The Press Release for Buffet Books and Blather With Stacy McCain Sept 9th in Leominster

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The Press Release for Buffet Books and Blather With Stacy McCain Sept 9th in Leominster

PRESS RELEASE
For more infor­ma­tion con­tact:
Peter Ingemi 888-​9FEDORA (email datechguy@​datechguyblog.​com)
Or Matt O’Brien 9784235747 (email matt@​worcesterteaparty.​com)

Fem­i­nist Rhetoric Is Anti-​Male ‘Libel,’ Author Says
Vet­eran Jour­nal­ist Robert Stacy McCain to Speak Sept. 9 in Leominster

Men are being libeled by fem­i­nist rhetoric about “misog­yny” and “rape cul­ture,” accord­ing to a vet­eran jour­nal­ist who will dis­cuss his book at an event Sept. 9 in Leomin­ster, Mass.

Words mean things and the accu­sa­tion of ‘misog­yny’ – woman-​hating – is being unfairly used by fem­i­nists to pro­tect their ide­ol­ogy from crit­i­cism,” says Robert Stacy McCain, author of Sex Trou­ble: Rad­i­cal Fem­i­nism and the War Against Human Nature. “In recent years, we have seen an effort to cen­sor and silence crit­ics of fem­i­nism, includ­ing the case of a Google engi­neer who was fired for a memo rais­ing ques­tions the company’s policies.”

McCain will speak Sat­ur­day, Sept. 9, at Tang Dynasty Restau­rant (638 North Main Street, Leomin­ster) for a lun­cheon event hosted by the Worces­ter Tea Party, DaT​e​chGuy​Blog​.com and Gran​ite​Grok​.com. Advance tick­ets for the event can be ordered online for $35, which includes a buf­fet meal and a com­pli­men­tary copy of McCain’s book.

Cen­sor­ship of feminism’s crit­ics is an issue that should be both famil­iar and con­cern­ing to Mass­a­chu­setts res­i­dents. “In 2005, Har­vard Pres­i­dent Larry Sum­mers was tar­geted by protests sim­ply because he dared to men­tion ‘innate dif­fer­ences’ between men and women,” said McCain, refer­ring to a con­tro­versy that led to Sum­mers’ 2006 res­ig­na­tion. “Now we have seen the same basic issue turn into another national con­tro­versy involv­ing Google, which is arguably the world’s most impor­tant infor­ma­tion com­pany.”
Google’s fir­ing of Har­vard grad­u­ate James Damore illus­trates the way in which fem­i­nism has become a “total­i­tar­ian” move­ment that threat­ens free speech, McCain argues.

By declar­ing their author­ity to speak on behalf of all women, fem­i­nists turn dis­agree­ment into ‘hate speech,’ and claim that any­one who crit­i­cizes them is ‘anti-​woman,’” he said. “This is libel, a false accu­sa­tion against men whose only crime is to dis­agree with a rad­i­cal ideology.”

Uni­ver­sity depart­ments of Women’s Stud­ies are a major fac­tor in pro­mot­ing this atti­tude, said McCain, who has spent more than three years research­ing what his book calls the “anti-​male pro­pa­ganda” of rad­i­cal fem­i­nism. “If the aver­age per­son knew what Women’s Stud­ies pro­fes­sors were teach­ing, they’d be shocked,” he said, cit­ing such assigned mate­ri­als as “Doing Gen­der, Doing Het­ero­nor­ma­tiv­ity: ‘Gen­der Nor­mals,’ Trans­gen­der Peo­ple, and the Social Main­te­nance of Het­ero­sex­u­al­ity” in the widely-​assigned text­book Fem­i­nist Fron­tiers. “It’s like a cult. Nobody on cam­pus is allowed to ques­tion fem­i­nist ide­ol­ogy, so when stu­dents grad­u­ate and go out into the real world, they take these weird ideas with them. It’s a recipe for insanity.”

