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    Men lectures at UFT

    A series of Male topic lectures are being hosted at University of Toronto by notable male academics-- including Dr Warren Farrell who will be giving a talk on Nov 16, 2012 -- topic is The Boy Crisis.

    -- you can sign up here:

    http://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Men-s-Issues-Meetup-Group/

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    Great heads up pbw.
    Many Thanks.
    Dan

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    • #3
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      This event is today at the UFT: Men Rights for Equality take on SlutWalk Advocates. Should be interesting.



      Canadian Association for Equality Advisor Heidi Nabert will represent CAFE at Women Out Loud

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        can anyone get video of the event ??? to repost on Youtube??
        The only thing that resembles "The Patriarchy" these days is Feminism itself.

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          No, the feminist speaker insisted no cameras. She was pretty radical. More men presence would have been good. More talks are coming -- so stay tuned and come out to them if in TO.

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            http://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Men-s-Issues-Meetup-Group/

            Next one in Oct 19 -- at UFT. Just go to the above link -- and get all the info for future events too.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by pbw
              No, the feminist speaker insisted no cameras. She was pretty radical. More men presence would have been good. More talks are coming -- so stay tuned and come out to them if in TO.
              You say she was radical. Was she actually opposed to men seeking equality ?

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                She was pretty bold and sharp intellectually, and it seemed the few men there were too fearful to question her. Since it was my first feminist event, I decided to keep quiet and not say anything in case I may have gotten targeted. As far as Equality -- it is the main platform for the feminists -- so if you ask about men seeking equality, they usually do not take you serious and begin to cite all the male privliges that have and continue to exist. The feminists are pretty skilled in debating and come up with all kind of statistics.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by pbw
                  http://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Men-s-Issues-Meetup-Group/

                  Next one in Oct 19 -- at UFT. Just go to the above link -- and get all the info for future events too.
                  I would very much like to get involved with some actual activism here in Toronto, but I cannot become a member of that Meetup group at this time.

                  One of the functions of the meetup website allows others to see what groups you are a member of, and as far as I can tell, there is no way to disable that function.
                  I belong to another meetup group that, in our charter is inclusive to all regardless of gender, race orientation etc. (I realize that the MRM is not a "hate group" or anything, but many would not see it that way, as we well know)
                  This would not, in itself be a problem for me, however I am currently the club president, which makes it a little, um... sticky.

                  I can see the meetups posted, and will take a look every so often, but in case I miss something, could someone from that group post something here when a planned event is to take place?
                  Perhaps I could even get you to add me as your +1 when RSVPing to an event that I am able to attend?

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                  • #10
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                    You do not have to sign up. Lot of other persons attend --it is the UFT after all. Also there is a way to stop others from seeing what meet up groups you belong to - go the help section. Lastly times are changing - I find when you tell others you are a MRA or interested in men issues, others respect you and become interested in your views.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by pbw
                      You do not have to sign up. Lot of other persons attend --it is the UFT after all. Also there is a way to stop others from seeing what meet up groups you belong to - go the help section. Lastly times are changing - I find when you tell others you are a MRA or interested in men issues, others respect you and become interested in your views.
                      Thanks, found it. I had looked before but only saw the option to hide my interests.
                      As for times changing, I hope you are right. But our club tends to attract a lot of left minded people, more than a few feminists are members, including our Treasurer. Close to 800 members, it would only take one to get up at arms and our forum board turns into a flame war generator... it's been relatively peaceful for over a year now, and I want to keep it that way.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by pbw
                        She was pretty bold and sharp intellectually, and it seemed the few men there were too fearful to question her. Since it was my first feminist event, I decided to keep quiet and not say anything in case I may have gotten targeted. As far as Equality -- it is the main platform for the feminists -- so if you ask about men seeking equality, they usually do not take you serious and begin to cite all the male privliges that have and continue to exist. The feminists are pretty skilled in debating and come up with all kind of statistics.
                        Ok great. Since we have the truth behind us we can play them at their own game . We just need to know what stats they produce, if true we support it, if not we call their bullshit with stats of our own. Wish I was there to hear what stats they were quoting to be ready for next time.
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                        Originally posted by BaldwinBravo
                        Originally posted by pbw
                        You do not have to sign up. Lot of other persons attend --it is the UFT after all. Also there is a way to stop others from seeing what meet up groups you belong to - go the help section. Lastly times are changing - I find when you tell others you are a MRA or interested in men issues, others respect you and become interested in your views.
                        Thanks, found it. I had looked before but only saw the option to hide my interests.
                        As for times changing, I hope you are right. But our club tends to attract a lot of left minded people, more than a few feminists are members, including our Treasurer. Close to 800 members, it would only take one to get up at arms and our forum board turns into a flame war generator... it's been relatively peaceful for over a year now, and I want to keep it that way.
                        BaldwinB I too am left leaning but who also believes in equality. Sounds like I would enjoy being a member of that group actually. Would you mind telling me which is it or PM me in confidence. Thx Chris

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by chris3337

                          BaldwinB I too am left leaning but who also believes in equality. Sounds like I would enjoy being a member of that group actually. Would you mind telling me which is it or PM me in confidence. Thx Chris

                          Sorry Chris, I missed that message.
                          I think you may have misuderstood... it's not an club for activists, just a riding club that tends to attract left leaning people.
                          If you happen to ride a scooter, motorcycle or even a gas powered moped, you're in no problem

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                            I think we need to get some posters up around the Terminal Barbershop on Bay st.

                            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/11/15/toronto-haircut-mcgregor.html

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                              Originally posted by BaldwinBravo
                              I think we need to get some posters up around the Terminal Barbershop on Bay st.

                              http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/11/15/toronto-haircut-mcgregor.html

                              Someone should try to use a female only fitness club in Toronto (or elsewhere in Canada) and throw out the same human rights complaint when denied access -female only spaces highly outnumber male only spaces. Actually, why not do it at a DV shelter?
                              Grandmother Stabs Her 4-Year-Old Grandson To Death
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIB4yE2xGkU

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