The Good Men Project
October 16, 2011 5:16 PM   Subscribe

The Good Men Project
“The Good Men Project is a glimpse of what enlightened masculinity might look like in the 21st century,” the press raved when we launched, and that was exactly what we were hoping for. Finally, “a cerebral, new media alternative” to glossy men’s magazines was born. In fact, The Good Men Project is not so much a magazine as a social movement; an ongoing in-depth discussion that has by now involved millions of people, all getting back to a core question of “what does it mean to be a good man in these modern times?”.

At The Good Men Project, we explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has. We are not afraid to tackle the tough subjects: pornography, war, race, politics, thoughtful sex, psychology, aging, and a brand new form of fatherhood. We are not afraid to invite our community into the conversation at every step of the way. Our content reflects the multidimensionality of men — we are alternatively funny and serious, provocative and thoughtful, earnest and light-hearted. We search far and wide for new stories and new voices from “the front lines of modern manhood.” And we do it without moralizing and without caricaturizing our audience; we let guys be guys, but we do it while challenging confining cultural notions of what a “real man” must be.
Role: Writer, Social Media Strategist
posted by JackVarnell (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Perhaps of note: this was posted to the MetaFilter front page about a year ago.
posted by jedicus at 7:09 PM on October 16, 2011

Pop-up ads? Are you guys serious?
posted by pwally at 10:04 AM on October 19, 2011

I can't help but wish you demonstrated more interest in participating in the community rather than utilising it as a PR avenue, Jack. You haven't done anything wrong, but is it what a good man would do?
posted by smoke at 3:40 AM on October 20, 2011

I wish it was called "The Men's Project" instead.
posted by Jairus at 11:01 AM on October 21, 2011 [2 favorites]

Jedicus, thanks for the link. I was unaware there had been discussion here already. Of note indeed. Thanks.

Pwally... Sorry. Decisions on monetizing are not my call.

Smoke, Bear with me. Metafilter is new to me and to this point havent really learned the ins or outs or had much more of a chance to participate. This will change. As evidenced by this initial post job one for me is creating awareness. Had I seen last years post I may have opted to not make this one in favor of a more topical one. No harmful intent here.

Jairus-- haha me too some days. Im not that "Good" at it.

Thanks for the feedback all, I do hope you will check in with us once in a while, participate a little and let us know your thoughts. The one thing I do know in this early stage is there is a desire for community and discussion on what is important to you, not an editorial agenda.
Thanks-- Jack
posted by JackVarnell at 9:07 PM on October 21, 2011

I wish it was called "The Men's Project" instead.

Amen. The "good" / "bad" dichotomy is a little regressive.
posted by Miko at 6:46 PM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

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