It would greatly help anti-feminist campaigners if more anti-feminists publicly self-identified as such, away from their keyboards. We understand that for some of them it could have adverse professional consequences, but for many (most?) it wouldn’t. Individuals anti-feminists’ aversion to potential confrontation (largely unfounded, in my experience) is surely one of the key reasons that public understanding of men’s issues, and feminism, remains so woeful (although, of course, it’s steadily improving).
Our thanks to William for pointing us to a remarkable piece (audio, 22:01) by Karen Straughan, recorded a couple of months after last year’s London conference. She expands on a point she made in her interview with Steve Brule at the conference – here (video, 36:08) – namely that more anti-feminists and men’s rights advocates need to ‘come out’, as she did, with some trepidation. Her accounts of that decision, and the lack of adverse consequences for her, are inspiring. My admiration for Karen, already deep, just increases year after year. Her importance to the MRM over the years, and to this day, could scarcely be exaggerated.
You know, with every person who comes out unashamedly, unabashedly, unapologetically, the road for everyone else becomes smoother and less steep.
Towards the end of the piece Karen refers to an appeal for the ‘Honey Badger House’. The appeal is now closed, but it had a target of CAND49,900 to reach by 20.9.16, and reached CAND54,717.
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