Our thanks to George for spotting this. ‘Imnotmrabut’ is objecting to the website of ICMI18. It’s perfectly suitable for the task, and readily updateable 24/7/365 – a key requirement – as was the website for ICMI16.
The idea that more sophisticated websites would lead to greatly enhanced attendances at ICMIs is, in my view, deeply flawed. The target audiences for ICMIs are those with an interest in men’s issues, and the ICMIs soon come to their notice. What would help would be mainstream media exposure in advance, but those media are hostile to MRAs in general, or at best indifferent. Martin Daubney and Peter Lloyd (referenced in the rant) aren’t publicly hostile towards feminism and feminists, hence their mainstream media exposure.
I have a strong hunch who ‘Imnotmrabut’ is, but I’ll keep that to myself. I’d prefer that he have the courage of his convictions, and revealed his identity, as I have for many years. He’s just posted another rant on Reddit. It’s full of inaccuracies, but I have neither the time nor the will to correct them, other than to say the media were NOT banned from ICMI16 or ICMI17, and were present at both. They were banned from recording the presentations, for practical and other reasons. Those presentations (36 across the two conferences) can be found on Paul Elam’s YouTube channel, and ours.
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