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In a little less than two weeks, on November 1, I will be presenting as the keynote speaker at the Male Students in Peril conference at Kennesaw State University, hosted by the KSU men’s group, KSU Men (KSUM). I will be speaking alongside Dr. Janice Fiamengo from Ottawa University, Paul Elam of A Voice for Men, and Karen Straughan from the sensational Honey Badger Brigade. The master of ceremonies will be KSUM president and founder Sage Gerard.
The general topic will be educational equity for men and boys. For newcomers who may be unfamiliar with the issues, I encourage you to peruse the content available through this link.
As some of you are aware, those who oppose advocacy for men’s and boys’ education issues are planning to protest the event. I fully invite them to display the depth and breadth of their knowledge, as well as their level of rhetorical sophistication. I have no doubt that our speakers will be well prepared. To our opponents I can only ask: have you done your homework?
I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone – advocates, curious bystanders, and opponents – to read the nine values of this website. I find that keeping a values-centered approach has served me well over the years, and this conference will be no exception.
I would be remiss if I did not remind or inform readers of the strong history of intimidation, suppression, and criminal conduct on the part of those who oppose speakers on men’s and boys’ issues. For those who have not seen it on display before, I refer them to this representative and post concerning events at the University of Toronto. I should also remind/inform readers of the death threats that forced the recent First International Conference on Men’s Issues to be relocated.
Fortunately, I am as yet unaware of any incidences of violence perpetrated against attendees of such events. Stylistically, our ideological opponents tend to prefer making false accusations and generally just trying to stomp out a speaker’s voice through brute noise (usually by shouting through megaphones or pulling fire alarms) more than anything else. Here’s an example of the latter:
I advise men’s advocates in attendance to carry a recording device on themselves at all times. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. These devices have the power to take evil planned in secret and transform it into a force for good by exposing it to the world. If you need a refresher or crash course on the kind of evil attitudes I am talking about, feel free to start by looking here and here.
That being said, there will be media reporters onsite as well as a group of professionals making a documentary.
Because of conference prep and work-related issues, regular posting (with the exception of any guest posts) at this website will be suspended unless it concerns either the conference or other matters of extreme urgency.
I look forward to seeing many of my friends and fellow advocates, as well as many new faces, at the upcoming conference!