VIDEO: National Post columnist’s offensive comments on rape, misogyny, anorexia and female journalists
Updated with video. For a Canadian to go down to the United States to speak at a “men’s rights” conference and manage to stand out by American standards is really saying something. Enter National Post columnist Barbara Kay. Speaking in Michigan recently at the inaugural “International Conference on Men’s Issues,” Kay’s speech caught the eye […]
Updated with video.
Enter National Post columnist Barbara Kay.
“The vast majority of female students allegedly raped on campus are actually voicing buyer’s remorse from alcohol-fueled promiscuous behaviour involving murky lines of consent on both sides. It’s true. It’s their get-out-of-guilt-free card, you know like Monopoly,” Kay told the crowd, described by Washington Post writer Monica Hesse as “mostly white college-through retirement age men” complaining about their “second-class citizenship” at the hands of “privileged” and “narcissistic women.”
Watch Kay talk about the myth of rape and misogyny and joke about anorexia and the firing of female journalists:
Kay’s fixation on these issues is not unfamiliar to readers of the National Post.
Earlier this year, Kay repeatedly dismissed the growing concerns about sexual assaults on university campuses after several high profile incidents were reported in the media. She called them “baseless,” “delusions,” “hysteria,” a “popular mania” and a “panic.” Her advice? “So relax ladies.”
Or, just blame yourselves if you’re assaulted. “It is fair comment to observe that those women students who do not drink to excess, who are prudent about the kind of parties they attend, and who are selective about their sexual partners in general will doubtless reduce their odds much further, down to statistically nugatory levels,” Kay wrote.
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