The noto­ri­ous Rolling Stone rape hoax at the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia illus­trated the toxic influ­ence fem­i­nism has had on the media. “All the key facts in that story were wrong, but they let it go because it fit the fem­i­nist nar­ra­tive,” he said, refer­ring to the debunked 2014 arti­cle, “A Rape on Cam­pus,” which cost the mag­a­zine mil­lions of dol­lars to set­tle defama­tion claims. “Here was a case where an emo­tion­ally dis­turbed woman lit­er­ally invented a rapist, ‘Haven Mon­a­han,’ and a major mag­a­zine was will­ing to report that story as a fact.

This is a very dan­ger­ous atti­tude,” McCain con­tin­ued. “It’s not just that fem­i­nists are teach­ing women and men to hate each other, but they’re attack­ing the whole con­cept of truth.” A vet­eran of more than 20 years in the news­pa­per indus­try, McCain began inves­ti­gat­ing rad­i­cal fem­i­nism at the urg­ing of read­ers at his pop­u­lar blog, TheOtherM​c​Cain​.com.

After I started writ­ing about this stuff, the com­menters kept say­ing, ‘You ought to write a book,’ and finally I gave in,” he said. He had pre­vi­ously co-​authored the 2006 book Don­key Cons: Sex, Crime and Cor­rup­tion in the Demo­c­ra­tic Party, but self-​publishing Sex Trou­ble in early 2015 turned out to be just the begin­ning of what has turned into a long-​term project. “There’s no end to this crazi­ness. Every day, there’s some new story about how fem­i­nism is affect­ing our soci­ety, and I just kept dig­ging deeper and deeper into it.”

Research­ing dozens of Women’s Stud­ies text­books is dif­fer­ent work than what McCain had done pre­vi­ously, cov­er­ing cam­paigns as a polit­i­cal cor­re­spon­dent for The Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor. From 2008 to 2012, he trav­eled thou­sands of miles, doing “shoe leather” report­ing on the scene of debates, cam­paign ral­lies and con­ven­tions. It was while cov­er­ing Scott Brown’s 2010 Sen­ate cam­paign in Mass­a­chu­setts that McCain met one of his hosts for the upcom­ing Leomin­ster event, Worcester-​based “Da Tech Guy” blog­ger Peter Ingemi.

Pete picked me up at the Amtrak sta­tion in Boston, and off we went,” McCain said of his trip to cover the whirl­wind final week of the Tea Party-​backed cam­paign that elected a Repub­li­can to the Sen­ate seat for­merly held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. “We went all the way to the end at the vic­tory party where the con­fetti and bal­loons came down. It shocked the world.”

In sub­se­quent trips to the region, McCain met the pro­pri­etors of Gran­ite Grok, a site cov­er­ing New Hamp­shire pol­i­tics. “There is no sub­sti­tute for old-​fashioned shoe-​leather report­ing,” McCain says, “and citizen-​journalists are chal­leng­ing the main­stream media to keep up or else get beat at their own game. The Inter­net has opened up a whole new world.”

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Buf­fet Books & Blather” with Robert Stacy McCain
12 p.m. Noon, Sat­ur­day, Sept. 9, 2017
Tang Dynasty Restau­rant,
638 North Main Street,
Leomin­ster MA

You can buy your tick­ets here

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact:
Peter Ingemi 888-9FEDORA (email datechguy@datechguyblog.com)
Or Matt O’Brien 978-423-5747 (email matt@worcesterteaparty.com)

Feminist Rhetoric Is Anti-Male ‘Libel,’ Author Says
Veteran Journalist Robert Stacy McCain to Speak Sept. 9 in Leominster

Men are being libeled by feminist rhetoric about “misogyny” and “rape culture,” according to a veteran journalist who will discuss his book at an event Sept. 9 in Leominster, Mass.

“Words mean things and the accusation of ‘misogyny’ – woman-hating – is being unfairly used by feminists to protect their ideology from criticism,” says Robert Stacy McCain, author of Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature. “In recent years, we have seen an effort to censor and silence critics of feminism, including the case of a Google engineer who was fired for a memo raising questions the company’s policies.”

