The Good Men Project and “Accidental” Rape

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In its recent series of posts on rape, the Good Men Project has been focusing on “nice guys” who “accidentally” commit rape because things like consent are “confusing.” In this post I address some of the Good Men Project’s writers’ statements about rape and argue that while they clearly think they are taking on rape culture they are actually feeding it. [Read more...]

“Legitimate Rape” and the Good Men Project

slut shaming

By now you have probably heard about the Good Men Project’s recent putting its foot in its mouth on the topic of rape by arguing that “nice” men can get confused by alcohol and “accidentally” rape someone and discussing the supposed “mixed messages” women send men in these situations. Plenty has been written on this already. What I want to do here is place what the Good Men Project is doing in a bit of historical context. [Read more...]