A look inside the place where the conversation no one else is having happens.
One of the greatest gifts of the digital era is the ability to share ideas rapidly among a multitude of people. Every day on our own internal Writers Group Facebook page, the writers and editors of The Good Men Project gather together virtually to discuss and debate the most compelling issues of our time. We’ll be curating the best of these discussions and bringing them to you as our new feature, “Inside the Conversation.” In doing so, we hope to offer our readers deeper insight into the minds and hearts of the writers you’ve come to love and admire—and to include you more fully in the conversation that no one else is having.
The following are the best parts of the conversation regarding a DailyMail story about a football fan who witnessed a female fan sexting another man—right in front of her boyfriend. As a result of this conversation, Adiba Nelson wrote “If My Boyfriend Cheats, Please Don’t Tell Me.”
At first, the conversation focuses on what the reaction would be if the genders were reversed.
Doug Ziegler: I heard about this on the radio this morning, and the backlash from many females (and some guys too) was 1) that it was none of his business 2) he could have put the woman’s in harm’s way because he has no idea if the man was abusive. But the question that popped into my head was this: if the genders were reversed, would the outcry be the same, or would be it be more along the lines of “That lady was helping that woman out by pointing out a potential cheater.” Thoughts?