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The Ten Most-Read Posts on We Hunted the Mammoth in 2015

Sorry, Boston. We're looking back anyway.
Sorry, Boston. We’re looking back.

As 2015 winds to a close, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the We Hunted the Mammoth posts that got the most attention over the past 12 months. Ten of them, to be precise. As these posts remind us, it’s been a weird and often sad year, one punctuated all too regularly with outbursts of misogynistic violence.

Indeed, there were so many such incidents that my post on Roosh’s bizarre and deeply creepy proposal to end rape by making it legal (on private property) didn’t even make it into the top five.

Let’s hope 2016 is a little happier. Or a lot.

Furious about Furiosa: Misogynists are losing it over Charlize Theron’s starring role in Mad Max: Fury Road

Scott Adams: We live in a matriarchy because men have to get permission for sex

MRA Peter Nolan: “Killing women is the only path to justice for men now.”

Feminist activist Grace Mann murdered; blogger blames her death on feminist jokes about misandry

Umpqua Community College shooter apparently announced his plans on 4chan yesterday

Angry misogynist murders women at showing of film by feminist comedian; police worry “we may not find a motive.”

In creepy Reddit megathread, thousands of women recount the first time they were perved on by a grown man

Pickup guru Roosh V: End rape by making it legal

The British teenager who tried to kill 3 women because no one will date him has fans. But that's not the scariest thing about him.

Young women with tattoos are “dickless Queequegs” abusing their freedom, possible threat to Men’s Rights

I’m not done with the 2015 retrospectives. I’m going to assemble some less-depressing best-of-2015 lists for you all over the next several days.

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Jurgan
4 years ago

Are these ranked? Which is the highest?

Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica
4 years ago

That was a lot of nope in 30 seconds.

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EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

I remember the Furiosa thread. MRAL came back like a monster from the ancient world, and got torn to pieces by Lea, Kirbywarp and Policy of Madness.

They don’t make trolls like that any more.

WeirwoodTreeHugger
WeirwoodTreeHugger
4 years ago

I might have to go revisit the Fury Road thread later. It got necro’d for months. I remember that much.

Bina
4 years ago

Seeing Peter Andrew Colon justifying femicide after a couple of threads in which men murdered women just for being women really puts the whole thing in perspective, does it not? I have no doubt that this man really does want to kill women in general, or at least a number of women in particular, ones known to him (and who have been trying to escape him for years).

Gawd how I hope the police are on the alert for him, wherever he is right now.

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

@Alan I have doubts as to whether they’ll get a conviction, but the evidence against him is overwhelming. It probably depends on whether the other allegations are admissible as evidence to establish a pattern of behavior. A reasonable doubt would require that all the accusers are lying.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ History Nerd

I know you certainly don’t mean it that way, but it’s a complete myth that a rape acquittal means the complainants must have been lying (or that the jury thought they were).

It’s that myth that feeds into the MRA ‘false accusations are rife’ thing.

As to your query re admissibility, I don’t do legal commentary any more but you may like to Google ‘similar fact evidence’ for some background.

Jurgan
4 years ago

@ History Nerd, frankly I don’t see how they could exclude all the others in a meaningful way. That is to say, everyone already knows about the allegations, and even if they instruct a jury to ignore them, they almost certainly will have the other stories in the back of their minds. It’s going to be tough finding an unbiased jury.

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

I’m speaking theoretically about reasonable doubt. There are lots of aquittals based on the jury’s unreasonable doubt.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ History Nerd

Yeah, there is some evidence to suggest that some US juries interpret the direction as *any* doubt. So any bizarre hypothesis compatible with not guilty gets an acquittal; no matter how implausible it may be.

In England the actual test is “so that you are sure [of guilt]” (although fictional works still use the ‘reasonable doubt’ thing). I don’t know if that’s any easier to apply.

As to the admissibility of the other incidents, like I say I won’t comment on the particular Cosby case, but Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence are identical (save for some bits only applicable in civil cases) to the general Federal Rules of Evidence.

[Similar fact evidence is Rule 404, if you want to have a look]

dhag85
dhag85
4 years ago

This means I’ve commented here for almost exactly 1 year. 🙂

sunnysombrera
sunnysombrera
4 years ago

Happy Mammothversary, dhag!

I’d like to see Cosby get convicted. Might show other rapists that if he can get sent down, so can they.

Falconer
Falconer
4 years ago

I hope we can get justice in the Cosby case, too.

I’m sad because I’m disappointed in him, though.

dhag85
dhag85
4 years ago

@sunnysombrera

Thank you!

Luzbelitx
4 years ago

Cheers David! This has been the best year of the blog since I read it, and I got LOTS of links to interesting articles and resources of all kinds.

Thank you for keeping this beautiful, loving community and for your commitment to the Elders of the Feminist something somthing world domination.

I will refuse to click on any of those articles today, and will post circus kitties instead:
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Also, how come RESPECTS IS EARN didn’t even make it to the list? HOW HAVE WE FAILED!?

Or any meme article, for that matter. Did I mention I love meme-themed articles?

Looking forward for more random memoirs! Consider making a list of meme articles! 😀

EDIT: RESPECTS IS EARN is from November, 2014. I’m still glad I brought it up.

Nequam
Nequam
4 years ago

@Falconer: Yeah, exactly. I’m still trying to reconcile the horrible behavior of the man with his ability to create some really classic comedy (and I’m not even talking about the Cosby Show here but rather his albums– I *still* smile thinking about lines from “Chicken Heart” or “Driving in San Francisco” or “Noah”, but the smile is tinged with sadness).

mockingbird
mockingbird
4 years ago

Aside: Anyone want to place bets on which MRA o MRA-adjacent sites this guy posts on?

http://m.newser.com/story/218277/guys-views-on-sex-disqualify-him-as-teacher.html

“Personally I think that online child predation should be legal, and find it ridiculous that one could be arrested for comments they make on the Internet.” He went on to write that “real life child predation should be legal” as long as it’s consensual and that the age of consent should be “either 0, or whatever age a child is when puberty begins.”When a professor discussed the statements with Oyama, he said it would be fine for a 12-year-old student to have a consensual relationship with a teacher, but that he would obey the law and report the relationship, according to the ruling.

Oyama made other comments his professors found concerning, such as disabled students being “fakers.” The comments were relevant in determining whether he should be allowed to work as a public school teacher, the panel concluded, and the university’s decision was “directly related to defined and established professional standards” at state and national levels. The ruling is troubling because it allows the university to censor someone’s opinions that aren’t acted upon, said Oyama’s attorney, who describes his client as a socially awkward nerd. Oyama filed the lawsuit alleging First Amendment violations after his certification was denied and he couldn’t come to an agreement about a tuition refund.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Happy mammoversary, dhag85!

dhag85
dhag85
4 years ago

@EJ

Thanks!

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

Unfortunately, a significant number of people probably still think Cosby’s accusers are lying. Hopefully the prosecution will do a good job.

Orion
Orion
4 years ago

Wait, MRAL was in the Furiosa thread? Under what name?

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

@Orion:
He was posting as AlFromBayShore.

Tovius
Tovius
4 years ago

So the Feminist Morays came from the Furiosa thread. I was wondering about that.