Protesters fail to shut down men’s issues lecture, celebrate anyway
August 11, 2014
A group of protesters — from the so-called Revolutionary Student Movement, the Proletarian Feminist Front and the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee — confronted a couple of speakers at the University of Toronto last week. Unhappy with the topic of the event (“Men’s Issues Go Global”) or the host of the event (University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society), protesters decided to interrupt the event by hollering slogans, clapping their hands and singing.
The Revolutionary Student Movement didn’t grasp what was wrong with suggesting ideas don’t belong on campus, and evidently, they still don’t. Any real gripes they might have with the concepts expressed in these lectures are lost in the childishness of their antics, the self-righteousness of their attempted censorship and the offensiveness of their delight at their supposed success. In attempting to silence those with whom they disagree, these students manage only to parade their own bigotry.