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.