Archive for the ‘the spearhead’ tag
Sexual Trade Union groups in Ireland appear to be having success in lobbying their government to tighten laws on prostitution – and to ‘close the loophole’ that allows men to legally pay for sex :
Members of a group lobbying for the laws on prostitution to be tightened continued their campaign today by meeting Independent TDs at Leinster House.
The discussions took place ahead of tonight’s RTÉ’s Prime Time programme on the issue.
The ”Turn off the Red Light” campaign is made up of 48 communities, professional organisations, unions and voluntary groups.
It says the law should be tightened to support women trapped in a life of abuse in the sex industry.
Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Denise Charlton said many people will be surprised that a loophole in Irish law means it is legal to pay for sex.
She said the campaign is calling on the Government to introduce legislation that makes it a criminal offence.
Meanwhile, W.F.Price has posted a couple of articles on prostitution at The-Spearhead.com that you should check out, if you haven’t already done so :
PZ Myers is about as famous as run of the mill professors of biology can get – chiefly for writing one of the most popular science blogs online, as well as being the harshest critic of Ray Kurzweil, the prophet of singularitarianism and intellectual buddy to the likes of David Pearce and Hank Pellissier. What’s that Arab saying about the enemy of my enemy being my friend? Well it’s certainly not true in this case. Transhumanists, Singularitarians, and Militant Atheists might have their secular disagreements, but one blind faith clearly unites them – the hatred of men. I checked into Myer’s blog today on the offchance of an announcement that he and Kurzweil were finally going to settle their differences in the cage (on PPV), but instead, I see links to ManBoobz and the-Spearhead. WTF??? I’ve had my hands full this week taking on (near singlehandedly) the influential Transhumanist movement and their plans for the elimination of 3 billion men - I’m sure the-spearhead, a site that is multi-authored and that probably gets at least 500 times my traffic, is big enough to fight this battle alone. I just thought I’d highlight it here as the comparison of the great Spearhead’s readers to neo-nazis, by a fairly prominent mainstream writer, seems to have gone completely unobserved.
This week, Google have once again updated their ‘PageRanks’ – an algorithm that awards each website on the internet a mark out of 10 for ‘authority’. These updates occur once every 6 months or so, and are based upon factors such as the number of other quality and relevant sites that are linking in to yours. A high Google PageRank is important because it affects your website’s position within their search results.
Two men’s rights sites now appear to have achieved an impressive rank of 5 – AngryHarry.com and The-Spearhead.com A PageRank of 5 is very good, and as far as I know had not been achieved by any men’s rights site previously (I think last week Angry Harry had a rank of 3, and The Spearhead one of 4).
One of the things that scores heavily towards PageRank is a link from a highly authoritative website such as a leading news outlet. For that reason, it’s possible that Paul Elam’s AVoiceForMen.com could reach a rank of 6 when the next update occurs, on account of being linked to by the New York Times. If that happens, it will mean that a men’s rights site will have achieved Google parity with Feministing.com, the leading dedicated feminist website.
My own little perverted and extremist corner of the men’s rights blogosphere did boast a dizzy rank of 4 only a few months ago, but for some reason crashed back down to 1 overnight. This occured shortly after my YouTube account was banned (Google, of course, owns YouTube). It is likely that theantifeminist.com was associated by Google with my YouTube account, and therefore was penalised when my account was ‘terminated’. A word of warning, therefore, to those men’s rights bloggers who are also on YouTube – if you have recieved a community guideline warning, then it is probably prudent to delete your YouTube account. Piss off the Google Monster, and you effectively find yourself banned from the interweb.
A final word of advice. When linking to feminist sites, always be sure to add rel=”nofollow” within the html link tag. This prevents your PageRank ‘linkjuice’ from being passed on to the site of your enemy.
*Edit : I did of course forget MensNewsDaily.com, which I presume would have, and did already have, a page ranking of 5 – because of the fact that Google trusts it as a news source. At the moment it’s not showing in my browser so I can’t check. But, in any case, MND is a little different in that it is a news hub rather than a blog.
JayHammers got a lot of stick recently for an article posted on ‘The Spearhead’, since taken down but available to read on his blog. His argument was that the men’s movement was showing unwelcome signs of diluting its message in the attempt to achieve mainstream status. An issue I’ve addressed here too. The ‘mistake’ Jay made was in being slightly tactless and appearing to directly attack two notable and powerful websites and the individuals behind them. Websites and individuals that, whatever else, have undoubtedly achieved a great deal for men. Bruised egos and vicious infighting have been the result.
Two excellent essays have appeared, saying much the same as Jay did, except that the authors here avoided making individual attacks.
Angry Harry : http://angryharry.com/esGoingRoundInCircles.htm
Anti-Feminist Tech : Be extreme and unreasonable
I no longer identify myself as a men’s rights activist. I’m going to stick exclusively to analysing and interpreting feminism as a sexual trade union. However, that doesn’t stop me posting links to men’s rights articles that I know my readers might enjoy.
For what it’s worth, I believe that mras have to wake other men up and articulate just how much pain and anger feminists are causing. The mainstream can’t ignore tens of thousands of angry, committed men, determined to expose feminism for what it is. Rather than weeding out misogynists or ‘perverted extremists’ who question feminist laws based on unscientific ‘argument’ that lead to countless men being raped and beaten in prison, the men’s movement might be better advised simply trying to wake men up from their chivalrous slumbers.
Of course, being tactful, moderate, and seeking mainstream acceptance is surely not incompatible with a more radical and ‘extremist’ voice within the anti-feminist movement. Afterall, it was radical feminists such as Andrea Dworkins that gave ‘mainstream’ feminism its credence and allowed its message to be heard (now of course, we have reached the point where all men are, in effect, legally defined as rapists – all carried through by these ‘moderate’ mainstream feminists. The radical/moderate distinction was always illusory).
I’m going on holiday for a few weeks so I won’t be updating so often. I’m actually thinking of changing the format of this site. Trying to update regularly seems to prevent me from writing the longer pieces and essays that I’d like to spend more time working on – such as an alternative history of feminism.
Although this site helps me to let off steam, its not without its stresses. I’m heartened, therefore, when somebody leaves a comment to tell me that they understand the reference to Houellebecq or that my work has some importance to the welfare of men. Although my traffic continues to go up, I’ve come to the realization that a lot of these visitors are feminist stalkers, even masochistic 60 year old women from East Anglia, who for some reason enjoy reading the truth as to why they like to lock more and more harmless men up to be raped. It’s nice to be reminded that I do have some genuine readers also.