Alison Tieman (‘TyphonBlue’) – appearance on Canadian national television – and the growth of street-level men’s rights activism

Canada is both the home of many radical feminists, and some notable men’s human rights advocates (MHRAs) including Daniel Perrins, John Hembling (‘John the Other’), Karen Straughan (‘GirlWritesWhat’), and many more. Another well-known Canadian MHRA is Alison Tieman, who I know best from her pieces which appear on A Voice for Men http://avoiceformen.com under the name ‘TyphonBlue’.

Things are getting interesting in Canada. There’s been a lot of media coverage there with respect to MHRAs putting up posters – mainly on university campuses, I believe – in response to feminist posters with the anti-rape message ‘Don’t Be That Guy’, as if any potential rapist is going to be deterred by posters. The posters have a number of objectives including telling the blatant lie to women that men collectively are inclined to rape, and that men collectively can stop the tiny proportion of men who commit rape.

Some MHRAs have reacted with campaigns putting up posters with titles such as, ‘Don’t Be That Girl’, with messages such as, ‘Just because you regret having had sex, doesn’t mean it was rape.’ It’s these campaigns which have been getting media attention.

I was pleased this morning to see on ‘The Counter-Feminist’ website http://counterfem.blogspot.co.uk that Alison Tieman has appeared on Canadian national television. The rest of this post is taken from the website. Interesting commentary from the man who runs the website, Fidelbogen, including a reference to growing ‘street-level activism’ in Canada, a welcome development:

“Alison Tieman (a.k.a. TyphonBlue) has been interviewed on CTV, the Canadian equivalent of CBS as I am told. Here, see for yourself:

http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=972074&binId=1.1165965&playlistPageNum=1

This interview was in regard to the recent postering activity in Saskatoon – although they touch upon the Edmonton activity as well. By the way, Alison herself says that SOME of the postering in Saskatoon was being done by a person or persons unknown to her. She also says that postering (also by persons unknown) has happened in the city of Regina (Saskatchewan).

And Eric Duckman of Men’s Rights Edmonton – who is a true son of the Alberta prairie! – tells me that they are getting enquiries from all sorts of people who want to ‘set up local groups’.

So… I think you get the picture here. The idea that men are part of the human race, and deserve to be treated as such, is spreading like a ‘disease’. Heh, forgive me! 😉

On another note, a Slutwalk parade was held in Edmonton today, and our friends at MR Edmonton were on hand to greet the Sluts as they entered Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. The Sluts were in for a surprise, for what did they behold but MRE peeps holding up placards bearing such mottos as ‘We Love Sluts’, and ‘Whore-ay for Sluts’, ‘Be More Slutty.’

I am told that the Sluts were taken aback and confused by this message, and some very lively exchanges followed – many of which were captured on video. Stay tuned.”

 

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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