Categories
a voice for men Dean Esmay drama drama kings MRA paul elam

Dean Esmay quits A Voice for Men in what he seems to kind of want us to think is an amicable split

Paddle paddle paddle
Paddle paddle paddle

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:

https://twitter.com/deanesmay/status/623796900903432192

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:

My pussy supply.
Smooth Operating Officer.

I look forward to the inevitable meltdown of the facade of amicability between Esmay and his former boss.

Please read the newly revised COMMENTS POLICY before commenting.

 

118 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
aussiesmurf
6 years ago

“It was totally mutual! We’re still friends! That restraining order was a mistake!!!”

delphi_ote
delphi_ote
6 years ago

Who is this guy posting polite, professional, and coherent messages on Twitter and what has he done with Dean Esmay?

tomtom94speaks
6 years ago

so I guess you could say Dean Esmay is going his own way

idledillettante
6 years ago

First John Hembling and now Dean Esmay. I guess Paul Elam provides high-conflict relationships on an egalitarian basis.

Philip Rose
Philip Rose
6 years ago

He could always go back to write HIV denialism posts.

katz
katz
6 years ago

I don’t say this often, but…I have to give AVFM credit. They’re acting like serious professionals for once.

I wouldn’t put money on how long it’ll last.

Bazia
Bazia
6 years ago

idle d, let’s not forget Woolybumblebee and Diana Davison:

Bonnie Blue
Bonnie Blue
6 years ago

They’re imploding from within!

Okay, not really. They were already imploding from within.

steampunked (@steampunked)

Maybe he’s happier now and just doesn’t feel so much of a need to be attached to a perpetual rage machine? If so, may they all have that revelation.

andiexist
andiexist
6 years ago

@Bonnie Blue

Implosion accelerates! Soon we will have a tiny black hole, but we’re gonna miss it because it can’t exist for very long.

gorillaella
6 years ago

i think that when he was replaced as Apauling’s (does that work as a pun – wingman he threw a major hissy fit and the shit hit the fan – to mix a couple metaphors

andiexist
andiexist
6 years ago

Also, have another paddling mouse.

http://www.kimballstock.com/pix/ROD/06/ROD-06-KH0043-01P.JPG

*paddle paddle*

GiJoel
GiJoel
6 years ago

Floating Fedoras everywhere.

Jon9
Jon9
6 years ago

Oh? And just why did the cat on the left not gain consideration for WHTM’s Chief Operating Officer role? It couldn’t have anything to do with the colour of it’s fur could it? Shame on you, sir! (Unless of course you are merely the Darth Vader to the black cat’s Emperor Palpatine, and the grey cat is your Grand Moff Tarkin equivalent, in which case never mind haha) 🙂

But seriously though, I’ve never thought it can be good for someone’s health if you keep continually raging about all those “Insert highly misogynistic and offensive terms” women that they appear to hate so damn much. I mean, I believe I read somewhere on this site that Elam is tweeting hundreds of time a WEEK about all those horrible female enemies of his? Shit, don’t these sorts of guys have any downtime they utilise? You know, play some golf or table tennis or something, have a walk and embrace the air outside, dine out at some fancy restaurant or whatever, anything really? There’s gotta be some real hobbies they must surely have that DOESN’T involve them raging at humanity and actually must give them some amount of joy in their life? Right?

Right?

mrkfoster
mrkfoster
6 years ago

To quote a great and unfortunately dead American:

Wonderful things happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden of assholes

Paul Michael Tidwell
6 years ago

another fissure in our enemies! rejoice! too bad it didn’t go down the way woolybumblebee did

katz
katz
6 years ago

Oh my god, the paddling mouse. Andisexist, can I just keep you in my pocket so you can feed me a steady stream of cute animal pictures?

Judas Peckerwood
Judas Peckerwood
6 years ago

Maybe Esmay and Elam can get Davis Aurini and Jordan Owen to recommend a good MRA relationship counselor.

Shalimar
Shalimar
6 years ago

My guesses for Dean’s reasons:

A) Elam never did pass along the money AVfM raised back in February to get Dean’s tooth fixed

or

B) Elam has been pushing Esmay to sign up for An Ear For Men and pay Elam $90 an hour for counseling, as a positive example for all the other minions, causing Dean to finally reach his “I don’t mind working full time for free, but now you want me to give you all the money I don’t make from a real job too?” breaking point.

Falconer
Falconer
6 years ago

Between dragons and mouses, is there anything andiexist touches that does not become wonderfully adorably cute?

anon
anon
6 years ago

While I enjoyed this breakup I noticed a distinct lack of skulls.

It just isn’t the same if disturbing bathtub videos or skulls aren’t involved.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Maybe Esmay and Elam can get Davis Aurini and Jordan Owen to recommend a good MRA relationship counselor.

An Ear For Men for An Ear For Men? Earformenception!
http://i.imgur.com/IJaUD.gif

Miss Andry
6 years ago

Also, in honor of WHTM’s cat obession:
http://i.imgur.com/IaLG69W.gif

1 2 3 5
%d bloggers like this: