Men, Pressure, and Toxic Masculinity: Call for Submissions

On the Good Men Project’s Men’s Mental Health Social Interest Group’s convocast, moderated by Emily LaDouceur, we recently discussed what the pressure of living up to toxic masculinity roles and the #METOO movement was having on men,

Definitions of Success

When men, forty-five to sixty-four, decide that they can not live up to the power and money success goals as set by the Patriarchal society, they are prone to suicide – no responsibility, no apology, and no closure. There is another way. Give up societal mandated roles and be comfortable with your own identity. Once you break free, there are many ways to live a successful and productive life.

Personal redefinition

Accountability sets you free. Find your humanity and treat others equally. Stop toxic behaviors and engage in positive behaviors. Take time to heal. And, allow your emotional self to emerge. Humans are NOT defined by gender. We are defined by who we are and how we interact with others.

Personal Choice

Many men ask to feel, are told to feel, but not told how. Sometimes it’s nothing more than behaving as if you do and eventually the feelings emerge. It all comes down to doing an emotional and mental reset. In the end, if a man wants to change, he must CHOOSE to do so.


We want to hear your point of view. Have you looked at your life and decided you need a change? Have you made a change? Have you broken free of the stereotypical definition of masculinity? Have you gone beyond power and money and found success in other areas?

Your story is important. How have you changed your life? What steps did you take to free yourself of other’s expectations? How hard was it? What have you learned? How has it changed your relationships?

When you’re ready to submit, click the red box, below.


The Good Men Project is different from most media companies. We are a “participatory media company”—which means we don’t just have content you read and share and comment on but it means we have multiple ways you can actively be a part of the conversation. As you become a deeper part of the conversation—The Conversation No One Else is Having—you will learn all of the ways we support our Writers’ Community—community FB groups, weekly conference calls, classes in writing, editing platform building and How to Create Social Change.


Here are more ways to become a part of The Good Men Project community:

Request to join our private Facebook Group for Writers—it’s like our virtual newsroom where you connect with editors and other writers about issues and ideas.

Click here to become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project Community. Have access to these benefits:

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Are you stuck on what to write? Sign up for our Writing Prompts emails, you’ll get ideas directly from our editors every Monday and Thursday. If you already have a final draft, then click below to send your post through our submission system.

If you are already working with an editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person. If you are not currently working with a GMP editor, one will be assigned to you.

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Join our exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” — where community members are encouraged to discuss the issues of the week, get story ideas, meet other members and get known for their ideas? To get the call-in information, either join as a member or wait until you get a post published with us. Here are some examples of what we talk about on the calls.

Want to learn practical skills about how to be a better Writer, Editor or Platform Builder? Want to be a Rising Star in Media? Want to learn how to Create Social Change? We have classes in all of those areas.

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