Cool Stuff: The Good Men Project

Many women often ask themselves or their friends: “Why is it so hard to find a good man these days?” The answers could come from a long list of possibilities, anywhere from personal experiences, shallow dating pool or just plain bad luck. But, ladies, just because you haven’t been successful now doesn’t mean the task is impossible to accomplish — especially when you have a resource such as The Good Men Project helping your cause along.

Established in 2009 by Tom Matlack, the website’s overall goal is to have “a conversation about the way men’s roles are changing in modern life — and the way those changes affect everyone.” On a daily basis, they tackle topics like relationships, the role of men in the modern family, politics, love, sex and everything in between.

“There are aspects of goodness that we feel are universal,” the website’s About Us page states. “We are working toward the goal of helping end oppression in all forms, including homophobia, racism and sexism…we are in pursuit of helping to make the world better, and we hope you’ll join us.”

Their lofty but worthwhile efforts come in various journalistic forms, like guest editorials, self-help articles and advice videos like the one below:

And this one focusing in on the need to protect children from shaming:

As a man trying to affirm and often re-affirm my ethical stance on relationship issues, (i.e. that I’m one of those good guys that girls are looking for but often pass up for destructive losers or the often tempting bad boy) it’s good to know that I am not the only soldier on the front lines engaging in the fight for what’s just and right.

And hopefully this project will help men around the globe to realize the true value of looking for and being an all-around good guy.

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