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DONATE! The First Quarter 2016 We Hunted the Mammoth PLEDGE DRIVE is on!

Help put WHTM's accountant to work!
Help put WHTM’s accountant to work!

It’s that time again!

Welcome to the First Quarter 2016 We Hunted the Mammoth Pledge Drive!

If you enjoy this blog, and can afford it, please click on the “donate” button below and send some bucks my way!  

You don’t need a PayPal account; credit cards are accepted, and there are other options as well. If you’re outside the US, PayPal will automatically convert your weird non-American money into American bucks.

Small donations are welcome, as are startlingly huge ones. I appreciate them all! 

To everyone who donates, no matter how much, thank you, thank you, and thank you. And thanks to those who donate between pledge drives as well.

I always feel a bit awkward asking for donations, but alas it’s a sad necessity, because without them, We Hunted the Mammoth as we know it could not exist.

As I’ve noted many times before, I also greatly appreciate all the non-monetary things you all do to support the blog, from contributing smart and funny comments, designing graphics, sending me tips on stuff to write about, sharing posts on Twitter and Facebook, alerting me to trolls in the comments, and more.

 

2015 was WHTM’s best year ever, with the blog more popular and influential than ever before. 

Not only did the site rack up its best traffic ever — with more than 12 million page views in all — but WHTM helped to set the agenda for discussion of misogyny online, helping readers and journalists to understand the awfulness that is Roosh, pointing out the misogyny that motivates so many mass shooters, highlighting Scott Adams’ weird resentment over the fact that women control “access” to their own bodies.

The big kerfuffle over that phony “boycott” of Mad Max: Fury Road? That started with a post on WHTM. And I’ve helped to chronicle the emergence of the Trump-obsessed, cuck-fixated racist right and its innumerable connections to the right wing of the manosphere. You may have also enjoyed my coverage of the slow-motion train wreck that was The Sarkeesian Effect.

We also gave the blog a bit of a makeover this year, giving it a sleeker design and making innumerable improvements to the way comments are handled. (And when I say “we” here I mostly mean Wordpress whiz Tracy Bradley, who very generously donated her time and expertise to what turned out to be a very messy project, and to whom I am eternally grateful.)

2016 is already off to a great start; this month has been one of the busiest ever for WHTM, with more than 1.2 million page views.

Your contributions to this blog — monetary and otherwise — made all that possible. 

I’m hoping this year will be even better than 2015 for WHTM. But that will only be possible with help from people like you.

 

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davidknewton
4 years ago

Thanks for providing entertainment (out of some seriously distressing stuff) and for all you do to spread awareness online! And perhaps most importantly, for providing this community where people can support each other.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago

Is there any chance of mobile adverts becoming a bit less intrusive if enough is raised via the pledge drive? Totally appreciate that they raise necessary income, but they take ages to load, cause the screen to scroll unpredictably and some of them are a bit scuzzy e.g. ‘ugly celebrities’
I’m not asking for no adverts, I know that’s not possible, but perhaps just a few less per page?

Hambeast, Social Justice Beastie
Hambeast, Social Justice Beastie
4 years ago

Oh yay! I’m able to contribute again.

My contribution is also for the last drive I missed because Husbeast’s unemployment had just run out, my dad’s estate was (and still is) in probate, and I didn’t know how long I would have to support 2 households at the time.

But as of last Thursday, Husbeast is employed again, huzzah!!

I don’t know if I can ever convey how much this blog and mammotheers have helped and meant to me over these last four months, but at least I can throw some $$ to the accountant kitten to process by rubbing on every last bill (at least that’s how it works in my house).

Em
Em
4 years ago

The ads are pretty awful on my desktop, too. If you offer an option to pay for zero ads I promise to pay it.

No, seriously, please!

Viscaria
Viscaria
4 years ago

Personally, I don’t mind the ads too too much on mobile (which is how I interact with the site 95% of the time). I prefer this set-up to the scammy pop-ups I was seeing shortly before you switched over to the new look.

I’ll be happy to send a contribution your way once I get home! Of course, the Canadian dollar sucks at the moment, so my small donation of Monopoly Money is probably not going to come to much in Freedom Dollars.

Edit: I don’t mean to discount your experience with the ads, Jo.

guest
guest
4 years ago

Wow, they weren’t kidding when they said the pound was down against the dollar…. Off to email American friends forthwith and tell them to visit now.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago

If you see one that’s especially egregious I should be able to block it.

Well, I’m not a yuge fan of ’10 Of The Sexiest Women Politicians Around The World‘ (DailyWot).