Problem Solved: The Junk-Shot I.D.

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Tom Matlack is the co-founder of The Good Men Project. He has a 18-year-old daughter and 16- and 7-year-old sons. His wife, Elena, is the love of his life. Follow him on Twitter @TMatlack.


  1. Miranda says:

    I’m quickly learning that a quick way to suss out a person’s “goodness” (or, to stay in line with the self-pitying ‘the world hates men’ tone of this article–a man’s goodness) is to simply tell them “Some women don’t like it when their partners us porn because it causes yucky things to happen in the bedroom.”

    If a man reflexively resorts to bullying, shaming, projection, distraction, steamrollng, and/or name-calling at the person who dares to threaten his all-important manner of sexual self-pleasure, then he’s not necessarilly a “bad man”, but chances are he’s a jerk with zero ability to give a d*mn about anyone but himself. Although, in the real world this would apply to women as well.

  2. I’m sure you’re joking here but I have on serious question.

    In the long line of words used as slang for genitals why in the world do people refer to male genitals as “junk”?

    From wiki: “Waste (also known as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage, junk, litter) is unwanted or useless materials. “

    • Miranda says:

      Yeah, Matlack….Danny asks a great question. Why does the GMP use such a derogatory term to describe male sexual anatomy? I mean….I don’t even have to leave this page to see that word used in the titles of three articles. That’s kind of crass and disrespectful if you ask me.

  3. William says:

    You’re joking….right ?

    Me should have the right to view legal porn whenever they want and
    no one should have the power to decide how much porn they should watch.

    • Miranda says:

      It was an example that I used only because of some of the angry responses on the recent porn threads. I wasn’t saying men can’t watch porn, just as I’ve not tried to tell my fiancee that he can’t. But if his porn use began to affect his sex life with me, you’re darned right I’d tell him to cut it out, and I’d do the same for him (and DID do for my ex husband. Women watch porn too, you know).

  4. Tom

    you need to be careful about quoting people like RAINN

    Your stats from RAINN don’t include female on male rape. When female on male rape is included, men and women rape and are raped at equal rates, baring stranger rape, which is very rare.

    Also 1 in 6 boys have have an abusive or unwanted sexual experience before the age of 16.

    All the stats are on this thread, the ones on female on male rape were posted in the comments section.

  5. Anonymous Male says:

    Okay, I won’t challenge the idea that men are more violent or more likely to engage in things like terrorism.

    BUT, the list of examples of “percentage of bad people who are men” leaves a lot to be desired. Just one bone to pick out of many: let’s not assume that the justice system, including Gitmo, has no selection bias about who gets locked up. I find it hard to believe that anyone is still uncritically equating Guantanamo Bay detainees with “terrorists.” To be captured by soldiers and/or intelligence operatives and/or mercenaries means you’re guilty? Seriously? The U.S government itself has even determined that about a third of them are in fact not guilty – they are still detained because there is nowhere to send them.

    If there are disproportionate numbers of some groups in prisons compared to other groups, and that is a sign of discrimination, then might the same be true of the gender distribution in prison as well?

    As for terrorism, I posit what I think of as quite a feminist idea: there are probably far more female terrorist leaders and soldiers than the public can imagine. Perhaps they are far more sophisticated than their male counterparts, who are the ones more easily caught. Perhaps women terrorists are just much smarter than their bungling, impatient male counterparts. If women can be the equal or superior in any activity that men can do, why not the violent stuff, too?

    Anyway, an interesting joke, I think. If I missed all the satire and took the “bad boys list” too seriously, I apologize.

  6. Tom, you are forgetting that child abuse is a strong predictor of adult dysfunction, and women are doing the bulk of the child abuse and boys are bearing the loins share of it.

  7. *likes the big sister reference.

  8. Feminized men again. The legal system is as corrupt as ever fears not reality.

  9. daffodil says:

    There are other female terrorists who weren’t necessarily recruited by men, like the bombers in the Moscow subway. If I remember correctly, the school massacre in Beslan had some female terrorists. Not that it makes much difference to the point of the article….

  10. Referring to the male, sexual anatomy as “junk” pretty much sums up the whole point.

    Men, bad.

    Women, good.

    Take that sexist drivel out of this website.

    Oh, wait, this website is funded by whom?

  11. Andrew Farrell says:

    This has got to be some kind of satire. Thats the only conclusion I can draw when you cite Hitler in support of your position, not as a warning, but as a positive example.

    Needless to say, if you are serious, I plead the 4th.

  12. Henry Vandenburgh says:

    Glad to offer mine for a registry. Can I append a personal ad?


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