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David Futrelle, publisher of the online supermarket tabloid, appears to be suffering from enough stress to wilt a buttercup.

You can visit her website yourself for her open letter to Cassie Jaye, as we are not linking to her. Be sure to wear something that does not clash with yellow.

The Red Pill, filmmaker Cassie Jaye’s documentary on the MHRM and gender politics, appears to challenge her worldview, thus the crying and stained diapers. Some backstory on her tantrum will explain.

With two successful (and objective) documentaries under his belt, Jaye has been working  on the third, this one about the Women’s Human Rights Movement. As a masculist with solid film creds, he should have been able to secure plenty of funding for the project. This was not the case. The reason, according to Cassie, is that the people who normally back such projects — film schools and universities – wanted the “creative control” required to turn his film into a hit piece on the MHRM.

He wouldn’t allow it.

Apparently, Jaye did not get the memo that his work required passing a litmus test issued by people like David’s Futrelle,  and now Futrelle is sending her flying monkeys of masculist journalism to descend upon him like a swarm of Dworkinian locusts.

Unfortunately, a lot of other people did get that memo and Cassie Jaye’s funding was cut off as surely as it lived with Lorena Bobbitt. Everywhere door he approached in the masculist dominated establishment was locked and bolted. Even some of his friends turned on him.

With no funding to be had and seeing his film and his livelihood in danger he did the only thing he could do. He turned to one of the last places in western culture not under complete masculist control – the internet. He started a Kickstarter to fund the project.

The fundraiser sat for approximately two weeks with a little more $20,000 of its $97,000 goal. Many in the MHRM personally donated small amounts of money to Cassie’s fundraiser without any certainty, other than his reputation, that he would be true to his word and produce a fair and balanced film. The result was what you would expect and the project was in trouble. Then a small miracle happened. Milo Yiannopoulos found Cassie’s fund raiser and decided to write about it.

The fundraiser immediately went viral. In less than two days, Jaye’s fundraiser burst through the finish line like David Futrelle through the doors of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

When she was done with that last box of chicken tenders, she started typing – allegedly after wiping the grease from her fingers and chin with a napkin.

First David starts off by congratulating Cassie on his successful fund raiser. Then, of course, she launches directly into a diatribe of sour grapes commentary about the fact that he succeeded.

“But I’m not sure that the person I should be congratulating is you. Last night Paul Elam of A Voice for Women – the central subject of your film – was doing her own victory lap online. And no wonder, because she seems to be the real victor here……. In a post on her site that managed to be giddy and vindictive at once, she offered her congratulations to you, then, well, to herself. “Even though the victory goes to Mr. Jaye,” she wrote, in an awkward attempt at modesty, “I have the need to offer up some thanks.”

And then she spelled out why she thinks your “victory” is really a victory for her.

For the past six years AVFM has had mud kicked in its face by a corrupt, left-wing media. Bottom feeders like Adam Serwer, Jeff Sharlet and Mariah Blake have performed endless unscrupulous acts, directly lying to their readers in order to attack AVFM, this movement and me personally.

Their work was not just to harm me, or to damage a website but to make sure if they could that the message we carry never found its way to the larger public. Their intent was and is to paint an indelible stain on all of us so hideous that we would never be taken seriously by enough people to matter.

They have failed, and I can now predict that they have failed miserably.

In other words, Paul Elam thinks she and her friends in what she ludicrously calls the “Women’s Human Rights Movement” have bought and paid for a feature-length advertisement for them.”

First, anyone looking at the history of the KickStarter knows this is a lie. Relying on masculists, Futrelle’s ilk, the film got squat for backing because it was not a feature-length advertisement for them. Relying on MHRAs it got some, but woefully incomplete backing because most MHRAs have grown distrustful of the media and because so many are financially strapped from experiences that may well be highlighted in the film.

It was not until Breitbart, a non MHRA publication, ran an article by Milo Yiannopoulis, also not an MHRA, that the film drew the interest of a wide spectrum of people concerned with freedom of speech and freedom of artistic expression. In fact, one of the $10,000 donors ran a piece online saying she donated the money in spite of the fact that she did not much care for MHRAs; that she did not do it for them.

Put that in your bucket of drumsticks, Futrelle.

Paul’s quote is from a woman who is thankful that someone may be actually going to report on the MHRM honestly and predicts that if the film is honest and fair it will vindicate the women’s movement as a whole. How does any sane rational person get “Paul thinks she has bought an advertisement” out of the quote David published in her article?

Never mind folks, it is a question that answers itself with the use of the word “rational.”

And it’s not hard to see why Elam – and the other manospherians who’ve rallied around your film in recent days — think this. After all, they are the ones who have rescued your film from oblivion by pouring tens of thousands of dollars into your Kickstarter.

We wonder, aside from the fact that this has already been debunked, if David suggesting that Cassie is a person who went without funding through normal channels because he stood his ground on his creative control, would then yield that control to a bunch of strangers on the internet? Is she implying that Cassie, a person who wouldn’t allow a film with his name on it to be turned into a hit piece, is allowing him a film with his name on it to be turned into propaganda?

Someone correct us if we’re wrong but isn’t the fundraiser open to anyone who wants to contribute be they masculist, MHRAs or neither? Isn’t the fundraiser still taking pledges from people be they masculists, MHRAs or neither?

