Just received from Tina:
Plan for Sydney University – Wednesday February 27
It’s four months since I filed a complaint to Sydney University about last year’s violent protest against me and the University’s failure to enforce codes of conduct with regard to the key organisers of the protest. This protest led a national enquiry on campus free speech.
Since then Vice Chancellor Michael Spence has publicly dismissed the concern about that protest as a “circus”, claiming “Nothing really happened at Bettina Arndt’s event. In the end, she had her lecture, the protesters had their protest.” He has wrongly stated that my audience was not prevented from attending my talk by the protest – yet this only happened after the riot squad cleared the protesters from blocking access to the venue.
In the face of this indifference and inaction by the University, I am planning the first stage of a concerted information campaign at the university to warn male students about the risks the rape scare campaign poses.
Next Wednesday, February 27, we are planning a clandestine operation which I will tell you more about after it happens. But believe me, Michael Spence won’t be happy.
I urgently need more people to help me late afternoon and into the evening on that day, to hand out leaflets to students outside the gates of the university. I’m disappointed that I have had so little response to my call-out last week seeking helpers.
Come on people! If this 69-year-old grandmother can do it, so can you. I really need a few more women and many men to help with this task. It is neither illegal nor dangerous. I’ll explain more when you contact me.
Next Stop – University of Western Australia March 7
I’ve finally managed to get my talk organised at UWA after endless frustration. It’s worrying that none of the student groups at UWA were prepared to host my talk. It just shows the power of the feminist groups on campus who have succeeded in intimidating other students – with the help of the National Union of Students which is using compulsory student union fees to fund protests against me.
In the end I managed to organise to host my own event, with the help of many people including a major organisation that provided the critical public liability insurance. The university has required me to hire two security officers for within the venue – I’ll be using crowd-funder money raised last year to fund that. We’re also paying students to distribute flyers at campus entrances – the university will not allow me to post any publicity for the event, nor distribute material on campus. Plus I have a group of volunteers helping with this but we urgently need more – including some women. It is a far better look if there is a mixed group handing out flyers about this sort of event.
So we really need your help in getting the word out that this is happening. You can promote the post on my Facebook page or on my website. Or my tweet. It would be great if you could blitz all possible social media connected with UWA so we can get the message out to students and staff that this is happening. Remember, the goal is not just to sell tickets but rather to alert ordinary students to what is happening at our universities.
Note – It looks like we have also made it into the ANU – hopefully on March 12. More information about this soon.
An End to Family Courts?
In my book, #MenToo, I mentioned the decades I spent involved in family law, writing articles and speaking out about the horrendous damage being caused by our current system. I was appointed to various government committees trying to push through reforms and it has been a most depressing experience to see so many of those being wound back by subsequent governments.
I’m very conscious that I haven’t done much on family law in my YouTube videos, yet still I receive endless emails from people suffering as a result of the injustices that are commonplace in the system.
The most worrying issue is the impact on children and that’s why I am delighted to introduce you to David Curl who set up a wonderful organisation called For Kids Sake, which is getting real runs on the board in working towards proper reform designed to protect children during family break-up. I hope you will be impressed by his passion and intellect, his calm, strategic thinking. It is no wonder so many members of parliament are listening to him. David is working alongside Aaron Cockman whose children were murdered in Margaret River last year as a result of family law battles. I hope you will support their foundation.
Here’s the link to the video – please help me spread the word about this important initiative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGBpoBH9820
That’s it for now. Until next time, Tina
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