CLARIFICATION: According to filmmaker Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam says that the tweet I quoted was not his. His exact quote, according to her: “No, it is not my tweet and I did not authorize it, nor does it reflect my feelings.”
I believe that Elam is lying, and will offer my evidence in a post shortly.
UPDATE: And here is that post.
By David Futrelle
Apparently he couldn’t hold it back any longer. Paul Elam, proud founder of the Men’s Rights hate site A Voice for Men, has insisted over and over again that despite all appearances to the contrary, he’s really not a misogynist — and that all he really wants is true equality between men and women.
So imagine my shock when I saw this pop up on the tweeter earlier today:
I have so many questions. So that whole “slavery” thing was just a little “oopsie” compared to the terrible blunder that was … giving women the same voting rights as men? Apparently so, at least in the fevered brain of one of the most well-known MRAs out there.
Another pressing question: Why can’t Elam learn the difference between a “voting bloc” — that is, “a group of voters that are strongly motivated by a specific common concern or group of concerns” — and a “voting block,” which would the dude pictured below, I guess, if he were in the process of casting a ballot. (Elam has evidently been confused about this distinction for some time.)
I tweeted at Elam’s two best-known sort-of-mainstream supporters — author Warren Farrell and director Cassie Jaye — to see what they thought of Elam’s tweet, but have gotten no response from either one yet. And somehow I doubt I ever will.
EDITED TO ADD: The @MRApsychic Twitter account has now vanished. But it doesn’t say the account was suspended so maybe Elam deleted it? I replaced the embedded tweet with a screenshot and linked to an archived version.
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