GMP invites you to take a stand for yourself and the things that don’t define you.
We at The Good Men Good Men Project strive to answer the always evolving question, “What makes a good man?” In our pursuit of finding answers, we find ourselves asking another worthwhile question:
Is it fair to label or stereotype people because of who they are, what they have done, or what has been done to them?
This is a question brought on by the ever-present eye of society, particularly in the realm of race and gender. It’s a question of personal definition that goes hand-in-hand with GMP’s mission. Society has pondered this question since the beginning of time—before disagreements and differences didn’t draw lines, breed hate or carry the weight of war.
The circumstances that cause doubt in the way one defines themselves have evolved with the question itself. Rape, sexual abuse, and disability have rapidly found a place on that growing list of circumstances. Too often, they’re circumstances we as human beings can’t control. We can only control the way we react and respond to them. Yet, society tends to automatically assume a questionable action or wrong doing defines the person or people involved—regardless of whether or not they were the victim.
With that comes struggle, pain, and the blueprint for incredible stories of strength.
It’s time to stop pondering and start making your voice heard. Time to make bold statements and tell even bolder stories. Most importantly, it’s time to truly take a stand and let the world know you are a person.
Want to join us?
Send your submissions to Erin Kelly, our Social Justice Editor at [email protected]
Thanks for being a part of the most important conversation of the 21st Century–the conversation no one else is having.Photo: Fabi Fliervoet/Flickr