I have such a small readership (I like to think of it as very select of course) that when I get even a modest uptick in hits, I'm curious. I noticed a couple of days ago that I was getting referrals from a blog called "Just4Guys," which I had until now never read (although I have to say, How cute is that name, "Just4Guys"?) Of course I popped over for a look-see.
The referral was from a comment regarding the Elliot Rodger story; someone had posted a link to my own initial response two days ago. Nothing scary or dramatic in the comment, just one of several "feminist" links that had brought a couple dozen viewers my way.
Today I note that Obsidian, the webmaster of "Just4Guys," was pretty unhappy about a change.org petition that has been started to protest A Voice For Men's plan to hold its First International Conference at the downtown Detroit Doubletree Inn in June.
How did this event escape my notice? I briefly considered registering on the spot. This would be, after all, a rare chance to get up close and personal with the MRM Grand Pooh-bah (and MC of My Nightmares) Paul Elam himself. Imagine the thrill of accidentally-on-purpose brushing bellies with Dean Esmay in the bar after a stirring workshop on grass-roots activism. Would Karen be there? Cuz I'd love to buy Girl Writes What a drink! What about John the Otter -- what would he look like after a couple of dry martinis, or three? And don't these sorts of affairs always hold a Disco Night? What fun that would be, boogying down into the wee hours with Atilla Vinczer and the young studs of CAFE!
I can't say that a weekend in Detroit is on my bucket list, but the price of admission certainly accommodates my modest budget.
The event is only a month away. Here's a link to the petition, which has of this moment gotten over 1000 signatures. Here's the link to Doubletree / Hilton's contact page.
My partner and I often stay at Doubletree Inn when we're traveling because they're convenient and offer nice weekend packages. I don't think I'd feel the same about Doubletree after it had hosted AVfM though, despite the paper band across the toilet seats reassuring me "has been sanitized for your protection."