At the 2014 International Conference on Men’s Issues, held in Detroit, I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne Venker, a conservative anti-feminist author. In her new post Janet covers the issue of Suzanne having been uninvited to speak at a college. From her article:
“A university panel called Uncomfortable Learning invited Suzanne to speak in a student run series, focused on, well, uncomfortable learning. The series was designed to challenge ideas and dominant cultural narratives, and Suzanne was scheduled to give a talk called One step forward, ten steps back: why feminism fails. Here’s how one student reacted on Facebook:
When you bring a misogynistic, white supremacist men’s rights activist to campus in the name of ‘dialogue’ and ‘the other side,’ you are not only causing actual mental, social, psychological and physical harm to students, but you are also — paying — for the continued dispersal of violent ideologies that kill our black and brown (trans) femme sisters … you are dipping your hands in their blood.
My goodness! Suzanne murders transwomen with her speeches? Who knew? I guess she is a little badass.”