Recently, the Honey Badger Brigade and online radio show covering politics and pop culture was kicked out of Calgary Expo. The show was founded in 2013 by Alison Tieman. Why were the kicked out of the expo? Because they criticized liberal feminism. Oh, the injustice! According to a report by Brietbart:
During the Q&A session, Alison publicly disagreed with one of the panelists, and gave a short statement in which she argued that the brand of feminism articulated by the panelists was too quick to embrace victimhood. This appears to have been the catalyst for the expo’s decision to eject the Honey Badgers from their conference.
Alison says that their booth was approached by convention staff early on Friday, who informed them that they would have to leave. Convention staff refused to give a reason for their decision without a guarantee that their conversation was not being recorded.
There are a couple of instances of hypocrisy in this situation. First, I thought feminism was supposed to be about choice? Oh wait, that’s only if you agree with them. Essentially, modern liberal feminism says, you can have any choice you want, as long as it’s the choice we say you can have. Liberal feminists are all about choice, as long as you agree with them. You can have your choice as long as your choice is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, and anti-man. Modern liberal feminism, flies in the face of Susan B. Anthony, and everything the original women’s rights movement fought against.
They claim to be about choice, but the minute you disagree with one of these liberal feminists, they claim to feel “harassed” or “unsafe”. Well, if disagreements make you feel “unsafe” then you’d better get used to feeling “unsafe”. Oh and you’d better never get married, because you’ll feel “unsafe” every time you have an argument with your husband. Oh, I forgot, you’re a feminist, which means you hate men, so I guess you don’t have to worry about getting married.
Let me add one more hypocrisy to this before I move on to the last. Liberal feminists are always playing the “victim card” and saying they feel “unsafe,” yet you want to take away a woman’s right to protect herself! What happened to female empowerment? There is no more empowered woman, then a woman with a gun, who knows how and when to use it.
Refering to Tieman’s answer during the Q&A session Chicks on the Right reported:
Basically, all she did was explain why she doesn’t buy into the liberal feminist narrative that all women are victims (or, as she refers to it, damselling) and all men are abusers/harrassers/rapists-in-waiting.
Liberal feminists are constantly playing the victim card, claiming that every man is out to get them. Not only does this fly in the face of their mantra of female empowerment, but it is simply not true, nor is it fair. Truly empowered women do not tear men down simply for being men. Tearing others down does not make you “empowered”. Ladies, not everyman is anti-woman. In fact most of them aren’t! Buck Sexton said it best, “Men are actually quite fond of women.” In case you hadn’t noticed!
I’m only 21 and I’ve blessed to know some of the greatest guys I’ve ever met! I’ve also known some a-holes, but the ratio of a-holes to great guys is about one to four, roughly speaking. At this point, I’m going to give a shout out to the guys on the RM staff, some of the smartest, most talented, most amazing guys I’ve ever met! It’s a true privilege to work with you!
The point is, not all guys are out there trying to take advantage of women, for sexual or other purposes. In fact, most of them aren’t. There are real men out there who not only fight for women’s rights, but protect and defend women. There are men who know that there is nothing sexier than strong, independent and a truly empowered woman.