One of the venues we approached as a potential venue for ICMI18 was Bush Hall, which turns out to be an appropriate name. They sent me this email:
Thank you for enquiring to hire Bush Hall via <name redacted>.
I’m afraid our license doesn’t permit us to host any religious or political events.
Even if we could we wouldn’t. As a primarily female run company, researching what your party stands for has shocked us to say the least. [J4MB: Standing up for the human rights of men and boys… yes, shocking.] We know that the owners would morally oppose allowing you to hire Bush Hall as a platform to promote anti-feminism. [J4MB: They’d oppose the hire of the venue to people who tell the truth about feminism, namely that it’s an ideology seeking to relentless increase female privilege, and male disadvantage? Of course. Cue moral outrage.]
I hope you find your perfect venue because it sure as hell isn’t here.
Betsy – Gormless Feminist Of The Month
Sophie – Toxic Feminist Of The Month
MUSIC & EVENTS COORDINATOR
Let’s try a gender switch on one of those paragraphs, and imagine another venue had a hire enquiry from the Women’s Equality Party, and responded with this:
Even if we could we wouldn’t. As a primarily male run company, researching what your party stands for has shocked us to say the least. We know that the owners would morally oppose allowing you to hire Bush Hall as a platform to promote feminism.
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