Robyn Urback: If this is the new women’s movement, it’s no wonder girls don’t want to call themselves ‘feminists’

Article here. Excerpt:

'Professor Janice Fiamengo had planned to speak on men’s issues and rape culture as part of a talk organized by the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE). The lecture, called “What’s Equality Got To Do With It? Men’s Issues and Feminism’s Double Standards,” was intended to dispel the notion of rape culture, according to Fiamengo, as well as discuss issues such as suicide by young men and custody rights after divorce. But some student activists decided Fiamengo’s lecture was not appropriate, so they took it upon themselves to shut it down.

The entire display is chronicled in a 50-minute YouTube video that shows protesters booing, yelling and blowing a vuvuzela throughout Fiamengo’s attempted address. The lecture organizer tried to reason with protesters, but it didn’t work. Campus security tried to intervene, with little success. Finally, the event moved to another room, but shortly after, the fire alarm went off.

According to the student newspaper the Fulcrum, a group that calls itself the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) was behind the protest.

We feel that these ideas have no place on our campus and refuse to legitimize them by allowing them space to organize,” a representative for the RSM wrote in an email to the paper. “As was demonstrated, campus security will not protect our community from events that are harmful to men, women, and trans people in the community, so we decided to stand up for what we feel is right.”

Hold on — ideas have no place on campus? Surely, they can’t be serious.'

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Revolutionary Student Movement

Official website: http://www.mer-rsm.com/

"First and foremost, the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM) would like to congratulate the Young Communist League (YCL) on launching the call for the YCL’s 26th Central Convention. The MER-RSM is a new attempt to build a Canada-wide revolutionary, combative, militant, and anti-capitalist student movement. We aim to organise students in the service of the broader working-class movement, towards communism. We are an initiative of the Revolutionary..."

The SDS/Weathermen warmed over

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students_for_a_Democratic_Society
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground

We've seen their kind before. They won't last long; typically, people like this do something really stupid and get themselves locked up. That's what did in the Weathermen and eventually, the SDS got too tired of being hunted.

I also suspect they realized they needed to get jobs, too. Bills gotta get paid, ya know.

UR probably correct

I just wish they locked-up Tom Hayden, Bernardine Dohrn etc alot longer than they did.