McCain will speak Saturday, Sept. 9, at Tang Dynasty Restaurant (638 North Main Street, Leominster) for a luncheon event hosted by the Worcester Tea Party, DaTechGuyBlog.com and GraniteGrok.com. Advance tickets for the event can be ordered online for $35, which includes a buffet meal and a complimentary copy of McCain’s book.

Censorship of feminism’s critics is an issue that should be both familiar and concerning to Massachusetts residents. “In 2005, Harvard President Larry Summers was targeted by protests simply because he dared to mention ‘innate differences’ between men and women,” said McCain, referring to a controversy that led to Summers’ 2006 resignation. “Now we have seen the same basic issue turn into another national controversy involving Google, which is arguably the world’s most important information company.”
Google’s firing of Harvard graduate James Damore illustrates the way in which feminism has become a “totalitarian” movement that threatens free speech, McCain argues.

“By declaring their authority to speak on behalf of all women, feminists turn disagreement into ‘hate speech,’ and claim that anyone who criticizes them is ‘anti-woman,’” he said. “This is libel, a false accusation against men whose only crime is to disagree with a radical ideology.”

University departments of Women’s Studies are a major factor in promoting this attitude, said McCain, who has spent more than three years researching what his book calls the “anti-male propaganda” of radical feminism. “If the average person knew what Women’s Studies professors were teaching, they’d be shocked,” he said, citing such assigned materials as “Doing Gender, Doing Heteronormativity: ‘Gender Normals,’ Transgender People, and the Social Maintenance of Heterosexuality” in the widely-assigned textbook Feminist Frontiers. “It’s like a cult. Nobody on campus is allowed to question feminist ideology, so when students graduate and go out into the real world, they take these weird ideas with them. It’s a recipe for insanity.”

The notorious Rolling Stone rape hoax at the University of Virginia illustrated the toxic influence feminism has had on the media. “All the key facts in that story were wrong, but they let it go because it fit the feminist narrative,” he said, referring to the debunked 2014 article, “A Rape on Campus,” which cost the magazine millions of dollars to settle defamation claims. “Here was a case where an emotionally disturbed woman literally invented a rapist, ‘Haven Monahan,’ and a major magazine was willing to report that story as a fact.

“This is a very dangerous attitude,” McCain continued. “It’s not just that feminists are teaching women and men to hate each other, but they’re attacking the whole concept of truth.”  A veteran of more than 20 years in the newspaper industry, McCain began investigating radical feminism at the urging of readers at his popular blog, TheOtherMcCain.com.

“After I started writing about this stuff, the commenters kept saying, ‘You ought to write a book,’ and finally I gave in,” he said. He had previously co-authored the 2006 book Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime and Corruption in the Democratic Party, but self-publishing Sex Trouble in early 2015 turned out to be just the beginning of what has turned into a long-term project. “There’s no end to this craziness. Every day, there’s some new story about how feminism is affecting our society, and I just kept digging deeper and deeper into it.”

Researching dozens of Women’s Studies textbooks is different work than what McCain had done previously, covering campaigns as a political correspondent for The American Spectator. From 2008 to 2012, he traveled thousands of miles, doing “shoe leather” reporting on the scene of debates, campaign rallies and conventions. It was while covering Scott Brown’s 2010 Senate campaign in Massachusetts that McCain met one of his hosts for the upcoming Leominster event, Worcester-based “Da Tech Guy” blogger Peter Ingemi.

“Pete picked me up at the Amtrak station in Boston, and off we went,” McCain said of his trip to cover the whirlwind final week of the Tea Party-backed campaign that elected a Republican to the Senate seat formerly held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. “We went all the way to the end at the victory party where the confetti and balloons came down. It shocked the world.”

In subsequent trips to the region, McCain met the proprietors of Granite Grok, a site covering New Hampshire politics. “There is no substitute for old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting,” McCain says, “and citizen-journalists are challenging the mainstream media to keep up or else get beat at their own game. The Internet has opened up a whole new world.”

° ° ° ° °

“Buffet Books & Blather” with Robert Stacy McCain
12 p.m. Noon, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Tang Dynasty Restaurant,
638 North Main Street,
Leominster MA

You can buy your tickets here