Attempting To Censor Screening Of The Red Pill…Again

The Red Pill screening in Ottawa was cancelled due to complaints:

The controversial men’s rights documentary The Red Pill will be screened at Ottawa City Hall on Sunday after the Mayfair Theatre cancelled its scheduled showing over complaints.

Theatre co-owner and programmer Lee Demarbre said long-time patrons and a sponsor threatened to stop doing business with the Ottawa venue if the film screening went ahead.

If you’re unfamiliar with the documentary, here’s a bit about it:

American filmmaker Cassie Jaye said she was researching rape culture for her next documentary subject when she came across the men’s right movement. She initially thought members of the group would fall into the categories of “rape apologists” or “victim blamers” but said she soon began questioning her own beliefs.

She found that the movement includes advocacy for fathers rights, male victims of domestic violence and male victims of sexual abuse, as well as discussions about male suicide rates, boys falling behind in school and men as more “disposable” than women.

“I’ve noticed that most of us are very quick to laugh and scoff at men’s issues but if the genders were reversed that would be hateful, hate speech, sexist, misogynist. So that was what was really challenging me during filming — my sexism, I guess, toward men’s issues,” she told CBC News, adding that her own struggle became part of the documentary.

My favorite part of the article was this bit:

Lalonde, one of several who complained to the Mayfair Theatre, called the documentary “misogynistic” though she said has only seen clips, not the entire film. She said a controversial film does not have an inherent right to be screened.

She feels comfortable enough to label it as hateful towards all women, but she has only seen clips of it.

Bloody hell.

They tried to do the same thing in Australia, and now they’re doing it in Canada.

Let the movie be shown. If it’s truly misogynistic then you have no cause to worry because most people aren’t misogynistic and they’ll see right through it and realize it’s a pile of crap.

It makes me very curious to see why you want to shut it down so badly though. That usually means it has the potential to upset your narrative.

Anyhow, the screening has been moved to Ottawa City Hall, which is amazing. Let’s get these sorts of movies out there and start a discussion.

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29 Comments

  1. If someone wants to see it, they should be able to. If they don’t, no one is forcing them.
    My first thought is, what are they afraid of? It does sort of take the momentum away from women’s issues, and point interest in a different direction.

    • Most times I agree, Judy, that “it does sort of take the momentum away from women’s issues”. i state this often, for instance, where one fake rape case gets all the press turning focus away from the full issue. These groups, however, are too fragile and afraid. They can’t for a moment handle any sort of equality of agendas, such as men’s rights being fairly considered alongside women’s rights, or truly acknowledge any valid points from the other side. That, to me, is where they lose most if not all credibility and why their so-called “movements” are so ridiculously inefficient and so horribly ineffective.

    • “My first thought is, what are they afraid of? It does sort of take the momentum away from women’s issues, and point interest in a different direction.”

      I think it disrupts their narrative. It forces people to wonder why one side is trying to silence the other, instead of focusing on the issues of everyone.

  2. It’s funny how the (capital F) Feminist Movement (and far left, for that matter) are full of so many losers and hypocrites. Here they are thinking they’re making things right in the world when they’re actually just another reflection of all that’s wrong with it – injustice, entitlement, fascism, bullying. I’m not in the least surprised by the article. For a great read on how bad their hypocrisy really is, I recommend Kirsten Powers’ book, “The Silencing: How The Far Left Is Killing Free Speech”. Just the first chapter of that book alone should shock people as to how ridiculous and blatant they’ve become – and they even eat their own.

    And let’s be fair here: the MRA movement IS full of a bunch of gender-hating, whiny snowflakes – just like the Rad-Fem movement is. Therefore, they’re both husbands-and-wives in the Internet world to me, not two groups that appear to be in opposition. They should just have sex and get it over with. On second thought, no – the last thing the world needs is more whiny little entitled kid snowflakes that they’d be sure to produce as offspring! 🙂 Want to stay a loser in life? Join and identify as part of some “social justice” group in order to make up for your own individual inadequacies.

    But I digress. I agree with the other comments that nobody’s being forced to watch the movie and also how ridiculous it is that the person against it hasn’t even seen it (fucking typical). Critique and ridicule as much as one wants after the movie is shown, but to me, let it be shown and let no fragile “What’s my identity again?” loser nothing get in the way of it.

