Next Steps for The Spearhead

by W.F. Price on December 15, 2011

Now that I’ve finally finished up the latest (and hopefully last for a while — these things never end) round of my custody saga, it’s time to get on with things, so I thought I should let readers and potential contributors know what’s in store.

By now, The Spearhead has become well established online. As long as posting remains consistent, daily visitors run in the mid 3000s range, and RSS subscribers around 2,000. Page views are directly tied to the amount of content on any given day, and articles have reach that goes significantly beyond the site and occasionally influence larger, mainstream sites. Given the stability The Spearhead has achieved, I think it’s an institution worth keeping.

However, that doesn’t mean it can be neglected; it is a content-driven site that needs fresh material on a regular basis. So, having signed off on a new parenting plan last week and ended the recent uncertainty over my custody arrangement, which will allow me a great deal more time for editing work, I’d like to once again start putting effort into bringing new content to the site.

The Spearhead was founded to be an open platform for ideas, opinions and thoughts that are not commonly voiced in the mainstream. Aside from the focus on men’s issues and interests, it did not have a strict agenda or ideology — the point was to give men the opportunity to be heard. Conflicting points of view were perfectly acceptable, and with few exceptions were published.

This has bothered some people, who were frustrated that the site did not have a particular line or narrower focus, but from the beginning I’ve seen it as my job to provide readers not with indoctrination, or even ideological guidance, but rather engaging content. The value in the site is not in forging a consensus or political movement so much as in that it provides food for thought — mental fuel so to speak. Those who take issue with any particular article are always invited to write a cogent, civil response. I believe that progress is best made through dialogue and the open comparison of ideas.

The site succeeded in this effort for quite a while, but editing can be painstaking and time-consuming, and over the past months I’ve spent much of my time and effort drafting and editing court documents, negotiating and dealing with attorneys. Fortunately, this process is finally over, and now it’s time to start bringing more new content online again.

Thanks to previous effort, The Spearhead has a significant web presence now, and we won’t have to start from scratch, as in the beginning. Aspiring authors have a guaranteed daily audience in the thousands, and contributors with their own blogs can make a name for themselves and draw readers to their own sites with articles here. And, in addition to readers, the site offers editorial assistance and a significant SEO advantage.

So I’d like to invite more submissions and new contributors to enrich our content and provide readers with more thought-provoking material. The Spearhead offers a platform, and I can now provide much more assistance with editing and formatting (which often makes a crucial difference). If traffic stats are any indication, any renewed effort can only increase the site’s stature and lead to more readers, so I’m perfectly willing to put the work into it.

In the meanwhile, I’ll trim the list of contributors to streamline workflow, and start reviewing new submissions. Anyone interested in contributing may contact me and I will provide details and guidelines. I’m looking forward to getting the ball rolling again, and taking the site to new heights, starting immediately.

-W.F. Price

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Anti Idiocy December 15, 2011 at 17:01

Best of luck, William. I look forward to new contributions.

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Fabron December 15, 2011 at 17:16

I believe you could significantly increase your Amazon income. In the upper right column, just below your “Donate” button, you could put some text linked to your Amazon account, saying something like:

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Whenever you are buying anything from Amazon, please do so through our account. Our referral commission is about 5%. Thanks and click here.

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continent December 15, 2011 at 17:19

W.F. Price
Congratulations for getting closure on litigation. Hopefully the other end stick to the deal. As for statement, start the ball rolling again, I did not think it aver stopped, thanks to you.
The site has given food for thought and provided for men new to this battle some basic ideas what to expect if divorce occurs. For us whom divorce happened long ago, it’s glad to see that Internet has several sites to validate what we were not able to get mainstream press to report.

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scatmaster December 15, 2011 at 17:47

Hope you don’t “streamline” Uncle Elmer

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King Alfred December 15, 2011 at 17:57

The Spearhead is an oasis of sanity for many of us. One of the comments yesterday went so far as to call it a lifesaver. It is refreshing to have a place where we can openly and honestly discuss challenges and solutions without fear of being suffocated by feminist political correctness.

Thank you, and good luck!

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Anon December 15, 2011 at 17:59

Congratulations on closure. I hope the outcome was reasonable.

