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Pledge Drive! Ten Year Anniversary Edition

Your donations will help free this kitty from its orange prison. (Well, not literally.)

It’s pledge drive time once again! We Hunted the Mammoth is ad-free, and depends entirely on support from people like you. If you appreciate this blog and its one-of-a-kind perspective, please consider donating by clicking the button below.

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You can also donate by Venmo at David-Futrelle-1.

This September marked the tenth anniversary of We Hunted the Mammoth, which began as a little side-project that became the blog it is today. We were way ahead of the curve in tracking the rise of the new misogyny over the past decade, and we hope to keep providing nuanced reporting on all the newest developments for many years to come.

Which is where you all come in. WHTM is not only ad-free; I also don’t pester you with nag screens asking for donations every time you visit. I try to limit my pestering to these pledge drives, which raise the bulk of the money this blog needs to survive, supplemented by the regular/monthly donations that are also essential to this blog’s continued survival.

I know, as I have said before, that this is a difficult time to ask for donations, as many of you may be as financially strapped as I am at the moment. But if you can afford to donate, please do. And if you can donate a little extra to make up for those who can’t donate now, that would be even better. You don’t know how much I appreciate it.

My financial situation is still, I’m sad to report, pretty dire. In addition to all the regular bills, I’m still struggling with considerable medical expenses, and have unfortunately had to put off necessary dental work due to lack of funds. So every little bit you can spare would help a great deal.

Thanks in advance for your support, and for all the support that some of you have been providing between pledge drives!

–David

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Naglfar
Naglfar
30 days ago

I wasn’t able to send much but I sent you something on Venmo. Thanks for all you do here.

Lainy
Lainy
30 days ago

One day I will be able to david. But I’m barely getting by myself right now.

epitome of incomrepehensibility

Did you carve the pumpkin in the picture?? Those teeth are amazing!

epitome of incomrepehensibility

Oh yes, there wasn’t a space to write anything in the Paypal donation form, but I just want to say I appreciate your blog. Writing comedically and coherently about what’s going on isn’t easy, but you’re good at it, and WHTM has one of my favourite comment sections.

Take care!

catbutler
catbutler
30 days ago

Gave at the link—thanks for everything you do David. I read, but don’t often comment.

MxVyv
MxVyv
30 days ago

The work you do here is amazing.
Have set up a (small, alas) monthly donation. Hope the drive does as well as you deserve!

LollyPop
LollyPop
30 days ago

Hey David, it’s weird to think it’s been ten years, but I did start reading this blog at university which was – weeps – a decade ago! I’ve made a small donation, hope it all adds up.

Mogwitch
Mogwitch
29 days ago

What a depressing 10 years, manosphere wise. I remember in the early years you asking us to comment about whether we’d encountered an MRA outside the internet and almost everyone saying no. Now we are just hoping we can kick them out of government without having to literally fight them in the streets.
I wish this could still be just a humour blog. Thanks for keeping on as it got darker and darker.

Naglfar
Naglfar
29 days ago

O/T: Well this is concerning. Trump’s senior advisor Corey Lewandowski has declared that we should end lockdowns because “work sets you free.”

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
29 days ago

@Naglfar: Wasn’t that what was on the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp? I’m beginning to think our gov’t doesn’t seem to care about us, only that we pay our taxes.\s

Naglfar
Naglfar
29 days ago

@Dormousing_it

Wasn’t that what was on the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp?

Yes, that’s the main reason I found it so alarming.

I’m beginning to think our gov’t doesn’t seem to care about us, only that we pay our taxes.

And if you’re rich and/or a politician, they don’t even care about the latter part.

Last edited 29 days ago by Naglfar
Mogwitch
Mogwitch
29 days ago

@Naglfar – Lewandowski was trolled; he gets paid to read out short messages on one of those sites for low level celebrities and some comedians requested this. I can’t believe he doesn’t know the reference though, he must have thought he was being asked to record a very special message for some neo-Nazi fans.

Naglfar
Naglfar
29 days ago

@Mogwitch

I can’t believe he doesn’t know the reference though, he must have thought he was being asked to record a very special message for some neo-Nazi fans.

Of course, he’s got no shortage of those.

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
28 days ago

Re: donations (quoting my own recent comment on another blog)

Three months ago, after lengthy procrastination, I started a personal PayPal account, mainly to support my favorite blogging networks and international news outlets, For that, I shelled out some personal info and my debit card number. I even tried to read the highlights of the user agreement.

My donations caused 1.99 euro transaction fees specifically and only when I donated to PZ Myers. I never figured out the logic in that pattern. Overall, not too expensive I guess?

Now, the account is asking me to verify my identity by downloading an electronic copy of passport or other formal ID (lol what even are those ???? sounds like a security risk?). Unless I do that, my account will be apparently locked at some soon to come date. At least now I was able to spend the ca. 20 euro I had there as a leftover stash.

Does this behavior of PayPal sound familiar to people here?

Lollypop
Lollypop
28 days ago

@Lumipuna

Never experienced anything like that, and it sounds extremely weird. I’d withdraw any remaining funds back into your bank account.

Naglfar
Naglfar
28 days ago

@Lumipuna
I’ve never seen that before. Don’t do what it says, try taking all funds and personal info out of that one and create a new account.

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Mean
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Mean
28 days ago

@Lumipuna,

I’d say take screenshots of these messages and send them to PayPal support. This could be a phishing attempt. The phishers have gotten very good at spoofing the forms of legitimate business these days.

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
28 days ago

Thus far, I’ve sent an email (from my PayPal account) to the support, asking what’s going on. The notice and download form appeared on my account, as well as actual email.

Last edited 28 days ago by Lumipuna
Naglfar
Naglfar
28 days ago

O/T: This is very worrying. If you are in a red state or even a swing state, be very careful.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
27 days ago

Conservatives: “Jade Helm! Black helicopters! Obama plans to impose martial law on Phoenix, Arizona! It’s the end of freedom as we know it! We have to stop him! AIIIIEEEE!”

Also conservatives: “If Trump wins, let’s lock down the streets of Phoenix, Arizona with our paramilitary goons, to keep the filthy leftists out. No-one will be able to come or go without a pass.”

Naglfar
Naglfar
27 days ago

@Surplus
They’re not even waiting for him to win. Because it takes time to count mail in ballots, they’ll be locking down long before any winner is announced since Trump will declare victory.