One thing is clear: The discussion needs to continue.
Starting today, there will be two new sections on The Good Men Project. One will be on “The Issues of Men’s Rights” and one will be “Men and Feminism”.
For the “Issues of Men’s Rights,” we would like to be able to highlight, discuss, and look to solutions around the specific issues the Men’s Rights Activists have. We will start some of the topics that were highlighted in the post that ran on The Top 10 Men’s Rights Issues, including Father’s Rights, Anti-Male Double Standards, Reproductive Rights, False Accusations, and Educating Boys. We are open to others.
The “Men and Feminism” section will be a place for intelligent discussion about the ways in which feminism can benefit men. Articles for this section, like all of our posts, should be framed within a male POV. In the spirit of continued discussion, we will repost some of the original posts that put us in the crossfire. We will continue with some new, additional posts on the debate; some that are critical of the way that we handled the situation, some that are supportive. We are clear on one thing: This is a discussion that needs to continue.
We will be moderating comments. This is not an invitation for MRA’s and Feminists to go to war. It is intended to continue the discussion of topics that are important to men. If you do not think that Men’s Rights or Feminism are worthy of discussion, please reserve your comments for other articles in our other sections, which include Dads, Sex and Relationships, Sports, Ethics and Values, Advice and Confessions (including many of the first person narratives that are at our core), Psychology/Health/Addiction, and many others.
If you comment on posts within these sections, you must follow our commenting guidelines. In particular, you cannot attack the author of the post, The Good Men Project as an organization, or other commenters. You must remain on the topic of the original posts. In addition, you cannot criticize the ideology of the other organization. You cannot bash feminism as a whole nor Men’s Rights Activism as a whole, nor any of the individuals within those organizations.
We encourage civil discussions and debate around the specific points of the articles. We also encourage you to submit counter-posts to any posts you disagree with.
Please send submissions or address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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