Passing the hat: Fall 2012

I see by my sundial throwing longer shadows earlier in the day it is time for the fundraising initiative we undertake every change of season here at A Voice for Men.

This has never an been activity I particularly liked, but it is also something that we cannot do without, given what we do.

I will say that this time I am more excited about it than usual. After two years of slogging through the muck of the current zeitgeist, smacking hornet’s nests on sight, pushing the best men’s rights literature ever seen on the internet, dealing with legions of winged monkeys, sycophants holding up apology signs for videos like POW’s, media hacks and denunciations from once prestigious “civil rights” organizations, we have finally begun to see the realization of what we set out to do.

First, the conversation about men’s rights is starting to makes its way to the public table. The proof of that can be found, among other places, in the fear based actions of those trying so hard and so feverishly to shut us up right now.

A huge boost to the effort to change the dialogue that cannot be understated is that we have finally pushed through the lace curtain, and women from all walks of life are filing in to join us, side by side, with the mission. This is a first for the MRM.

Part two is activism on the ground. While still fledgling efforts, MRA groups that are direct offshoots of this website have sprung up in at least four countries, and even in their earliest efforts, they have caused comically hysterical reactions from feminist ideologues who are clearly terrified by the idea that their hegemony over the discussion is under fire. They have reason to be afraid.

I say all this to say that we are still early in the game. While much encouraging progress is being made, we have a long way to go. But, if you will forgive the cliché, Rome was not built in a day. We have many more obstacles than limitations on materials and manpower.

With this fundraiser we announce that AVfM will henceforth issues topical press releases after each quarter, and hopefully more than that. That will be undertaken by AVfM News Director Robert O’Hara. Another expense, another weapon in the fight from AVfM. Regular news releases are very expensive, but they are also a great asset to have in our arsenal.

AVfM Activism Coordinator Steve Berkimer is waiting for funds to order the printing of 10,000 “Men’s Rights are Human Rights” AVfM stickers which he will be distributing to men’s groups on the streets across the US, Canada Australia and the UK.

As you can see from the fundraising thermometer accompanying this post, our goal is the most ambitious so far. 10,000 dollars. We hope to meet or exceed it within the week allocated for the fundraiser. That is the kind of quarterly numbers we are talking about to duplicate the growth of the first two years and to take this thing to the next level.

We have no one but you to count on to make that happen.

I will close with a word of thanks to all of you who regularly support this site. Every bit of success we have found has been because of your willingness to part with hard earned money to help us find our legs. Now that we have them we want to start running.

Let’s do this thing.

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