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11Feb/116

The Good Men Project

Let me echo the comments of fellow well-named feminist man, Jeff, on Feminist Allies -- the Good Men Project does not strike me as feminist and it seems to perpetuate the same structural issues, but simply from a masculine, "nice guy" perspective.

I don't wish to overstate my criticism.  I support any discussions of masculinity, and a lot of the things at TGM seem like they're going in the right direction.  I'm just uneasy about it all.  I can't quite put my finger on it all.  They seem to have a number of posts that simply celebrate good men doing good things.  It stikes me as the kind of puff pieces your local paper does, profiling a "good" person in the community.  I mean, I get that they're "The Good Men Project" and they want to showcase men who are, well, "good," but it just doesn't strike me as particularly progressive, or feminist, or anything.

I can't quite put my finger on it.  Any of the commenters have any thoughts?

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