In July 2018, 50.50 attended the International Conference on Men’s Issues in London, England, where men’s rights activists from 24 different countries discussed evils of feminism and what can be done about it. After a brief and revealing statement by conference organizer Alastair, you hear Lara Whyte’s long interview with Karen Straughan. Straughan’s thesis is that women are more privileged than men, and she points out that under none of the major world economic systems of recent times have men been respected if they reveal their pain. Content is primarily from Episode 4 of 50.50’s podcast series The Backlash.
Host(s): Frieda Werden, Lara Whyte
Featured Speakers/Guests: Lara Whyte, special projects director of Open Democracy’s 50.50 project; Alastair from the British anti-feminist political party Justice for Men and Boys; Karen Straughan, a famous Canadian anti-feminist
Credits: Interview with Karen Straughan and podcast narration by Lara Whyte; Alastair interview by Adam Bychawski; editor of Open Democracy 50-50, Claire Provost. Additional script, Frieda Werden. Content is primarily from Episode 4 of 50.50’s podcast series The Backlash. Transcript and link to original, here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/backlash-podcast-episode-4-mens-rights-movement
Comments: Link to the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments that Straughan complained about, here: https://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/stantonsent.html
Conference schedule of the men’s issues conference (to show that not all of the speakers’ topics were explicitly anti-feminist) here: https://icmi18.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/180718-icmi18-timetable.pdf