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Erin Pizzey: Ask Me Anything on Reddit

A Voice for Men’s Editor-At-Large and Domestic Violence Policy Advisor, Erin Pizzey, will be doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit on Sunday, April 14 2013 (tomorrow, as of this writing) at 4pm Greenwich time, 11am Eastern Time here in the US. We would love to have everybody, including as many feminists as possible, as well as anyone interested in domestic violence in general, and of course as many Men’s Human Rights Activists as we can get to show up and show some support for Erin’s amazing life and work:

Please spread word to anyone who is interested in domestic violence, child abuse, men’s issues, women’s issues, and so on, for this rare historic opportunity to ask anything you want of the pioneer of the battered women’s shelter/refuge movement, this early member of the women’s movement of the 1970s, and supporter of the Men’s Human Rights Movement any questions you want. Make your questions light and fun, or as tough and hard-hitting as you want. The one thing we ask is that you be polite and respectful and not engage in arguments with others; this conversation is with Erin, and not any petty squabbles with others asking questions.

We expect the event to run about 3 hours, however Erin says she’ll do it as long as she can and may be back for followup questions in the following days if there’s time. All are welcome, let’s give her as much support as we can!

The thread will appear on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything section 30-60 minutes before the event begins, so just look for her name and she’ll be there, with a friend (yours truly) to help her with typing.

*Urgent Update*: The original version of this article linked to the wrong part of Reddit, make sure if you already bookmarked it or announced it elsewhere to tell people it is going to be at http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA and not the earlier link that just ended in “/AMA”. My mistake, sorry gang!

About Dean Esmay

AVfM Managing Editor Dean Esmay co-hosts AVfM Radio's Revelations with Erin Pizzey and Tales from the Infrared. He also writes about numerous topics on Dean's World and The Moderate Voice. He encourages people to look at issues through the lens of compassion for men who deserve it, and respect for women who deserve it. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Methuselah's Daughter.

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  • Legion

    Good.

  • http://www.deanesmay.com Dean Esmay

    You know if someone were to make sure to post that video to any of the feminist and any conservative traditionalist subreddits to alert them that this important figure in the early women’s movement will be doing an Ask Me Anything, that would be nice.

    I’m just sayin’.

    • EvilPundit

      I just noticed that the wrong link has been listed on the video, and in the AVfM article.

      The AMA should be on http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

      NOT http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

      This is very important. They are two completely different subreddits, and directing people to the wrong one would be a disaster.

      • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

        Fixed thank you.

        • EvilPundit

          Thanks. The URL is now correct, even though I managed to mess up my own post.

      • EvilPundit

        How embarrassing. I got my correction wrong.

        The AMA should be on http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

        NOT http://www.reddit.com/r/AMA

        • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

          Shit happens

          • EvilPundit

            Very true.

            And, at least, this was the trigger for me to sign up for comments here, after a long time of lurking. :)

  • http://www.imnotamensrightsactivistbut.wordpress.com ImNotMraBut…

    That Cartoon of Erin is a Libel! Please Try again!

    • http://www.genderratic.com Typhonblue (Asha James)

      How is it a “libel”?

      This is the original: http://www.intmensorg.info/images/erinpizzey.jpg

      • Ricardo

        To me it seems she looks almost like undead… are there no pictures of her smiling? She has such beautiful eyes and such a lovely smile, here she looks… frightening almost… it is very nice work whoever drew it but it seems like she is intimidating not loving… she is such a loving woman from all I have seem and heard from here everywhere…

      • http://www.imnotamensrightsactivistbut.wordpress.com ImNotMraBut…

        Typone – It’s UK humour! P^) I was looking at this image http://goo.gl/UkmQE and thinking it would sort of even up the score and make Erin look more like Jenny Murray – the Doyen Of BBC Radio 4 – Women’s Hour.

        • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

          On behalf of AVFM, I accept your offer. Please have the new cartoon image done and to me within 24 hours. And you better hurry, It takes several hours of dedicated work to do each one of these. Given that TB is working on 14 of them, I am sure she will appreciate the load being lifted by those with much better aesthetic sensibilities, along with the willingness to sacrifice their time and talent for no money.

          Many, many thanks to you.

          • Roger O Thornhill (George Kaplan)

            Hi Paul,

            Send me some pics and a illustration you like the style of and wish to emulate. You know my turn around times have always been good :-)

            Let me know what you think?

            Cheers,

            ROT

          • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

            @ROT

            Will do, and thank you. Let me speak with TB

      • http://www.deanesmay.com Dean Esmay

        That seems like an OK photo, a little dour. These are a couple of my favorite photos of her:

        http://www.thespeakersagency.com/uploadedfiles/image/erinpizzeyws.JPG

        http://www.cornwallcommunitynews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/erin-pizzey1.jpg

        http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a8CT3Zv3MXI/SlfKR95jS8I/AAAAAAAAAGM/XjLepv-QeTQ/s400/Erin+Pizzey.JPG

        Every time I talk to her she’s such a sweet kind lady, I want her to be my grandma. :-D

      • http://manamongoaks.com/index.html Ray

        Typhonblue:

        I appreciate all your hard work. If it’s not revealing any trade secrets, what software do you use to do those photos?

        • http://www.genderratic.com Typhonblue (Asha James)

          Trade secrets? I use photoshop and illustrator. I start with a typical round brush set to 100% hardness to do the lines and then I use the cutout filter to do the fills.

          I work back into the fills till I’m happy with them and I put my lines through illustrator’s live trace.

          Pretty simple, no real filter wizardry.

  • napocapo69

    I’ll be there

  • ComradePrescott

    I quite like Erin Pizzy. A real woman to admire.

  • Roger O Thornhill (George Kaplan)

    Hi Paul,

    The reply button is missing underneath your Gravatar in your previous response to me? So here is my reply.

    I don’t want to upset the applecart, so let me know either way.

    Cheers,

    ROT

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

      Will do, Roger. Thank you!!

  • http://manamongoaks.com/index.html Ray

    I only met Erin Pizzy once, but she was a lovely person. I admire people like Erin who’ve faced adversity, yet retain their decency and humanity. Feminists could learn a lot from her if they could only realize what a wonderful resource she is.