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Canadian Student Union wants to ban men’s rights groups! So much for free speech and equal treatment…

September 3, 2013
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men's rightsNCFM NOTE: Clicking on the picture to your left takes you to the Canadian National Post article Robyn Urback: Student union brands men’s rights groups as ‘hateful’ clubs that ‘justify sexual assault. The first thing you will see is a picture of a young well dressed women holding a sign saying “Men of Equality Support Women’s Equality.” Whatever happened to the struggle for “Human Rights?”  The struggle for all men and women to be treated fairly and with respect. It somehow got devoured by feminism, that is radical feminism; or, better yet supremacist feminism and the disenfranchisement of men. So pronounced is this absurd pogrom that we have allowed our educational system to become rooted in its destructive nonsense. By inaction we are complicit in submitting generations of children to educational systems disrespectful toward men, their accomplishments, and contributions to our history, societies, and cultures. Even though westernized women are the most accomplished, educated, protected, well paid, and safest of all women our schools instill notions of female oppression. We have apparently educated untold numbers of young adults who believe whatever they are taught, question very little, believe the worse of man-kind, cannot think for themselves or see the goodness in people regardless of gender. The National Post article along with many others show a misandric ideology grounded in not much more than pure fantasy. The fantasy of the mentally ill if not deranged. No sane and critically thinking person could make the horrific misandric statements reported in these articles.  Such statements are absurd on their face. Representatives of the Canadian Association of Students supporting such anti-male nonsense have no grasp of reality. Their website lists their National Executives including a “Women’s Representative.” There is no “Men’s Representative” as if men don’t even exist or are lower than pond scum. Clearly some CAS representatives have been brainwashed to such an extent they can’t even hear their own hate speech. Hate speech to which they fervently hold title  by way of perceived victim-hood. After all, they are oppressed. Oppressed by a man, men, anything associated with maleness, and inevitably patriarchy and the horrific thing called PENIS. They are, in large part, young, pampered, goosestepping idiots of a very dangerous kind. We need to reinvent our educational systems and do it now… We need to recruit and support students of quality who support human rights, including the rights of men.

Robyn Urback: Student union brands men’s rights groups as ‘hateful’ clubs that ‘justify sexual assault

There is, apparently, an ominous threat to female autonomy growing on Canadian campuses, and it masquerades under the guise of “men’s rights awareness.” These deceptive collectives purport to offer support and resources to men in the community, but, according to the Canadian Federation of Students, they actually promote “misogynist, hateful views,” and “justify sexual assault.” Well, then.

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the union body representing over 500,000 students across the country, will consider this and other matters over the next week as part of its 63rd semi-annual nation general meeting. On the agenda roster is a motion to amend the “Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women on Campus” policy to account for the “increase in the presence” of men’s groups on Canadian campuses.

According to the motion:

“The groups provide environments for sexism, patriarchy, and misogyny to manifest and be perpetuated on campus” and “promote misogynist, hateful views toward women and ideologies that promote gender equity, challenges women’s bodily autonomy, justifies sexual assault, and decries feminism as violent.”

“Messages from these groups claim to be of equality, but are in fact messages that are misogynist, sexist, cissexist, heterosexist, and homophobic responses to the challenge of cis-male privilege in society.”

Needless to say, the description is fraught with a number of bold, unsubstantiated — and frankly, wrong — statements. But find me an official group poster that claims women’s bodies are the rightful property of men, and I’ll retract. In any case, despite the rhetoric-heavy description, the CFS motion stops short of actually recommending a ban to men’s groups by name. Instead, it calls for official opposition to “campaigns, forums, groups, meetings or events whose purpose is to frighten, intimidate, and/or target women students on campus.”

Ah, I see what you did there, CFS. It’s OK for men to gather as a group, just as long as they don’t “intimidate women”. The problem, of course, is that it really doesn’t matterwhat men’s rights groups have in their mission statements — or on their posters, or who they have speaking at their events. Opponents of men’s groups on campus have proven, time and time again, that they are opposed to the concept of men’s rights in principle, and find intimidation in the very idea. And will thrust forward every “ism” in the Human Rights Code in order to justify their defence.

Not only was the union opposed to men’s rights speakers on campus but it was also against allowing people to access theideas while on the university server

The so-called battle between student unions and men’s groups has experienced a bit of a surge over the last couple of years, most recently culminating in a demonstration on the University of Toronto campus in which about 100 people gathered to protest a lecture by author Warren Farrell. The gathering resulted in a clash with the police, as protesters demanded the event be shut down on the grounds that Farrell’s views were “misogynistic” and propagated “hate speech.” Meanwhile, inside, the author of The Myth of Male Power  was discussing, among other things, how video games can impact boys’ development and the anxieties male teachers face about accusations of misconduct.