Out of curiousity, has your affiliation with this site ever become an issue in family court?

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W.F. Price December 15, 2011 at 18:12

Out of curiousity, has your affiliation with this site ever become an issue in family court?

-Anon

Funny you ask. Yes, she tried to bring it up, but if anything it was helpful to me. On the balance, I’d say it made little difference either way, but lawyers and judges are prone to worrying about their reputation, so they may have made a little more effort to be civil. For example, the first mediator I had, an attorney named Barry Rose, probably wouldn’t have been such a jerk if I’d been running a high-traffic site back in early 2009.

Anonymous December 15, 2011 at 18:41

The submissions guidelines only tell us to send sumissions to the ‘editor’. What is the actual e-mail address that submissions should be sent to?

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andybob December 15, 2011 at 18:44

This may sound like a silly question, but what is the actual e-mail address that a submission should be sent to? The guidelines only indicate to send them to the ‘editor’.

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W.F. Price December 15, 2011 at 19:52

This may sound like a silly question, but what is the actual e-mail address that a submission should be sent to? The guidelines only indicate to send them to the ‘editor’

-andybob

editor ‘at’ the-spearhead.com

I don’t put the straight email because spambots will harvest it and spam me mercilessly.

demirogue December 15, 2011 at 20:07

Today Bill and others, liberty died. The government is signing away the 5th Amendment under the guise of fighting terrorism. We are the enemies of the establishment and all of us know who is incorporated in it and just how deep it’s engrained. Do be aware that as time progresses, bloggers and those who speak up about anything the establishment views as threatening will be gone. Do be aware that the time of voting, elections, and thinking that democracy applies is gone. Do be aware there will be a lot of hurt and pain coming down the pipeline carried out by the police state. We’re just going to have to hurt a little more until we fight back.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/the-indefinite-detention-bill-does-apply-to-american-citizens-on-u-s-soil.html

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Guardial December 15, 2011 at 20:20

There’s an overlooked rich source of material out there. The Onion website is filled with politically incorrect humor, much of it aimed directly at feminists.

A weekly post with a link and quote would make a good regular event, “Friday Feminist Funnies”

Empowered Man Murders Controlling Wife In Lifetime For Men Original Movie from The Onion.

The new made-for-television movie A Just Killing
the inspiring true story of a man who finds his own inner strength by murdering his needy, overbearing wife-premiered on Lifetime for Men this past Saturday, earning the network its highest ever ratings.

Is there a better send-up of Lifetime Movie Network?

Ridicule remains a potent weapon, especially when as funny as the Onion can make it.

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Rmaxd December 15, 2011 at 20:21

Yes, amazing what the threat of media exposure does to a scumbag money grabbing overcharging exortioneering lawyer

£200 per hour to screw ppl over in a european kangaroo court, a sociopath assholes dreamjob …

On a lighter note, the spearhead articles & the fanzine design sets it apart from AVFM’s slick but busy design which wreaks havoc on browsers with java & advanced css blocked

Unfortunately while i love Paul Elam, the anti-game stance whenever game or any hint of men socialising with women comes up, is very off putting, as for alot of men, game has always been synonymous with MRA & mens issues in general

When your fighting feminists, to overlook the insights provided by game & the pua community on women, especially feminist women, who’re just hyper effeminate supremacist women, you’re dismissing a vast amount of views & opinions men should be aware of when discussing feminists & feminism

Also Paul Elam needs to realise, there are a massive amount of Pro-pua & pro game MRA’s, we outnumber anti-pua MRA’s by a 100:1 ratio

As the communities we pro-pua MRA’s come from, the PUA & game communty is 1000′s of times larger then all of the MRA community combined

By dismissing game & pua, & making your site a ground for anti-gamers, your dismissing most, if not all of the MRA community

While there are plenty of MGTOW & anti-game MRA’s in the MRA movement, the number of MRA’s from the game & pua community outnumbers the MTGOW & anti-gamers by at least a 100:1 ratio

You also have to realise the vector for new guys entering MRA is the pua & game communities …

Far more guys get burned & screwed over by feminist poisoned sluts & whores, then they do by the divorce courts & family courts

Making the pua & game communities far more important for men new to the red pill, as pua & game personalises the difficulties us men face in our youth & our adolescence

