The “vast majority” of college women lie about being raped. Men are violent because of their mothers. Feminists are plotting to dominate men.
One thing was ringingly clear among attendees at the first-annual International Conference on Men’s Issues in St. Clair Shores this weekend: Women are becoming an increasing threat and something must be done to stop them.
Here are eight observations about the conference:
1. Most college rapes are “buyer’s remorse.”
The crowd broke out in laughter when one speaker suggested most alleged rapes on college campuses are fabricated.
“The vast majority of female students allegedly raped on campus are actually voicing buyer’s remorse from alcohol-fueled promiscuous behavior involving murky lines of consent on both sides,” said Barbara Kay, a columnist for Canada’s National Post. “It’s true. It’s their get-out-of-guilt-free card, you know like Monopoly.”
2. Speaker bemoans lack of “stress test” for hitting wife
Stefan Molyneaux, who has been criticized for anti-Semitic remarks in the past, accused women of perpetuating violence and then failing to take responsibility for the outcome.
“There’s no stress defense for hitting your wife,” Molyneaux told the conference attendees. Molyneaux added: “Billions of women hit children 932 times a year.”
3. Conference organizer has called for violence against women
Paul Elam, who organized the event and is the founder of A Voice for Men, regularly calls women “cunts,” “whores” and “rotten crotches.”
But he’s gone further than name-calling.
On his blog in October 2010, Elam encouraged men “to beat the living shit” out of abusive women.
“I don’t mean subdue them, or deliver an open handed pop on the face to get them to settle down. i mean literally to grab them by the hair and smack their face against the wall till the smugness of beating on someone because you know they won’t fight back drains from their nose in a few million red corpuscles. And then make them clean up the mess.”
4. Conference organizers overbilled the event
Organizers surprised attendees with last-minute announcements that the conference was being moved from the ornate Hilton DoubleTree in downtown Detroit to a modest VFW hall in St. Clair Shores.
The stated reason: The large hotel could not accommodate a growing number of attendees, who were forced to find new hotel arrangements. But by most accounts, the conference attracted about 100 people, far fewer than anticipated. The DoubleTree could accommodate up to 250 people.
5. Conference spokeswoman suggests 13 as age of consent
Janet Bloomfield, an anti-feminist blogger and spokeswoman for the conference, has suggested in the past that the age of consent be reduced to 13 because of a “mistake of age” can get unwitting men in trouble.
“The point being that it can be incredibly difficult to know, just by looking at someone, how old they are,” Bloomfield wrote, calling some teenage girls “fame whores.” Bloomfield also called protesters of the event, “Wayne State cunts.”
6. Conspiracy theories of feminist control were rampant
Speakers often depicted women as control-hungry zealots rigging the court and political system in an effort to take control from men.
“I call it the evil empire,” said Erin Pizzey, the British founder of one of the first domestic violence shelters and an ardent anti-feminist. “We need to go after them. We cannot allow this to continue. And if we don’t stop it, I don’t see a future for marriage, for love, or for anything.”
Another speaker compared it to the struggle of African Americans: “Men are subjected to a family court system so biased that it represents the largest rollback of civil rights since Jim Crow.” Speaker Robert Franklin added: “It is now public policy to break up families.”
7. Conference attendee removed after “molesting” reporter
A Metro Times reporter wrote about an unusual encounter with a “garden-variety creep” who was attending the conference.
An older man came up to me and immediately complimented my hairy arms (a first). He then started telling me all this crazy shit about how he was from California and he makes movies and he wants to take me to Malibu. Regardless of sexual orientation, it was pretty weird. People started filling up the seats around us and I didn’t want to make a scene, so I just politely accepted the compliment and tried to deflect. The dude kept petting my arms.
It was at this point that I realized this is the kind of creepy shit women deal with … everywhere … every day. A part of me wondered if the feminists had planted this guy to hit on rape-apologizing MRAs to teach them a lesson about “rape culture.” If that is the case: well-played. Unfortunately I think I was just dealing with a garden-variety creep.
8. Time reporter leaves the conference in tears.
"Doesn't no mean yes?" *audience erupts into laughter*
— Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) June 28, 2014
Don't follow me I am not brave or amazing I just cried the whole drive back to my hotel
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.