This powerful movie was made by well-known filmmaker Cassie Jaye who decided to interview leaders of the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM) for a documentary she was planning about rape culture on American campuses. As a committed feminist Jaye expected to be unimpressed by these renowned hate-filled misogynists but to her surprise she was exposed to a whole range of issues she came to see as unfairly stacked against men and boys.
As news of this very public conversion started to leak out, Jaye came under attack. She was smeared, told she was committing “career suicide” and saw her funding dry up to the point where it looked as if the movie would never be made. Then a Kickstarter fund raised a staggering $211,260, ensuring the movie’s cinematic release.
Last year Australia became the first country in the world to ban this movie. The first screening in Melbourne last October was cancelled when feminists – who hadn’t seen the movie – persuaded Palace Cinemas to cancel the showing. Since then crowdfunding ensured a very successful first screening and a few more have taken place across the country – but only after cinema owners received death threats and attempts to shut down their business.
Bettina is promoting The Red Pill not just because it is an excellent movie exposing many of the men’s issues she is keen to see attract more public attention. She’s also strongly believes that attempts to ban this movie represent a real threat to our freedom to decide for ourselves what we choose to see. We have to stand up against the crazy extremists bent on denying us that freedom.
So don’t let the wicked witches win – book in now at one of the screenings Bettina has organised across the country and decide for yourself the truth about the vital issues Cassie Jaye is raising. There are screenings underway in Avoca Beach, Broadway, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sawtell, with Perth and others in the pipeline.
The shocking news is that Dendy Cinemas have just announced they are cancelling the sessions at Dendy Newtown and Dendy Canberra – no doubt due to pressure from the extremists. Sign this change.org petition to protest this cowardly act by Dendy. SHAME ON YOU, DENDY. MEN MATTER TOO!
There is another screening taking place in Sydney at Hoyts Broadway on May 10. And we will post details soon of an alternative venue for Canberra. People who believe in free speech are asked to urgently to book their tickets now to this relentless bullying.
Or you can host a screening of an event near you. To host screenings you just need to book in with Fan-Force giving them two local cinemas to approach. Choose a date which usually needs to be Mon-Wed when cinemas are less busy. Use “Bettina Arndt” as the host name if you prefer anonymity. Don’t contact the cinemas yourself – Fan-Force does all the work for you and they will let you know when the booking is confirmed. The event won’t go ahead until a minimum number of people have pre-purchased tickets – so you need to get moving and promote the event to your social networks to make sure it happens. No cost, no risk, just a little of your time.
And do let Bettina know when you have a Fan-Force booking so she can help with publicity.
The Red Pill in the Media
Listen to Bettina talk to Ben Fordham on 2GB about the Fan-Force screenings.
Here’s Cassie Jaye talking to Andrew Bolt about the controversy over her movie.
For a superb example of the ignorant, irrational attacks on The Red Pill, see this interview with a Canadian women’s studies professor.
Then see this response from the wonderful Karen Straughan, demolishing the professor’s feeble attack.
Both Karen Straughan and Cassie Jaye will appear at the International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI) being held on the Gold Coast this year, on 9-11 June 2017. Click here to visit https://icmi.info/