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Discussion: Misogyny on the Internet

  • Jun 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Many blogs and sites are out there promoting and spewing out hateful comments towards women and yet many people that support such sites are unaware that they are spreading hate towards women.

I came across one such 'anti-women in Toronto' blog and seemed like it was full of hate towards women, namely in Toronto. The blog is especially geared negatively towards the white Toronto woman. The blog can be found at http://livinginthedeadcity.weebly.com/

This meetup will be about how blogs such as that one give permission to people to spew their hate towards women. We will also discuss what we can do about this and how we can manage the hate in a productive manner so that we maintain our dignity as women.

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  • Paula

    Thanks everyone for showing up and for the discussion. Thanks to Tara for making the reservations

    June 7, 2013

  • Charles M.

    Twas a good discussion. :)

    June 7, 2013

  • Niall K.

    I had a great time. Great people, very friendly and welcoming.

    June 6, 2013

  • Tara

    Wide-ranging discussion and good company! Thanks, everybody and especially Paula.

    June 6, 2013

  • Charles M.

    On my way!

    June 6, 2013

  • Tara

    The reservation's for 'feminism meetup', in case you're wondering.

    June 6, 2013

  • Jaime T.

    I now have a family thing.

    June 6, 2013

  • Tara

    Java only takes cash and they add automatic gratuity for groups but on the upside they do separate bills.

    June 6, 2013

  • Sara M

    I'm not for sure able to make it, don't want to screw up the RSVP.

    June 6, 2013

  • Charles M.

    Will try and bring a friend with me.

    June 6, 2013

  • Christina z

    You are absolutely right about the hate towards women, especially in Toronto, but I won't give that blog any more traffic than it deserves (which is negative one million). It's unfortunately on various sites where participants try to put forth an argument that only those who they deem 'attractive' should be expected to have the right to turn them down for sex, that ugly/average girls think they are 'entitled' etc,and that even those women are uptight if they do turn them down- for example. There is a lot of rhetoric about the family courts not being fair and 'father's rights' that don't actually consider all fathers who actually care about the welfare of their children not some sick tug of war, or the child's rights. ...When Jian Ghomeshi questioned on radio whether the world would be a better place if there were more women as head of governments, he received hate mail and even death threats by men from Toronto.....

    June 5, 2013

  • Niall Keane changed the date and time from Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM to Thursday, June 06, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    April 22, 2013

  • Niall Keane changed the date and time to Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    April 21, 2013

  • Niall K.

    Yes this.

    I've seen far too much of this on the internet and a lot of people underestimate just how harmful and damaging this can be. They say "It's just words on the internet." They're wrong - it's much more than that.

    April 12, 2013

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