GMP’s Editor-in-Chief Noah Brand talks about community-building, page views, and feminism in an interview on business news site The Jane Dough.
Noah Brand shared his personal opinions on a variety of subjects today on women’s business news site The Jane Dough.
Here’s an excerpt:
TJD: How do you expect the site to change and grow in the coming months? What are your editorial priorities, so to speak?
NB: I find that the phrase I keep repeating in conference calls is “positive and empowering”. Men are socialized to repress our emotions and not communicate openly, so creating a space where men can talk openly about grief, about love, about stress and fear, or just about the goofy little moments that make up life, is in itself empowering. There are an awful lot of things that have gone untalked-about; we’re working to change that.
TJD: I noticed that you recently aired some grievances over the internet commenting situation on The Good Men Project. How do you deal with the pushback when you call out racism and sexism?
NB: “Political correctness” is the name for common courtesy and human decency used by people who are opposed to courtesy and decency. If someone doesn’t feel bound by any social obligation not to be a hateful jerk, I figure the best thing to do is simply point that out. It’s not just that they want to be racist and sexist, they don’t want to be looked down on for it. They want our sanction for their hate, so I figure the easiest solution is to simply withhold that sanction and continue to point out that they are rude, hateful people.
For the full interview, visit The Jane Dough.