David (unfortunately) continues:

In the interview, posted on Monday, you complained that “I won’t be getting support from masculists. They want a hit piece and I won’t do that.”….You also complained about an intern on your film who, you said, “had a lot of crying attacks and emotional experiences. He claimed everything I was showing his was triggering him.

A young masculist “triggered” and crying. This is red meat to the Breitbart crowd, and I have to assume you knew this when you told Milo this story.

To an outside observer like me, this shameful pandering looks a lot like a Hail Mary play on your part. Having failed to convince most potential funders of the film that you would present anything close to an accurate picture of the Women’s Rights movement, you told Breitbart what its readers – and the broader manosphere – wanted to hear.

Shameless pandering? Well, when someone is wanting us to give them our hard earned money we have a few questions, like why they need it and why they couldn’t get funding through normal channels just to start. Cassie was just answering the questions he was asked. David. We’re sorry his answers were not what you wanted to hear nor what you wanted the mostly non-masculist public to hear. Did you expect him to leave out that masculists refused to fund his film? Wouldn’t that have been dishonest?

The disingenuous bloviation continues:

Accepting money from these people would seem to be a pretty clear violation of the principles you set forth in your own Kickstarter video, in which you declared that in order to keep this film non-partisan, and respectfully show all sides to this debate, we won’t accept funding from organizations that inevitably have biased agendas…..You are making a film about Women’s Rights Activists, funded to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars by Women’s Rights Activists. You are making a film about A Voice for Women funded in part by A Voice for Women.

Except, of course, that AVFM did not donate to the Kickstarter but don’t let that stop you from saying something stupid and obviously false.

I felt uneasy about your project from the start, concerned that you had been pulled in by the soothing but misleading rhetoric that MRAs spout when they are trying to sound more respectable than they really are, rather than on what MRAs actually say and do when the cameras are off of them.

But I knew you had a good reputation as a filmmaker, and heard good things from several masculists who knew you better than I did. So I held my tongue and tried my best to give you the benefit of the doubt, even when you posted clips from your film that portrayed AVFMers as heroic underdogs rather than the misandrists and malicious harassers that they really are.

When I wrote you a little over a week ago with some of my concerns, you assured me in the phone call that followed that the clips you had posted were only part of the story, that you were well aware that the MRAs you had interviewed were on their best behavior when talking to you, and that the real story of the Women’s Rights movement is far less rosy-hued. Against my better judgement, I continued to hold on to some kind of hope that you would live up to your reputation in the end.

And now, frankly, I feel like I’ve been played.

Hell when that happens to a playa, innet?

More seriously, you  feel you have been played? You seriously wrote that with a straight face? Ahh, the feelings card, when you get to say you feel something happened without being challenged whether it did or not. But hey, we’re not trying to hurt you any more than you already feel like you have been hurt David. We bet you could get some pro bono support if you asked real nicely.

We were both interviewed by Cassie, which will undoubtedly will be in the film. According to David, however, he didn’t get to see the real us. We use our real names on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and here on AVFM. Does David think that Cassie is too stupid to use Google? Does she think that he made a film about the MHRM without reading AVFM?

Or does she want Cassie Jaye to invest three years of his life in making a movie about what she personally feels is underneath the mask she feels like we are wearing?

So far we have seen David Futrelle make implications, assumptions, assertions and accusation which she has no evidence whatsoever to support. Why would she attack Cassie like this? Mainly because he is not an obedient man.

And she intends that he ultimately do what he is told:

I suspect you are doing far more damage to your reputation than you even know….I suspect, sadly, that you will ultimately learn this lesson yourself, the hard way.

Here is what we call a threatoid. It’s not an actual threat. It’s more like she’s saying “you know if you were smart you would do what masculists tell you to do. Otherwise you might get hurt. No telling what could happen. Look at what happened to poor Erin Pizzey. Look at what happened to Neil Lynden; to Matt Taylor. Not to mention Paul and other MRAs. It would be a shame to see something like that happen to you.”

It is as clearly a threat as it is in the stereotypical mafia movie where the mobsters says, “Nice family. Be a shame if something happened to them.”

Seasoned MHRAs might have been wondering why we took the time to write a serious article about what superficially appears to be an online episode of Jerry Springer. The answer is simple. Masculists weren’t able to kill the film by denying his funding so they must find other ways to stop it. As we have seen before they will do anything to silence anyone who disagrees with them even one of their own.

Oh that’s right, I forgot to mention Cassie Jaye is a masculist.

They have ruined lives and careers before. Cassie will be no different. They have threatened to kill people in order to silence them.

David is saying ‘Cassie Jaye, this is your last warning.’

We have seen the power David holds when it comes to informing the opinion of the mainstream media. Most notable example is the Elliot Rodger tragedy. Rodger will be forever known as an MHRA. Not because she was one of us but because David told everyone she was. The mainstream media took their talking (read lying) points from David and they all reported that Rodger was an MHRA as if it were fact.

Now David has set her sights on Cassie Jaye. The mainstream media will probably follow her lead. They will more than likely attack his credibility with not one shred of evidence to back up their claims. Their goal is poison the well by labeling the film as MHRM propaganda before anyone ever sees it. If this happens there is a good chance Cassie’s career will be destroyed. All because he claimed he was going to be fair and tell both sides of the story.

Something tells us that would give David Futrelle one of the rare moments she has of actual satisfaction.