Get your wallets out! It’s that time again!
Welcome to the Slightly Belated Second Quarter 2016 We Hunted the Mammoth Pledge Drive!
Let me repeat my standard pitch, with a few little variations:
If you enjoy this blog, and can afford it, please click on the “donate” button below and send some bucks my way!
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Small donations are welcome, as are stupendously large ones. I appreciate them all!
To everyone who donates, no matter how much, thank you, thank you, and thank you.
And thanks to all those who donate between pledge drives as well!
Asking for donations is always a bit awkward for me, which is one of the reasons I’m always running late with the pledge drives. But We Hunted the Mammoth as we know it could not exist without your help.
As all of you who regularly read this blog know, I’ve shifted the focus of my coverage over the last year or two, from focusing mainly on misogyny among Men’s Rights activists and pickup artists and their ilk to a broader focus on the reactionary resurgence that first started to take shape in and around the Gamergate movement and that now revolves around Trump.
In some cases this has meant following people like Roosh and Heartiste as they dialled back their discussions of “game” and dialled up their racist and religious hate. But it has also meant, to an extent, moving on from so intensively covering a Men’s Rights “movement” that seems to have lost its mojo and devoting more attention to the resurgent far-right.
While the central focus of this blog remains misogyny, I’ll almost certainly be paying a lot of attention to Trump and his fans between now and what I hope will be his defeat in November. I hope you all will support me as I do what I can to make sure he’s never elected president of anything.
I’ve lived through some strange political times but this year in many ways is the strangest and scariest yet. I hope this blog can continue to serve as a rallying point and a meeting place for those attempting both to understand and to thwart Trump and his allies.
So if you can afford it, please put some money in the hat.
And if you can’t, well, 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.
You folks keep this blog going, and I’m eternally grateful for that.
Thank you all!