton just over two weeks away, Buckingham Palace is letting out daily updates of the impending nuptials. Few bits of news have proved as controversial as the announcement that the future king will forgo a wedding band after he’s married.That decision hasn’t been well received by…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / April 13, 2011

Guy Talk: Is It Natural For Older Guys To Lust After Young Women?

In my office, Amber is telling me a familiar story. She’s come to talk about her autobiography paper for my women’s studies class, and she reads part of her rough draft aloud. “I was 12, and this car pulled up alongside me as I was walking home from school … the driver looked a little…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 31, 2011

Why Do We Forgive Adulterous Women?

In a recent piece on The Good Men Project about the double standard regarding adultery, Tom Matlack asks, “When was the last time a woman got dragged through the mud for cheating?” I offer a slightly different question: When was the last time a woman was exposed for cheating—and the story wasn’t crafted around a…

By: Blixa Scott / March 14, 2011

Guy Talk: How Men’s Rights Activists Get Feminism Wrong

When I was getting clean and sober in a Twelve Step program many years ago, there was one phrase from the literature that always resonated with me. We addicts have been, the book said, the “architects of our own adversity.” Yes, I thought the first time I read that. It’s time to stop blaming other…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 10, 2011

What Does It Mean To Be A Good Man?

Wouldn't it be nice if all the good men in the world had an invisible stamp on their hand, and all you had to do to find one was shine a black light on it? But, uh, what constitutes a "good man" anyway? Tom Matlack of The Huffington Post is attempting to answer that questio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 16, 2009