This comment is from Mervyn Kaufman, on the post The Atlantic and GMP
There simply is no other forum for a thoughtful discussion of manhood.
This, from Tom, is the most cogent and apt description of GMP I’ve ever read, a kind of mantra that all contributors should keep in mind, particularly because of the way The Atlantic has misinterpreted our thrust. Feminism is but one of the issues that we writers engage in GMP—and even among women feminism has infinitely varied meanings.
…I’m truly hopeful—and optimistic—that GMP will continue to be a forum for men of all ages and persuasions to be able to express themselves and air their concerns freely. There is no right or wrong, except where judicial and religious laws are concerned. I hope that GMP continues to tackle challenging subject matter without preaching…and that it continues to reach out ·(not to score points or make headlines) to men who, for whatever reason, may have allowed themselves to feel isolated and remote from the needs and demands of others in our society. Men are said to be stoics, always shouldering their pain. GMP should continue to challenge that bromide and encourage men to probe their feelings and beliefs without making judgments or setting limits. Tom, my heart is with you. You and Lisa have been responsible for publishing a number of pieces I’ve written…that no other outlet would have ever considered. In that respect, I feel truly blessed.
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