It is a simple truth. The men’s movement is growing, and in a way that is dangerous for feminists. God, writing that and knowing it is true borders on sexual excitement.
Recently we have seen a brave politician, an MP in Australia, standing up and calling out the fembots for the family destroying Nazis that they are. Here in America Congressman Ted Poe publicly proclaimed that VAWA should be rewritten in gender neutral terms. And I have it on very good authority that a growing number of staffers and political elites on Capitol Hill are starting to recognize and embrace the fact that something is amiss in the system of feminist governance and needs to change.
The rhetoric I witness in comments and even in the works of syndicated columnists is beginning to take on a different tone. Much of what I read is sentiments that could easily be culled from the articles and comments of places like AVfM and other MRA sites.
[quote style=”boxed” float=”left”]Who the hell is orry? I don’t know. He kind of came out of nowhere and then pitched in large with the bucks to help finance this thing during the transition.[/quote] Sure, misandric culture is hardly on its last legs, but the fact remains that a wind is starting to stir around the house of cards that feminists have deluded themselves into thinking of as a fortress.
And there is another factor that is slathering even more mortar between the bricks we are laying in this movement. Unity and cooperation. And it is happening on a level I thought would have been impossible three months ago.
If that trend continues, FTSU will become the status quo until we are able to put flowers on the grave of feminism, then unzip our pants and water them.
As I have been fond of droning on about around here, A Voice for Men has never looked so good. And that means it is time to offer some overdue public thanks to some key people who made it possible.
First, I want to start with orry. Who the hell is orry? I don’t know. He kind of came out of nowhere and then pitched in large with the bucks to help finance this thing during the transition. Hats off to you brother, and I hope you have found a way to read here without killing your eyes.
The same for long-time supporters Stu and Izzey and Alphabeta Supe, who added more than their usual generosity to the pot. All the things we are doing now are pricier than ever, and these contributors, along with all of you that scraped the sofa cushions for a little extra to put in the coffers, are the only reason we are staying ahead of the game.
Well, not the only reason. We have also been gifted with some technical expertise on a level we have never had before. Personally, I am first and foremost a writer. That means two almost universal truths. One, I can’t spell for shit, and two, I am a technical moron. Mike LaSalle from MND took the old AVfM and put it into WordPress for the official 1.0 version of the site.
When it came to the site you are reading this on now, we had many people on the assist, but it was Alek Novy’s team that set their personal business into the hole, and it was Alek Novy that went without sleep for more than a week so he could lead his team to AVfM 2.0 with his invaluable expertise as lead developer for the project. Thanking Alek for what he did seems kind of lame and inadequate. But I am here to do that just the same.
There is more good stuff on the way.
JtO (who actually can write and conjure technical wizardry), Keyster and myself have been meeting to fine tune the operations of AVfM Radio. The intent here is to move up the quality of the show on par with the improvements you have all witnessed here at the website.
AVfM Radio has enormous potential. Currently, between the live show, the BTR archives and posting them to YouTube (and soon iTunes) we have thousands of listeners to each episode. All that on a wing and a prayer, without proper formatting and organization.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” icon=”none”]We hope, and expect, that the radio program will be an increasingly devastating part two in the one-two punch of AVfM. We are working feverishly to accomplish that, with extreme prejudice.[/box]
And no, we have not forgotten register-her.com. Like many of the projects we take on, they take longer than expected to do them correctly. But with that project too, the correct version of it is definitely on the way. JtO is hard at work, even as he takes a hefty workload from AVfM Radio and the demands of this website. He will have it finished soon, though, and the press releases will start rolling out on a website we can all look at with pride and great expectation.
In conclusion, a brief recap on site matters here. We are in the summer slowdown, only we have not slowed down at all in terms of traffic. Despite being down for a week for the rebuild, we are still angling slowly for a place in the top 100,000 Alexa worldwide rankings. Our traffic is still good and growing.
[quote style=”boxed” float=”right”]For Perseus and others that expressed concerns, the popular comments have been eliminated and replaced with a more aesthetically appealing list of recent comments near the bottom of the page.[/quote] Comments are slower, but that was actually part of the growth plan. When we switched over to a system that requires users to register before they can comment we knew it would cause an immediate dip. It also eliminated a lot of trolling and red thumb bandits.
And, as time goes by, we are confident that we will return to prior levels of commenting, only with (if you can imagine) even better quality of comments in general.
For Perseus and others that expressed concerns, the popular comments have been eliminated and replaced with a more aesthetically appealing list of recent comments near the bottom of the page. We know many of you check that area and that it does, as Perseus indicated, enhance our sense of community.
I would like to suggest to regular commenters that you consider getting a Gravitar that will replace the image next to your name in the comments with something of your choosing. We are putting a lot of work into the appearance of the site and those images really help us toward that end.
Please keep your comments and suggestions coming in. We can’t say “yes” to all of them, but none of us here forget that your ideas and opinions are a critical component of making AVfM quite unlike any other online community of men.