AVfM Radio: Tales from the Infrared debuts!

Did you ever think there was a problem with the way men and women interact in geek and gaming culture? We think so too, and it’s not what either the feminists or the conservative traditionalists think it is either. It’s the way we demonize, marginalize, shame, and demean men and boys, and treat girls like dainty wilting flowers–and this mindset isn’t just mainstream anymore, it’s even begun to infect geek culture. A lot of us think so, anyway, and as a geek myself, I’ve had about enough. So I’m pleased to announced the inaugural episode of a new radio show, Tales From The Infrared: Geek Culture from a Red Pill Perspective!

Airing tonight at 8pm Central Time–with archives available if you miss that time slot–this is your opportunity to meet and learn about the growing number of people and activities in the Men’s Rights community (known as MRAs, meaning “Men’s Rights Activists” or “Advocates”) online.

Created and co-hosted by myself and Typhonblue, with this episode’s Special Guest Host PwynySlastation01, Tales from the Infrared is a significant departure from other shows in the AVfM lineup. We’re hoping you’ll like it, or that we might find new audiences with it. The main goal of this show is to lighten up, have fun, and explore something other than deep politics or psychology. We still talk about activism, but we mostly hope to provide an escape from that and into something involving laughter and fun. If you like video games, science fiction movies and TV shows, pop psychology, Youtube videos, comics, literature and other entertainment media and want to see it discussed from a Red Pill perspective, this is the show for you!

We will not be taking calls during this inaugural episode, but still feel free to call in to listen if you like, and we will be hanging out in the Stickam room after the show for anyone who wants to talk to us, make suggestions, or yell at us.

In a bit of a departure from our other shows, we also provide you with links you can use to follow along with the show and see what we’re seeing, or check these resources out after the show! See the links below before, during, or after the show so you’ll know what we’re talking about!

Click here to reach the show page

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Click here to join us in Stickam to chat after the show if you like.

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Stories in Episode 1 of Tales from the Infrared:

Strange Announcement No One Understands, Something About Kittens

http://menwithkittens.tumblr.com/post/8233454261/darkcloud13-enkidu-says-hi

The Buzz (What’s going on in MRA land):

Kerfuffle between MRAs and MGTOWs:

http://www.mgtowforums.com/
http://postimage.org/image/g4u1iijjv/
http://forums.avoiceformen.com/showthread.php?tid=617

J. Scott Davis takes a dive for Kellett
http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/government-tyranny/j-scott-davis-takes-a-dive/

John the Other reminds “Scientist” PZ Myers he has an unanswered challenge
http://www.avoiceformen.com/video/reminder-challenge-to-pz-meyers/

AVFM Mail Out
http://www.avoiceformen.com/updates/action-updates/post-us-election-update/

Games:

PwnySlayStation01 pwns Dean Esmay
(Gamers: They really are coming for you)
http://www.destructoid.com/online-sexism-in-halo-4-will-earn-you-a-lifetime-ban-237885.phtml
See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qCJ9cpqd_8

A still-relevant response to these Stalinists:
http://www.avoiceformen.com/misandry/two-recent-and-related-internet-bullying-incidents/

Comics:

“The Bad”
Warren Ellis Shows You How to Get Women Right
Original Source:
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/culture/2012/10/why-dredd-3d-gets-women-comics-right
(Found via our friends at Webcomic Beacon)
http://www.webcastbeacon.com/category/wcbn/series-and-programs/network/webcomic-beacon/

“The Good”
http://www.oglaf.com/amazonlinguistics/1/ (NSFW)

“The Cool or The Ugly? You Decide”

“[I]f you support DC Comics, then personally, I really can’t consider you a feminist.” — Valerie D’Orazio

http://comicsworthreading.com/2009/01/17/bitter-much/

Literature:

“The Good”

Flash Fiction Online’s submission guidelines.
https://ffo.submittable.com/submit

“The Bad”
TV Tropes Deletes Every Rape Trope; Geek Feminism Wiki Steps In
http://www.themarysue.com/tv-tropes-rape-articles/

The YouPoop (Seen YouTube)

Most Divorces Are Caused By Women? Not So Fast There, MRAs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tXSJ5VCTtU&feature=plcp

Feminist Frequency still asking for money
http://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency

New MRA charges into the breech: Billy Clement
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcz_XhGDntf8AT1LNRaZTg/videos?view=0

Interwebz Drama (Reddit Post dramatic re-enactment, with Dean Esmay and Typhonblue)
http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/133eij/omg_im_being_impersonatteds/

Discussion:

A little more on the Interwebz Drama/Fake Typhon

Getting banned from HALO for being sexist–for LIFE

Justicar challenges MRAs

OGLAF

Men With Kittens

Additional Credits:

morseRT.wav by FreqMan
http://www.freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/25078/

MUSIC BY MATHIS AND MICHAEL MUSIC
http://www.mathisandmichaelmusic.com/

SHOW LOGO: Roger O. Thornhill

“Penis” by Mykeru Media
http://www.youtube.com/user/MykeruMedia

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Click here to reach the show page

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Click here to join us in Stickam to chat after the show if you like.

Showtime is 8pm Central tonight!

Hope to see you there!

Author: DEAN ESMAY, Guest Voice Columnist

Dean Esmay is a long-time associate of Joe Gandelman and The Moderate Voice. He is Managing Editor of A Voice for Men. He also blogs on a variety of issues at Dean's World, one of the world's first blogs and one of the few that was archived as Historically Significant by the Library of Congress for the 2004 elections. You can also follow Dean via Twitter here.

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