I wish I had a dollar for every letter I have received from an Australian man congratulating me for daring to write about what’s happening to men in this country. I’ve written about issue after issue where men are being done over: the denial of women’s role in domestic violence; the beat-up over sexual harassment; the increasingly anti-male rape laws; the scandal over shonky research being used to deny fathers overnight care of young children after marital separation. The list goes on.
My correspondents claim they wouldn’t dare speak out about these issues for fear they will be howled down. That’s the great irony. The men who are claimed to still rule our world are too frightened to stand up for themselves. Well, now there are things you can do to help change the debate in this country.
This year an important international conference on men’s issues will be held in Brisbane on June 9-11. See more information here. Some of the great international speakers coming to that event are bound to shake things up – I’ll write more about them in the future – but it’s critical we get people to sign up now, to ensure the conference is a success. So please spread the word.
But I’ve been talking on radio this week with the wonderful Miranda Devine (pictured) about another issue where we need your help – and that involves the documentary, The Red Pill, which has really brought the crazy feminists out in force. I first wrote about this film last October when the movie was to have been shown for the first time, by Palace Cinemas that month in Melbourne. Unfortunately the Palace owner caved into pressure from an anti-male lobby group who hadn’t even seen the movie and he ended up cancelling the screening – the only place in the world where this happened. See my blog.
The Red Pill was made by a well-known feminist filmmaker, Cassie Jaye, who took a good look at some of the men’s issues – thinking she was going to send up men’s rights groups – and ended up concluding there are serious issues that are impacting on men and that some feminists are behaving badly in shutting down proper debate on these topic. The Melbourne screening ended up taking place as a result of crowdfunding, which attracted a huge response from people offended by the idea that in a free country like Australia it is possible for such a small lobby group to determine what the rest of us are allowed to see.
Another Melbourne viewing on Boxing Day also went ahead but “feminist warriors” swamped the company’s website with negative customer reviews. The owner was forced to organise more security after receiving threats like this tweet: : “I really hope someone shoots up that event — dead MRA’s (Men’s Rights Activists) — cool!”
If you want to learn more about the movie see here a blog which includes Cassie Jaye’s interview with Andrew Bolt on Sky News.
Since then the lobby groups have managed to prevent another viewing in Sydney but a new one is planned for Brisbane on January 14.
But lobby groups are working hard to close that down too.
We have to stop this happening. Just think about it – here’s a movie about the unfairness of feminist activists closing down public discussion over important issues in men’s lives and they are managing to stop this movie being shown!
Help stop this madness by exposing what is going on here. Please help ensure this screening of The Red Pill is a success by making sure people in Brisbane support it. And post information about what is happening here everywhere you can think to do so – on facebook, twitter, send messages to your email contacts, ring up radio stations, write letters to newspapers, post comments on line. The reason the activists are getting away with closing down these events is people aren’t aware of what is going on.
Let’s make 2017 the year we stopped complaining about anti-male treatment and actually did something about it. Promoting The Red Pill is a great place to start.