None of the protesters were interested in listening to the lecture, but they donned face masks on the pretense that they would be at risk from attendees. A viewer would have to be brain dead to be fooled by this juvenile tactic, a manipulative trick in the vein of "if I cry, people will believe he hit me." The RSM have done this in the past, and they followed up with fantastical lies about the event to disguise the
fact that it was a peaceful discussion by people who want to help men in need.
Nathanson took questions from audience members and let the discussion move in a direction dictated by those questions. Early in the talk, Nathanson suggested that children need a parent of each sex, and that this is why he opposed gay marriage even though he is a gay man himself.
Nathanson says that children need not only unconditional love from a parent, but that he/she also needs to learn to earn respect. He further suggested that these two roles cannot be provided by the same parent and that the father was best positioned to teach the child how to earn the respect of others. A young woman at the back of the audience objected, saying "so they shouldn't respect their mothers." It was an utterly nonsensical interpretation of Nathanson's words that betrayed her predilection to see women as victims, and her discomfort at the suggestion that something could be distinctively male ... and distinctively positive.
Stay tuned to The Fiamengo File for professor Janice Fiamengo's take on the corruption and deceit of the RSM.