One of the greatest pleasures of attending the AVfM conference on men’s issues near Detroit in July 2014 was meeting a number of Honey Badgers – female non-feminists, anti-feminists, or men’s rights advocates. I resolved before flying to the US that when I met Karen Straughan (GirlWritesWhat, who doesn’t know that by now?) I wouldn’t stare at my shoes and mumble, ‘Er… um… er… big fan, Karen…’.
I may possibly have failed in that resolution. Karen was very kind, I imagine she’s used to MRAs staring at their shoes, and mumbling. The end of her speech at the conference, which covered the issue of Honey Badgers, had me crying with laughter, along with many others in the audience.
It was also a great pleasure meeting other Honey Badgers, including Alison Tieman. She was an utter delight, as was her husband, who appears right at the end of this video. I’ve been very tied up in the past week, but the gist of the story is, so far as I understand it, that Alison – along with other Honey Badgers – was banned from the Calgary Comic Expo, ‘CalEx’. The video is well worth watching. Enjoy.