02/04/2014 Jonathan Taylor

Success: in wake of resistance, Ryerson U withdraws discriminatory “security fee” for men’s advocates on campus

According to an update from Barbara Kay, writing for the Canadian publication the National Post:

Ryerson administration has confirmed that the university will be absorbing the cost of the additional security for the February 6 CAFÉ event. According to a staffer, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy felt the cost was a barrier to freedom of expression.

Well done, Mr. Levy. Not to mention everyone who urged the administration to reconsider.

As I mentioned in a recent post, Ryerson U decided to fine the Canadian Association for Equality a $1,600 “security fee” for sponsoring a lecture by men’s advocate Karen Straughan (aka GirlWritesWhat). This was due to the string of criminal activity on the part of Feminist protesters who attempted to shut down and silence the speakers CAFE had sponsored at the University of Toronto.

The decision by Ryerson U administrators was met with resistance on the part of men’s advocates:

Remember, folks: the proper way to oppose bad speech is by exercising better speech, not censorship. Censorship tends to work out contrary to the intentions of the censors. This is true in this case as well; Ryerson itself has contributed to the controversy of the event. Now more people will be interested in attending and seeing what the message of men’s human rights is about.

The event will be held on the sixth of this month, exactly two days from now. You can watch a live stream of the event on YouTube here when it happens.

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Comments (2)

  1. Dave Icke.

    I wasn’t expecting that. That is good news. Well done to all those involved in debating this, and despite a rough start I think it’s important to acknowledge they came around on this one.

     
    • I wasn’t expecting it either. This shows us that the fight is not impossible, and that we do have something to hope for and look forward to. People can change, even when it comes to men and boys, and even with all that is arrayed against us.

      If it can happen in Canada, it can happen anywhere! 🙂

       

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