But never mind that. U of T student union quickly responded with a motion to condemn the university and to ban access to a particular men’s rights awareness website from U of T servers. Not only was the union opposed to men’s rights speakers on campus — however innocuous their message may have been — but it was also against allowing staff and students to access the ideas while on the university server. Hey, maybe we can petition the Canadian government to take men’s groups off the Internet altogether?

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This type of blanket opposition to men’s programs was also evident last May when the student union at Simon Fraser University allocated $30,000 of its budget to create a men’s centre on campus. The space was conceived by its creators at a safe space for male students to find resources and support, but was lambasted by detractors in aYouTube video as a place that would “celebrate hegemonic masculinity.” The Women’s Centre on campus, further, said it would not support a men’s centre that “focused on maintaining the old boys club … that promotes the status quo, encourages sexual assault, or fosters an atmosphere of competition and violence.” Um — who said anything about encouraging sexual assault?

It is that sort of hyperbolic misrepresentation that perpetually stunts efforts to create resources for male students on campus, and gives fodder to CFS to pull out their favourite oppression lexicons in drafting motions. Suffice to say that a group for men doesn’t necessarily equate to a group against women, just as a group for Christian students on campus doesn’t amount an assembly against Jews or Muslims. I don’t doubt there may be a member or two with some less-than-politically-correct views on the roles of men and women, but to paint all men’s rights groups with the same broad brush (never mind to unabashedly label them all as assault-apologists) is to unfairly characterize an entire group of students. Not to mention half the human race. According to my lexicon, it’s incredibly prejudicial.

National Post

Robyn Urback • rurback@nationalpost.com

national coalition for menThe Men’s Rights Movement is about fair and equal treatment for everyone.

The contemporary feminist movement or whatever it is, is about female supremacy and the denial of men’s rights, like your sons.

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9 Responses to Canadian Student Union wants to ban men’s rights groups! So much for free speech and equal treatment…

  1. Gender Harmony on September 29, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    The level of replies here that show how much hatred towards women still exists is repulsive and just sad. Hatred, replied with hatred, replied with hatred and change will never happen, there will only be more hatred if this continues. Wake up.

    • NCFM on September 29, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      It was an irrational hatred of men that put us in this horrific situation. True MRA’s support human and equal rights coupled with equal responsibilities and consequences. The feminist movement demands equal outcomes without any associated responsibility or consequences. Perhaps MRA’s should embrace supporters of such drivel, give them a hug, turn the other cheek, and wait for them to come get our children for re education. It’s not a matter of hate, at lease not for responsible people like most MRA’s, it’s a matter of common sense, fundamental fairness, and making the world a better place for all of us regardless of gender.

      • Gender Harmony on October 26, 2013 at 7:03 AM

        You are absolutely right. I wrote this prior to major inner breakthroughs. The listening of men and understanding of their validity and pain is non-existent. The viciousness of feminism has fueled such rebuttals, understood. This and the MHRA has tried to come forward gently but was not heard. So, power on. I will do my part in supporting this movement.

    • AttilaTheHun on October 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      Well, if we take the feminist tact, then we should be demanding equal enrollment and graduation of women AND men from colleges and universities. No excuses! The state should dump massive resources to make it happen. NOW!

      • Gender Harmony on October 26, 2013 at 7:03 AM

        Absolutely!

  2. william smith on September 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    I have been pro women’s rights my whole life. But not this way. Not a power trip that places men in an unequal position. This is wrong and puts women on a pedistal that they have always said they don’t want to be on.

    • Benjamin on September 16, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      Of course, what women “say” has nothing to do with reality. They do want a pedestal, and a chaise.

      One can never discern what women want, by listening to what they say they want.

      I heard a couple of middle-aged, wealthy mothers chatting at the coffee house the other day; and one mentioned how a man had called out her daughter, regarding a falsehood the daughter had told. The mother said, and her friend agred, “Of course she said that; she didn’t want you to…” (take the actiomns he would have taken, freely, if he knew the truth)

      To these broads, it was completely standard, and not even questioned, that a woman would lie and say whatever was required, to achieve her own will in others’ actions.

      • women are scum on September 27, 2013 at 7:16 PM

        I have always believed that female is a birth defect. Women are irrational, illogical, morally and spiritually insane sociopaths that should be exterminated.

        Ancient greeks got it right: women are soulless beasts, that shouldn’t even exist.

        Thankfully, all women will go to Hell, and only men go to Heaven.

  3. Kevin Wayne (@kevinwaynerox) on September 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    I heard that you can’t be “Sexist” against Males. At least that’s what Tumblr Feminazi’s want us to think.

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