By dismissing game & pua, you dismiss the very important part game & pua plays in the MRA movement

As our youth, & children are torn apart by their feminist poisoned mothers, sisters & female sluts posing as teachers, our sons will take their first steps in the game & pua communities, not in mra, but as pua’s & gamers

As a child is mentally abused & betrayed by feminist poisoned women, it will be game & pua with its emphasis on confidence & dominance, helps rebuild & masculise their mastery over their betrayed

Without game & pua, our children & young men dont understand or realise it is the women who are poisoned & damaged by choice

Feminist poisoned whores, know they chose to destroy their own sons & young men

Feminists & women can try & deny all they wa nt, but they are aware of the damage & hate they cause

Without the personalisation of the reality of women, by game & pua, most of our young men will never take the many steps it takes to become a mens rights activist

By dismissing game & pua, & making your site a platform for anti-gamers, you dismiss the very importance game & pua has played in literally every single mra

By dismissing game & pua, you alienate & make your site most young men taking their first steps in the red pill, unwelcome to a vast if not all of young men entering the mra, through the game & pua communities

If you want to make AVFM a premier portal for men, you need to take a more balanced approach to game & pua, as it is the newer red pill young men from the game & pua communities, who should be welcomed. not alienated as you have in the past

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andybob December 15, 2011 at 21:18

Mr Price,
Got it. Probably the only person who has ever needed that pointed out. Sorry, Andybob

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Anonymous age 69 December 15, 2011 at 21:32

100:1? I don’t think so. Good try, though.

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Jeb December 16, 2011 at 00:08

“For example, the first mediator I had, an attorney named Barry Rose, probably wouldn’t have been such a jerk if I’d been running a high-traffic site back in early 2009.”

It works better if you write the world Barry Rose in bold or italics, and it works even better yet if you write Barry Rose in a larger font size (if you have your own blog and can control such things). In fact, it works best to include the words “Barry Rose” in the title of your blog post, then include the words “Barry Rose” as many times as you can without making yourself seem like a chump, and if you really wanna be a prick, make bold subheadings inside your blog posts including the name “Barry Rose” (preferably in a different font size than the regular text).

If you wanna get attention to your cause online, then keep in mind that Google works on math. When you enter a query, it searches mathematical parameters which represent words. When you bold or change the font size, you fuggle with the parameters. For example, the words “Barry” and “Rose” are probably all over the internet and they all are identified within the parameters of regular font size and expression. Once you change the parameters of the actual words via font or expression, you are mathematically signalling out things that the words you have typed are “different” than all of the other words out there, and it makes them easier to pick up via Google or other such search engines.

Thus, if you are a walnut and want to get the attention of the oak tree…

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Anonymous December 16, 2011 at 00:41

The underlying question to the international community will be “Is it wrong for a law enforcement system (not unlike what is happening in America) to engage in “protocol perversions and semantics games” that serve to Empower one political faction over the other.
I believe these law enforcement perversions and manufactured statistics are unconstitutionally Empowering Gender-Raunch, at the expense of all other political factions.
I do not believe that the US constitution allows US law enforcement to manufacture empowerment statistics for anyone, but they are still doing it.

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Snark December 16, 2011 at 04:29

Welmer

Will you be posting on this?

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/radfem-hub-the-underbelly-of-a-hate-movement/

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Uncle Elmer December 16, 2011 at 09:15

scatmaster December 15, 2011 at 17:47

Hope you don’t “streamline” Uncle Elmer

———————-

Thank you for your kind words of support during Encorpera’s “census reduction” phase, which as always, occurs right before Christmas holidays.

Definitely recommend inviting this guy Clayton to contribute. Met him over a ForbesWoman whine and cheese party :

http://www.claytoncraddock.blogspot.com/

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W.F. Price December 16, 2011 at 09:23

Welmer

Will you be posting on this?

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/radfem-hub-the-underbelly-of-a-hate-movement/

-Snark

If it turns out that any of these people are judges, social workers, teachers or otherwise have any authority over men, sure.

keyster December 16, 2011 at 09:27

“If you want to make AVFM a premier portal for men, you need to take a more balanced approach to game & pua,…”

In defense of AVfM’s stance on Game/PUA communities, it’s mostly irrelevant if not counter to genuine “Activism”. They see us as “losers who can’t get laid” (don’t have Game), and we see them as a cult of hopeless pussy-beggers.

