In the wee hours of the morning, this morning, there was a great disturbance on the Internet, as if millions of shitposters suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. For about ten seconds.
What had happened? This:
Have resigned from A Voice for Men. Wish everybody there the best.
— Dean Esmay (@deanesmay) July 22, 2015
Huh. That’s interesting.
But I’m not exactly stunned to hear that another Men’s Rightser has had what looks like a big falling out with the rather temperamental Paul Elam. Or perhaps that Elam has had a falling out with him?
Oh, sorry, I’m being told that Esmay is quitting “to look after his health” and to “take his activism in a different direction.”
That’s A Voice for Men’s explanation, anyway.
Esmay own explanation, which he posted in a Twitlonger shortly after his announcement, also mentions the health thing:
I am taking some time off, looking after my long-neglected health, and relaxing with family and friends.
But he also notes, a little enigmatically,
Unless there is some serious issue of life and limb that requires grand drama, it’s never a good idea to air philosophical and personal conflicts publicly.
I have quit A Voice for Men because it was time to move on. That is all. I am on speaking terms with everybody.
It seems as though Esmay is, for once, trying to be diplomatic. But he doesn’t seem very good at it. “On speaking terms” is not exactly what you’d call a ringing endorsement of the Cult of Elam, which had utterly consumed Esmay’s life for a number of years.
Esmay promises that
I will also continue to be a shit-stirrer, but now, as a civilian. At least until I find my next home. 🙂
So with that, I would like to introduce We Hunted the Mammoth’s new Chief Operating Officer, Dean Esmay!
Just kidding. We Hunted the Mammoth’s chief operating officer is the one on the right here:
I look forward to the inevitable meltdown of the facade of amicability between Esmay and his former boss.
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