Big news, everybody: The Men’s Rights Movement HAS WON!
In a video posted earlier today Paul Elam, the biggest
ego name in the small world of the Men’s Rights movement, congratulated his troops for a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
And then he announced that he was quitting the Men’s Rights movement altogether.
We’ll get to that in a moment. For now, let’s let him savor his GIANT WIN. In the video, he explains that:
for the past seven years, I have put quite a bit of effort into A Voice for Men, a Men’s Rights Activist website. That time has been electrifying, stressful, satisfying, and at times pretty brutal. The mission there, to facilitate the entrance of men’s issues into the public discourse, has been successful.
It’s true. AVFM has gotten the Men’s Rights movement some attention, much in the same way that this small child has drawn attention to his, er, cause.
While Elam acknowledges that “we have light years to go on men’s issues being addressed,” he pats himself and his comrades on the back for “play[ing] a big role in kickstarting the conversation.”
Congratulations, dudes. You pestered people until they noticed you.
For that, I’m quite proud and very grateful to the team of volunteers who played a huge role in making that happen. That team will continue the work into the future, even as I will be less directly involved in the process.
Elam will now be describing himself as AVFM’s “figurehead and founder.” And a “former MRA.”
I doublechecked, and it’s not April Fool’s day, so apparently Elam’s flounce is real.
But don’t see this as Elam giving up as journalists stop calling him and his once-notorious website slides further into oblivion.
No! This is something he’s been really “looking forward to,” as he’ll now be able to spend more time yelling about women on YouTube.
Sorry, “An Ear for Men.”
His slogan: “The Penis In Your Hand.”
Sorry: “The Pen Is In Your Hand.”
For some reason his new counseling service requires that he spend a lot of his time yelling about women in YouTube videos. Recent offerings on his An Ear For Men channel include:
- Toxic Femininity and Relationship Violence
- 7 Ways to Screen Out Loser Women
- Problem Women
- Teach a Woman to be Accountable in 5 Steps
- Talk About Women — Even When it Offends
Huh. Seems like his Patreon is off to a bit of a slow start.
I’m sure things will pick up.
Godspeed, Paul. We won’t miss you.