Feminists, death threats, and politics

Feminists are quick to complain that they receive scores of death threats for ever comment, post, article, and tweet they write. Sometimes the threats are real. Often the threats amount to little more than “I hate you and hope you die!” While that is not the kindest thing to say to someone, it is hardly a threat.

That does not stop feminists from taking a handful of comments and blasting all men, men’s rights activists, and various predominantly male subcultures. Those attacks also tend to include the added retort that feminists never do anything like that. Men can say and do whatever they want and feminists will only respectfully disagree.

Except when they do not. Take, for example, the incidents at the University of Toronto. In 2012, feminists tried to shut down a forum about men’s issues by pulling the fire alarm, harassing the attendees, and assaulting people trying to enter the forum. In 2013, feminists came back for more, ending with a similar result.

That leads to this year. Feminists successfully shut down a festival organized by CAFE by sending false information to the event organizers. Now feminists seek to shut down another forum about men’s issues by threatening the event’s host. The letter detailing the issue is available online on Jonathan Taylor’s website.

Taylor also included a letter to Emma Howland-Bolton, the woman in charge of the group issuing the threats, calling for her to reign these people in.

I know of no feminists who opposed the prior violence at UoT. I know of no feminists who oppose the current death threats being made against the Hilton or the event organizers.

What I do know is that when feminists make threats, no one seems bothered by it. When feminists attack, people either ignore or justify it. It is an interesting contrast to the reaction perceived threats against feminists and women receive.

8 thoughts on “Feminists, death threats, and politics

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  2. Let’s be clear here; of the three talks at U of T that I know about off the top of my head, half of the four speakers were women. They were treated with the exact same hatred as the male speakers, but promptly forgotten when it came time to demonize MRAs as men. Also, I’m pretty sure that of the four of them, only Dr, Farrell, maybe, identifies as an MRA, yet all four talks had protestors carrying anti-MRA placards.

    It’s not so much men talking about these people, for folks like the protesters, as people criticizing feminism. And they will, ironically, erase other women to do so.

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  4. The threats are revealed by Doubletree-Hilton in the letter sent to AvFM – May 29 2014;

    “Regarding the International Conference on Men’s Issues scheduled at our hotel, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown -Fort Shelby, we have received numerous calls and threats and are concerned for the safety and well-being of our employees, our guests and your attendees. The threats have escalated to include death threats, physical violence against our staff and other guests as well as damage to the property. The callers have indicated that they will be stationed within the hotel as guests, which raises our level of concern.”

    Click to access AVFM-Security-Letter-REDACTED.pdf


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