The FreeThought Blogs sinking ship

Whether you’re an atheist or not, I certainly hope you embrace the idea of rigorous skepticism, questioning authority and thinking for yourself, always remembering that the niggling sense of doubt you have that you may be wrong about something is the sign of a free mind. If you embrace those values then you almost certainly are pleased to see the cesspool of irrationality known as “FreeThought Blogs,” (which, fair disclosure, has viciously and irrationally attacked AVfM many times, and has also personally attacked and misquoted me on non-men’s related issues multiple times in the past, so I don’t have a lot of sympathy for them) teetering on the edge of complete collapse.

Thunderf00t’s latest video is, I make no bones about it, a source of great schedenfreude for me. When you’ve been viciously savagely lied about, quoted out of context, accused of believing things you don’t, and more, it’s pleasant to see others recognize that the bullies who did it to you are, indeed, irrational bullies who’ve done it to many others, and to see the bullies increasingly become a laughingstock.

I hope you will subscribe to Thunderf00t’s channel and, if you do go there, keep your comments thoughtful, on this or any of the other issues he makes videos about.

About Dean Esmay

Dean Esmay has written for Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, The Moderate Voice, Honey Badger Brigade, and A Voice for Men. He is a writer and podcaster with Erin Pizzey on domestic violence, Mumia Ali on race issues, and various shows on geek culture. 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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  • Robert St. Estephe

    How can be “free thought” be equated with “free narcissism” by anybody? Somehow this Free Thought Blog cult managed to try it.

    They failed.

  • OldGeezer

    Any relationship between the so-called “FreeThought Blogs” and actual atheism escapes me entirely. The “FreeThought Blogs”, so far as I can see, seem to be based on assumptions about many things for which there is no evidence whatsoever. Atheistic skeptical assessment of the likely existence of a deity just doesn’t appear to enter into it at all, let alone as a primary pattern for rational thought on any subject.

  • Iron John

    I have come to like Thundef00t and his videos. I wish he would join us. He has a very good mind, not to mention a captivating presentation style. I think he would be an asset to the M(H)RM. Even if his interest only extends anti-feminist issues.

    • MGHOW_AU

      You know, I think it’s okay if he doesn’t become “one of us, one of us”. You don’t need to be an MHRA to see that Feminism is bull – you just need to be objective and he’s doing that from outside the “man-o-sphere”. Just like you being anti-feminist doesn’t mean you are anti-female rights, you don’t need to be an MRA to be anti-feminist…

  • RamblinWreck

    I think “projection” is the term that best describes the behavior of PZ Myers and his colleagues.

  • Robert St. Estephe

    Since I have not made much effort to follow this controversy, I had to do a little homework. I wanted to know what the FemiStasi atheist definition of “fake jewellery” was. (Turns out it is not a reference to a artificial-diamond engagement ring, after all).

    So I found this post which has pictures of pendants that were regarded as deserving of a ban by the FemiStasi atheist under discussion:

    (From: “Show your support for the new Atheism Plus movement (Atheism + radfeminism),” by elevatorgate, August 20, 2012)

  • August Løvenskiolds

    The Justicar posted a followup response the Thunderf00t video and points out that women are fleeing from FreeThoughtBlogs in droves:

    • Hg_CNO_2

      I must add, and this too with RISE IN ATHEISM (what the forum is ostensibly about in the FIRST place), especially within women’s groups and online communities!

      Yes, I would say they are circling the drain…

  • AntZ

    If you add all of the blogs on “” together, they are (collectively) able to command an Alexa traffic rating of 19610. That is a decline of 25% over its 2011 rating.

    During the same time, has increased its Alexa traffic rating by 500%, from 150,000 to 30,000. At this rate, the overall collective traffic of freethoughtblogs will fall below this site in mid February 2014.

    In terms of impact, the picture is even more clear. The average AVfM reader spends 18 and 1/2 minutes reading these pages. The average visitor to freethoughtblogs takes less than 5 minutes to realize that they have been duped by fanatical man-hating feminist masquerading as rational people.

  • napocapo69

    Brilliant as usual.

  • Bolo

    Thunderf00t has an awesome voice, he should totally be a character in a Sherlock Holmes movie.

    • Dean Esmay

      He’d been an awesome Moriarty, wouldn’t he?

      I agree that he doesn’t need to be “one of us.” The whole notion that everybody must join the movement seems viscerally wrong to me on a deep level. I prefer he does FTSU his own way. :-)

      • The Real Peterman

        Dr. Watson all the way. He’s not arrogant enough for Sherlock.

  • MrShadowfax42

    One of the best things about fighting something as ideological and illogical as feminism is that you get some of the best allies. People like Tfoot, the Amazing Atheist, Justicar etc are effectively forced to come to your side since a) they are far too logical not to see through feminism’s bullshit and b) feminism simply cannot resist attacking people, not for a second.

    Nine days out of ten, those three youtubers wouldn’t have said a peep about men’s rights or injustices against men, or ANYTHING like that. However, add feminism to the mix and suddenly they are compelled to make content just defending their good names and responding to attacks.

    This is probably feminism’s Achilles heel – we have seen it time and time again, most notedly at the UoT demonstrations. They are set into permanent attack mode. It’s wired into feminism’s very DNA, this reaction where it CANNOT let anything lie, ANY perceived slight must result in the total destruction of the offender and all their allies, and people are seeing this as the dangerous and destructive mindset it is.

    Feminism is like a hyper-aggressive immune system – the slightest wasp-sting or insect bite could well cause anaphylactic shock and a total shutdown.

  • Deucalion

    Thunderf00t does it again! It was rather painful to watch. Like watching someone kicking a puppy! But then, if the puppy wasn’t pissing on the carpets, biting everyone’s ankles and barking it’s incessant bullshit… Well, it wouldn’t have gotten kicked now would it have?

  • J Galt

    bwa- ha – ah -ha BWAHAHAHAH gasp he hu heh heh bwa ha haha BWAHAHA choke sputter gasp HAHAHA SEIZURE, thump!!

    Stopit stop it please your hurting me.

  • redKevin47

    This is an excellent video. Exposing dogmatism is the duty of a rational mind. To me, it is rather weird that the feminism wrecking crew took on atheism. Twenty years ago no one ever could have predicted that this could happen. The atheism and humanist groups’ weak spots have always been their faith in the ‘free’ market, which is a myth. Recently Nancy Fraser wrote an article in the Guardian about how feminism has become capitalism’s handmaiden. It’s a good read. The hyper commodification of our era has consumed and destroyed many good things including intellectual freedom. It make things out of people and requires those things to transform other people into things. It has many fronts, feminism being but one. When feminism has run its course, a new ideological front will emerge with the same purpose and function intact. I believe that Thunderfoot has a good sense of smell. All fundamentalisms stink.

  • TigerMan

    That particular bottle of Chateu le Shadenfreud has become a champagne!! All that GAS from PZ Myers and his fellow feminist cheerleaders have produced so many bubbles of gas that it has finally made Shadenfreud Champagne – cheers! :)

  • John A

    Of course Thunderf00t is against feminism, after all it is just another religion. (ideology based on belief more than facts and reason.)