Rethinking Your Hatred of the Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Has a Long Tradition of Being a Little Creepy

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The Elf on the Shelf—creepy or not creepy? Kelly McQuain thinks not.

Some Things I’m Afraid All Men May Fear

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Here are some things Jay Snook fears as a man. Do you fear them, too?

How to (Quite Possibly) Make (Girl)friends and Influence People…By Not Acting Like a Jerk

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“It seems to me that truly decent, above-board and non-threatening conversational overtures often get lost in the cascading white noise of street harassment and responses to it,” writes N.C. Harrison.

What a Pair of Great Big Apes Taught Me About Brotherhood

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“Little moments of brotherhood deserve our attention, even when they happen between a pair of great, big, hairy apes,” writes N.C. Harrison.

A Good Man in Monrovia Battles the Ebola Epidemic

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Good Men Project columnist N.C. Harrison discusses the altruistic efforts of Liberian ambulance driver Gordon Kamara, one of the best men he’s ever heard of.

The Hijab, Feminism, and Globalization

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Angelus Morningstar discusses the many problems with a ban on Islamic religious clothing.

Why I Empathize with Jessa Duggar…and Why Empathy Can Revolutionize the Internet

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“Empathy and good feelings can make the Internet a better and safer place for everyone,” writes N.C. Harrison.

Arrow Dynamics: Why I’ll Never, Ever Stop Aiming for the Target

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N.C. Harrison discusses how archery practice has helped him cope with rejection.

Promiscuity Without Entitlement, for Men

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Angelus Morningstar explains how men can enjoy being promiscuous without having to resort to pick-up tactics and other behaviors that can demean their sexual partners.

It’s All About Empathy: Having a Daughter CAN Make You More Aware of Women’s Issues (Seriously!)

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“A father who becomes awakened to the issues of women because of the tiny life that he has helped to create has become, by any measure, a better person,” writes N.C. Harrison.

The Dynamics of Polyamory and Couple Privilege

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“Polyamory must be tailored to personal circumstances; it is broad enough include both relationships that are entirely fluid, and ones that reinforce patterns of stability,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

Three Cheers for Cartoon Characters Who Don’t Conform To Gender Roles

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N.C. Harrison examines an animated series that’s challenged one gender stereotype after another.

Roy Wasn’t A Perfect Man, But He Was a Good One. Here’s Why He’ll Be Missed

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“He wasn’t a perfect man, by any means, but none of us are and just as our good cannot wipe out our faults, neither can our evils wipe out the small kindnesses that mean so much,” writes N.C. Harrison.

Why the Uncool Kids Ask All the Tough Questions and Do All the Important Work

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“If we all want to be one of the conformist cool kids, then nothing will ever get done because it is the uncool kids who do all the world’s innovative work,” writes seminarian N.C. Harrison.

I Grew Up Brown in a White Family…and Here’s What I Learned About Racism

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“My brownness isn’t something to be blind to or to love me in spite of. It is who I am,” writes activist Candice Russell.

Men, We Must Change Our Thinking To Address Street Harassment

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Jason Francis wants men to know that even though Street Harassment isn’t their direct issue , it doesn’t absolve them from their part in the equation.