Bettina Arndt update

Just received:

Hi Everybody,

Exciting news this week –  I am the first Australian contributor on  Jordan Peterson’s new platform, thinkspot! I’ve been invited to be part of the first group of ten or so contributors Jordan has invited to start the platform.

It is supposed to be up and running by Sept 30. There’s over 250,000 people registered to join the site and they will be allowed access in batches from around that time. If you join up now using “Bettina” as a promo code, it will help ensure you have earlier entry. You don’t need to pay to come on board but there will be subscriptions available for various extra tiers providing access to greater involvement by readers – such as Q&A sessions.

Thinkspot is designed as a platform for promoting the free exchange of ideas and in-depth discussion – particularly of topics which are being silenced in our current repressive culture. As I have explained before, YouTube has effectively killed my channel by hiding all my videos and refusing to allow me advertising, which provided most of the revenue I was receiving – no doubt driven by ongoing feminist campaign against me.  So, thinkspot is hugely important for me and many others who are currently being censored. See one of their first promotion images, below.

We are currently in the process of transferring my videos and a bunch of other material to the site. It’s looking pretty interesting with features designed for serious interaction with readers, where I will participate in discussions about my ideas. Unlike the smart-arse comments which dominate much of current social media, thinkspot is imposing a minimal 50 word limit on comments, to encourage more thoughtful discourse. It will be interesting to see how this works out.

I’ll be revealing more in weeks to come. Let’s see how mainstream media reacts to this development. No doubt it will be greeted by sneers from the usual suspects, including the ABC, but I am hopeful the publicity will alert more people to what I am trying to do.

Sexist, misogynist pile of crap

Next week I’m also giving the next talk in my campus tour – At UNSW in Sydney, Tues 24 Sept, 6.00 pm at the Red Centre Theatre on Kensington campus.

It will be interesting because so much has happened in the last few months with the French inquiry into free speech on campuses leading to the universities eventually signing up to free speech codes. UNSW will have a chance to parade their support for free speech if they handle this well but it looks like they will be put to the test with major protests apparently being planned.

Have a look at this charming creature. This is Caitlin Keogh, Women’s Officer at UNSW – pictured here abusing me at my Sydney Uni protest. You can see her in action here.

Keogh travelled to Sydney University to abuse me when I spoke there last year. You can imagine she’s not very happy to have me speaking at her own university, UNSW, next week. I am told activists from other universities will be joining her organisation next Tues to protest my talk

The Butterfield Effect

Many of my younger readers will know the great Australian comedian, Isaac Butterfield who has attracted over 1 mill YouTube subscriber through his crude, rude and very funny videos. Isaac has just started a new podcast, The Butterfield Effect, featuring long, in-depth interviews and I was the first person to appear on the show.

We’ve put together a short video featuring some highlights from this lengthy interview here –

And if you enjoy this brief taste you can listen to the podcast or watch the whole interview here. It’s great seeing all the positive comments from people who know nothing about my work.

That’s it for now. Cheers, Tina

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