There is some overlap to the extent that exposure of the feminine psyche is at play. But the goals and objectives of each arena are at odds. I believe that’s Elam’s point, although a few MRA’s disagree. He’s neither against it or for it, but believes trying to draw equivalence is a distraction from real activism.

If “Running Game” on chicks at bars, your girlfriend and even feminists, supposedly empowering young men with confidence around women and life is activism for men as a group, it’s a very soft indirect activism. Not a bad thing if that’s your thing, just a whole other thing.

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Snark December 16, 2011 at 09:41

“If it turns out that any of these people are judges, social workers, teachers or otherwise have with any authority over men, sure.”

They do.

Agent Orange is due to release a lot more information in the coming days.

But yes, identities have been confirmed, including lawyers, social workers, teachers, academics, etc.

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djc December 16, 2011 at 09:53

Snark December 16, 2011 at 04:29

Welmer

Will you be posting on this?

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/radfem-hub-the-underbelly-of-a-hate-movement/

WOW! That’s unbelievable.

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Snark December 16, 2011 at 10:48

The opinions expressed are the same old feminism we’ve always known.

What’s changed is Agent Orange dug up their identities …

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Paul Elam December 16, 2011 at 11:13

@ Snark, Welmer

Thanks for posting a link to this. The Spearhead and any other blogs have my gratitude for re-posting that piece in it’s entirety.

As to the Game/PUA issue, I have a few more words to say. Keyster summed it up pretty well, though I assure I did not order him to do so. :)

After some repeated shots at MRA’s out of the Game community, I fired back with single article. Maybe not my best call, but that is life.

In general terms, though, and as demonstrated throughout the pages of my site, there is little to no focus on the subject.

I take the position that Game/PUA is simply what it is, has some benefits, but is not the only red pill path for young men. And since the vast majority of AVfM readers are much younger than me, I suppose that qualifies it.

There are, in fact, a good number of young men that want a different path than that of sexual primacy. Those young men also deserve their own way. This should leave plenty of room for the two camps to coexist without the occasional fireworks becoming chronic.

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Jaego Scorzne December 16, 2011 at 11:43

How about developing a Men’s Rights Section on Amazon Books if possible? I typed in Men’s Rights and just got stuff about Thomas Paine and Gay Romance. I don’t know the field well enough to do it. In fact, I’d like a reading list myself. I’m old fashioned and still like physical books. You can get more in depth on an issue quicker than only reading on blogs. And it’s easier on the eyes than ebooks.

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MK@MANFORTHEAGES December 16, 2011 at 17:41

I hope your settlement worked out to your satisfaction. I have a lot to write for men on the topic of a cost efficient divorce but am biding my time a little before taking up that effort.

I am glad I found this site its a nice resource for men in a day and age when the deck is stacked against us and the strategy is to silence and conquer.

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Brutal Antipathy December 17, 2011 at 14:34

I hope that Agent Orange’s information will eventually demonstrate links to the persons. As it stands so far, there is only the accusation of these people being the faces behind the screen names. Unsubstantiated accusations will not attract any media attention. Drawing a chain of evidence linking the screen name to the person will. You can’t expect any news agency to pounce of rumor. They need facts in order to peak their interest. Bait the hook, don’t just throw it out and expect to land a fish.

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continent December 17, 2011 at 21:50

Now that FBI has defined rape very broadly, more people will go to prison for sex offenses, including PUA activists. Perhaps PUA’s could form organization for pick-pockets, scam artist, counterfeit-money printers etc. they would have big pool of potential members since prison population is about 2 million, They would outnumber MRA 1 to 10, 000.
Wall Street and bank embezzlers probably would consider themselves too hoity toity to join such low lifers.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-rape-definition-20111215,0,7411370.story
Since the 1920s, rape has been defined as forcible penile penetration of a female. The definition does not include oral and anal penetration, penetration when a victim was unconscious or male victims.

The new definition includes “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

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rifat December 21, 2011 at 05:15

this is simply a wonderful website

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