Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Canadian Association For Equality events at Ontario Universities

The Canadian Association For Equality (CAFE) is hosting several events at Ontario universities in the next 10 days:

Dr. Edward Kruk, professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), will speak about the failure of Family Courts to endorse equal parenting at the University of Toronto on Friday March 21 at 8 PM. Feminists have long opposed presumption of equal parenting in the
Dr. Edward Kruk, UBC
event of divorce, and perhaps Dr. Kruk will explore the strong influence that feminists hold over family law. Dr. Kruk has written several books on fatherhood and divorced fathers.

Dr. Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa, is one of very few academics in the world with the courage to criticize Women's Studies. A culture of fear has arisen on campuses, and
Women's Studies critics are apt to be ostracized, especially after Lawrence Summers was so easily ousted as president of Harvard in response to pressure from feminist activists several years ago.

Dr. Fiamengo will be at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario on March 27, and at the University of Ottawa on March 28. Queen's University student activists wasted no time denouncing this talk, and have even put forward a motion to de-ratify the newly-formed Queen's Men's Issues Awareness group in response to their outrage at their hosting of Dr. Fiamengo. Expect a rowdy protest, as it seems that this event will go forward as planned, and activists were vocal when Dr. Fiamengo spoke at the University of Toronto last year. Dr. Fiamengo's criticism suggests that Women's Studies departments act as an anti-intellectual force on Campus - a force of oppression. That feminist activists have moved to de-ratify a student group for hosting a speaker critical of feminism seems to prove Dr. Fiamengo's point before she even opens her mouth. Let's hope that freedom of speech prevails.

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