    • Welcome back!

      ” full of so many losers and hypocrites. Here they are thinking they’re making things right in the world when they’re actually just another reflection of all that’s wrong with it – injustice, entitlement, fascism, bullying.”

      Well said.

      “And let’s be fair here: the MRA movement IS full of a bunch of gender-hating, whiny snowflakes – just like the Rad-Fem movement is. ”

      I think both movements have well meaning people in it as well as a bunch of crazies.

      “But I digress. I agree with the other comments that nobody’s being forced to watch the movie and also how ridiculous it is that the person against it hasn’t even seen it (fucking typical). ”

      That’s what really struck me as well. She feels entitled to shut it down without even watching the film first. Ridiculous.

  3. GC, you really enjoy asking questions and posting topics that STIR the moral-ethical soup in the cauldron, huh? LOL

    There are subtle and stark differences between protection, prevention, virtues, and decency — and that slide-rule is often/sometimes determined by fickle crowds which are about as stable as nitroglycerin. 😉 Nevertheless, without getting into my reasons why, I am for Age-appropriate Restrictions in cinema, literature, radio, social media, etc, but certainly not bannings or burnings. After all, curing a headache by decapitation accomplishes what? That said, WHO determines those age-restrictions and why? Should nitroglycerin crowds or licensed chemists? 😛

    • “GC, you really enjoy asking questions and posting topics that STIR the moral-ethical soup in the cauldron, huh? LOL”

      Ha! Yes. Yes I do because I think they’re conversations that need to happen.

      In fact, I think I destroyed an SJW blog site because I debated my point and they deleted my comments and only left the ones that agreed with them. The leader of that site just posted that he feels that he failed as a leader, because in the end he was forced to agree with my argument over that of his writer.

      I tried to post a comment there and while a number of comments from other people have appeared, mine has not. It’s still in moderation.

      Funny how that works.

      ” I am for Age-appropriate Restrictions in cinema, literature, radio, social media, etc, but certainly not bannings or burnings. ”

      Absolutely. These people are trying to ban documentaries because it disrupts their narrative. They don’t want a discussion. Much like that blog site I mentioned earlier, they really want yes men to tell them how morally right they are. They don’t want anything to undermine their ideology.

      ” After all, curing a headache by decapitation accomplishes what?”

      No headaches ever. lol

      “That said, WHO determines those age-restrictions and why? Should nitroglycerin crowds or licensed chemists? ”

      I doubt children will be watching this documentary. Adults can determine on their own what they can or can not watch.

  4. I’d watch it. I’m curious now. I live a modern, civilized lifestyle and I think in many ways it crushes the soul of any sane person, male or female. I have two sons, a husband, a father, a nephew. I have loved many men and boys. And I don’t think our modern society is kind, gentle, supportive enough of men. or women. or people. We can do so much better. I’m ready for this conversation. (I guess censorship proves that some people aren’t socially evolved enough to have that discussion.)

  5. “This idea of freedom of expression, oh my God, it is so abused in this country.”~Julie Lalonde

    Yeah. Fuck freedom of expression! Like OMG!!… it’s sooverrated. We need to set up a Ministry of Truth to reign that crazy shit in.

  6. Every time a group of people have a political or religious cause to pursue you get your extremists punching way above their brain power. These people usually make the most noise and are as intolerant and bigoted as you can possibly get, but unfortunately reflect what a large portion of our society has become.

    This, I feel may be due to over using the politically correct label to judge everything that is said and done and consequently the original intention of politically correctness has been twisted and warped by these sort of idiots to suit their ideology and hijack our freedoms.

    • Yeah man. I agree with you on that statement. I think shaming is used a lot to get people to stop criticizing ideas. I think the best way to combat that is to go on out and criticize away, speak your mind and pay no mind to those who would label you some nasty word because you dared go against their narrative.

  7. Right on GC, speaking your mind is something that has been supressed for too long. Even a cartoonist in Aussie got a hard time, called a raciest and being investigated by the Human Rights Commission for highlighting a problem that urgently needs fixing within the indigenous community.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/05/racist-cartoon-bill-leak-stokes-debate-over-treatment-of-indigenous-australians

    It must be said that if issues are not bought to the surface how on earth can they be resolved.

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