So it’s been a while since I checked in on the heroic Twitter activism of the legendary Men’s Rights Twitter Activist Dean Esmay, formerly the Number Two at A Voice for Men, currently either the “Online Activism Director” or the “online outreach director” for the National Coalition For Men — the first according to him, the second according to the NCFM.
In any case, Mr. Esmay is actively outreaching on Twitter like it’s going out of style.
Let’s look at some recent examples of this outreachy activism, shall we?
Not that long after accepting his prestigious position — or positions — at NCFM, he offered these thoughts on the delicate subject of murdering judges.
Huh. What other topics, you may wonder, has Mr. Esmay been addressing recently? Well, how about the issue of women in science?
As it turns out, Mr. Esmay has quite a few opinions about feminism and feminists.
But he doesn’t only take on feminists. He has some most interesting thoughts on “feminsits” as well.
Esmay boldly stands up against both “snotty cunts” and “cunty twats.”
And he seems to really hate one poor fellow named “David Futrelle.”
Huh. Turns out he’s actually got a lot more Tweets on the subject of this “Futrelle,” but it might be more appropriate to send them to a lawyer than for me to post them here.
So what issue has Esmay really worked up at the moment? The rapes in Cologne.
I’m sorry, I meant to say the “rape hysteria” in Cologne.
Oh, but looking at his timeline today I see that Esmay has changed his mind. Sort of. What convinced him that there’s more than “hysteria” behind the reports? The sterling reporting of … Breitbart.
Now, we still don’t know exactly what happened in Cologne, and in the other cities in which similar attacks have been reported. And it’s certainly true that racists are actively spreading misinformation and disinformation about the assaults in an attempt to demonize Muslims in general and Muslim refugees in particular.
But it’s one thing to say, hey, don’t believe all of the obvious propaganda put forth by white nationalists and other racist assholes, and another to dismiss what Esmay called the “supposed mass rape attacks” as “classic rape hysteria and no more.”
Again, while there are still a lot of questions that remain unanswered about the attacks, it’s clear that there were multiple sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s. Standing up against racist lies is a good thing, Dean, but hysterically crying “rape hysteria” kind of makes you a rape apologist.
But, hey, for what it’s worth, Esmay calls a lot of things “hysteria.”
It’s weird to find myself agreeing with Esmay about anything. No, I don’t agree that concerns about sexual harassment at work are “hysteria.” But I do think that, yes, it might be better if Mr. Esmay were to work someplace where no women would have to encounter him. Or men, for that matter.
I also found myself agreeing with half of what Esmay seems to be saying here. (The second half.)
I think he means that no matter how often AVFM denies that they’ve said violent things, people don’t believe them. (Presumably because they are lying about this.)
But maybe he realizes that AVFM’s endless huffing and puffing about the evils of feminism has accomplished absolutely nothing good for men.
That would be … interesting, huh?