The Good Bears Project

Lindsay Beyerstein

It was inevitable that the Good Men Project, the nation’s leading source of sensitive rape apologism, would spark a parody website.

You might think that a site that gives an anonymous self-described rapist a platform to argue that a little rape is acceptable collateral damage for a party hearty lifestyle is beyond parody, but the bloggers at the Real Good Men Project are giving it their best shot. Check RGMP to learn how subway flashers are do community service – they’re like blood donors, but for penises.

In that spirit, I’m launching the Good Bears Project, inspired by this video of waving bears from Buzzfeed, captioned: Watch all these happy bears wave at you. Are you waving back? I hope so, because they are being pretty friendly.”

Good point. Why can’t an 800-pound predator wave at a woman without feminists and zoologists freaking out?

Wave back, ladies. That bear’s just being nice. You should be flattered.

Lindsay Beyerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and In These Times staff writer who writes the blog Duly Noted. Her stories have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, Slate, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and other publications. Her photographs have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times’ City Room. She also blogs at The Hillman Blog (http://​www​.hill​man​foun​da​tion​.org/​h​i​l​l​m​a​nblog), a publication of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, a non-profit that honors journalism in the public interest.
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