Note: This article was edited because Bill Price returned to The Spearhead
People vanish from the so called manosphere all the time. Most of the disappearances are nobodies leaving the so called manosphere for whatever reason. In many cases, it can be due to anything from realizing that the manosphere is filled with bullshit to the failure of married gamers to keep their marriages. Sometimes, bigger names in the so called manosphere disappear. This is what happened after the Great DC Manosphere Meetup of Epic Failure.
Now another big name in the so called manosphere has disappeared (for a month). This is probably the biggest manosphere disappearance so far even though it was only temporary. Bill Price, owner of The Spearhead, has completely disappeared, and no one else at The Spearhead knew where he was until today. Why did Bill Price disappear? While we know that it was because of family problems, there was speculation that he is in jail because he got behind on his child support payments. (It was also possible that he has realized manosphere red pill ideology was completely bullshit and couldn’t pull a “player burnout” excuse or that Bill Price’s feminist wife demanded that he pull the plug. This is still possible even though he’s back for now.)
We heard from him today, but from his own words it’s still possible he might disappear due to financial reasons.
However, during my time offline, I was forced to confront a few realities that may have some implications for the future of this site. Quite frankly, the ROI isn’t adequate given the time I put into it. Of course, that wasn’t the point initially. If I’d started the site for money, I would have taken an entirely different approach (in fact, I would have avoided men’s issues altogether).
For now, I’ll keep The Spearhead going, but I have to start selling something, and fast.
Financial reasons for leaving the so called manosphere can be valid. Manospherians have been trying to monetize their content and failing to do so. Bill Price may be the first to leave due to financial reasons, but if he does others will do the same as it will be a safe excuse (like “player burnout”) to leave.
Another excuse to leave is to declare victory.
I think this made a difference, and I have noticed the narrative has shifted somewhat over the last few years. How much remains to be seen, as one still runs across feminist tripe with some regularity in trendy magazines and the like, but this isn’t the 90s anymore; people don’t take it as gospel.
The so called manosphere hasn’t done anything about feminism except spend countless hours trolling feminists online. This has produced exactly ZERO results. No laws have been changed. Feminism is still as powerful as it ever was. Another excuse to leave the so called manosphere is to pretend that you actually produced results in rolling back feminism. It’s like how Saddam Hussein “declared victory” at the end of the Iran-Iraq War while having absolutely nothing to show for the longest and deadliest war of the 20th century.
I’m sure we will see more silly reasons used as exit strategies from the so called manosphere.