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 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) 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


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


Stories in Episode 1 of Tales from the Infrared:

Strange Announcement No One Understands, Something About Kittens


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

Kerfuffle between MRAs and MGTOWs:


J. Scott Davis takes a dive for Kellett

John the Other reminds “Scientist” PZ Myers he has an unanswered challenge

AVFM Mail Out


PwnySlayStation01 pwns Dean Esmay
(Gamers: They really are coming for you)
See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qCJ9cpqd_8

A still-relevant response to these Stalinists:


“The Bad”
Warren Ellis Shows You How to Get Women Right
Original Source:
(Found via our friends at 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



“The Good”

Flash Fiction Online’s submission guidelines.

“The Bad”
TV Tropes Deletes Every Rape Trope; Geek Feminism Wiki Steps In

The YouPoop (Seen YouTube)

Most Divorces Are Caused By Women? Not So Fast There, MRAs

Feminist Frequency still asking for money

New MRA charges into the breech: Billy Clement

Interwebz Drama (Reddit Post dramatic re-enactment, with Dean Esmay and Typhonblue)


A little more on the Interwebz Drama/Fake Typhon

Getting banned from HALO for being sexist–for LIFE

Justicar challenges MRAs


Men With Kittens

Additional Credits:

morseRT.wav by FreqMan


SHOW LOGO: Roger O. Thornhill

“Penis” by Mykeru Media


Click here to reach the show page


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!

Linux Gaming Moving Forward

I’ve been wondering if or when game developers would get serious about trying to shake loose their dependence on Microsoft. It appears that Valve, which is basically the hub of the PC gaming universe, is getting serious about Linux.

If they are successful, I’m going to have to dial down my view that the PC is going to ebb, because one thing that’s painfully obvious about PCs is that they are a consistently more powerful gaming platform than consoles, and gaming is increasingly popular and mainstream.

Growing Reasoned Criticism of Anita Sarkeesian

The amount of rational, reasoned responses to Anita Sarkeesian’s brand of feminism is growing. This is probably the most detailed and specific and biting so far:

I have some friends contemplating doing a Kickstarter project on toxic and dishonest forms of feminism that infantalize women and demonize men. It should be interesting to see if that comes to life. One thing that’s obvious: whether intentionally or on purpose, Anita Sarkeesian could not have made the situation better for herself if she had tried.

Meanwhile, I note that it’s still totally OK to fire a nobody for saying the words “booth babe” about a celebrity, and women who dissent from Sarkeesian’s views get very little notice except for places like this blog.

Anyway, I recommend watching the above two videos before actually responding to them.