May 21, 2015

The Rebel's breakout star Lauren Southern: "I'm trying to go against everything I've been taught"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Lauren Southern's first video for TheRebel.media -- "Why I Am Not a Feminist" -- went viral, getting well over half a million views.

I was in British Columbia recently, and caught up with Southern to talk about why she thinks her videos are so popular.

She's still a university student, so she shares some depressing stories about how difficult it can be to be the only student challenging the Marxist worldview of academia. Her instructors and fellow students tend to mock her or just ignore her.

Southern, however, isn't complaining.

She's more determined than ever to keep questioning what she's being taught and creating her iconoclastic videos for The Rebel.

For that, we're grateful!

 

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commented 2015-05-22 02:05:01 -0400
I hate to be that guy. But does this girl have a boyfriend? I mean, wow. She’s attractive, she’s smart, she’s bold, she’s obviously outgoing, she seems to have her head on straight… What more could a guy want?
commented 2015-05-22 01:05:22 -0400
Hi Everyone, thank you so much for all the support! I don’t have the time to reply to every comment, but I do read them all and really appreciate everything you have to say. I will certainly continue making videos and am so grateful for the opportunity to volunteer my time to this cause on Rebel. Ian you said I am a breath of fresh air, and for me everyone commenting here is a breath of fresh air as well. Glad I have people outside of the University to confirm that I am not the crazy one!
commented 2015-05-22 00:13:32 -0400
Good for Lauren and good for everyone. I am glad she has taken up the task because a white male student would likely be kicked out. Lauren is doing a great job on her messages and I appreciate her point of view.
commented 2015-05-22 00:07:03 -0400
This lady is simply affirming what I have known for years:

“Schools tell our kids WHAT to think – they do not teach our kids HOW to think.”
commented 2015-05-21 22:28:18 -0400
Lauren, you are a breath of fresh air. Please keep your commentaries coming. We all benefit from your example. Best, Ian.
commented 2015-05-21 22:23:47 -0400
Another keeper for the rebel. Just how does Ezra et al keep finding these ladies with brains and good looks?
commented 2015-05-21 22:20:56 -0400
Awesome!
commented 2015-05-21 21:25:26 -0400
A courageous individual. I stress individual, because Marxists despise that! Universities have become nothing more than Socialist/Communist cheerleaders not deserving of our tax dollars. Stop the funding! Make them accountable to the taxpayers and to those attending!
commented 2015-05-21 20:26:17 -0400
Good to hear someone going thru university who has been able to withstand the leftist brainwashing from the “education” pedagogues .
commented 2015-05-21 20:09:56 -0400
Joan, a question: would you agree with “question everything you are taught”? In your other comments you have struck me as being a better speaker than the black-or-white choice you present. The melanoma comment is similar to saying you should breath only oxygen, or no oxygen at all within your air. Either will kill you (as will over-exposure to sunlight, and no exposure to sunlight). But there is a proper range for life, and within that a sub-range which is best for you. She’s trying to find where within the range is best for her, and rejecting the noxious gases her profs are spewing.
commented 2015-05-21 19:51:16 -0400
I think it is no coincidence that as the traditional Christian worldview has been expelled from our universities, the ability and freedom for students to think critically, deeply, and rationally has also disappeared. We must remember that education in our western world was founded and grounded solidly (once upon a time) on Christianity. Our earliest universities were established to teach theology first and foremost (what used to be called “the queen of the sciences”). If you don’t believe me, check your history books – or just google it! From this root sprung forth the greatest minds and the greatest thinking, including those who would challenge the status quo and take our world in newer and better directions. Now, education seems to be all about getting students to parrot back a narrowly defined narrative and bringing everyone down to the lowest common denominator. Instead of challenging students to think for themselves, to debate and discuss issues, to push themselves to reach higher and do better, we are training a generation to conform to the status quo and find satisfaction in a bottom-of-the-barrel “whatever pleases me” mentality. I’m not sure that anything short of a revolution or a re-awakening can possibly change our trajectory.
commented 2015-05-21 19:39:13 -0400
I have enjoyed your two videos so far Lauren.

A conservative woman in leftist Vancouver. You are in a small percentile. Stay strong!
commented 2015-05-21 19:25:17 -0400
Truth from one young lady is way more powerful than the lies of thousands! Thxs little lady.
commented 2015-05-21 19:10:16 -0400
Good job Lauren. Universities should be investigated and straightened out along with firing some of these obvious trouble making professors. This stirring the pot attempt to cause civil unrest is the objective but in the end it will fail just like all the other totally insane UN (figure they are behind a lot of this and/or atheists) fictional ideas.
commented 2015-05-21 18:55:41 -0400
Ezra, she definitely is a keeper! There are so few real thinkers in the media business today, the rest just regurgitate the pablum fed to them by their marxist professors who unfortunately are influence by those of my generation, that crawled out ot the mud hole called Woodstock, washed the mud off, took some drugs to cure the diseases thy had contracted and went into teaching.
commented 2015-05-21 18:49:43 -0400
Lauren Southern is a breath of fresh air. Thanks THEREBEL for making her part of the team. She is a role model for us older folk as she stands up for which knows is right even though she is ridiculed by those in authority. What is great about THEREBEL is the young people who are involved in the production and reporting. THEREBEL is my go to place each day along with Human Events. I notice even a few socialists and apologists coming bye as well to mock the low budget and spout their usual dribble. You are doing something right for that to happen.
commented 2015-05-21 18:49:38 -0400
You should not reject everything you were taught. Overexposure to sunlight really does cause melanoma.
commented 2015-05-21 18:31:23 -0400
She is destined to become a Rebel Commander.
commented 2015-05-21 18:30:10 -0400
Sounds like our kids r being brainwashed, not taught
commented 2015-05-21 18:24:18 -0400
Good for you…although its a tough battle. Hopefully you find prof’s that aren’t idiots. It was the same way 26 yrs ago but has obviously gotten worse.
commented 2015-05-21 18:22:25 -0400
Lauren Southern, I have enjoyed your last 2 videos they were right on the spot. Like others we look forward to your next story. CONGRADULATIONS
commented 2015-05-21 17:56:11 -0400
Wow what an impressive young lady. Articulate,intelligent and outspoken, just the kind of journalist The Rebel needs.
commented 2015-05-21 17:54:15 -0400
Great for her!!! Keep up the fight against those who would take our freedom away.
commented 2015-05-21 17:38:22 -0400
What a breath of fresh air. Kinda felt this young lady was something special after viewing her first 2 videos not realizing they had gone viral elsewhere. Lauren – keep doing what you’re doing and please try to talk some of your peers back from that marxist/socialist ledge. You’ve got the charisma – people will listen :) FREE THEIR MINDS!
commented 2015-05-21 17:23:45 -0400
STAND STRONG, LAUREN – YOU’RE NOT ALONE!!!

Marxism gets into and CORRUPTS Nations under various labels – Ndp, Liberal and Greens are three of them.

If people need an EXAMPLE of what the Liberals would CONTINUE to do and the Ndp would do Federally – look at Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. The Ndp DESTROYED BC the last time they were in. GOD HELP ALBERTA!!!

THANK GOD FOR PM STEPHEN HARPER AND OUR GOVERNMENTWHO DO STAND UP FOR ALL OF US AND ARE HARD AT WORK BUILDING A STRONG, PROSPEROUS, BLESSED NATION WHERE EVERYONE CAN GET AHEAD!!!!!!! THEY RESPECT US AND KNOW THAT OUR HARD EARNED MONEY BELONGS TO US AND US ALONE!!! Unfortunately, they have that Marxist Curse ( Ndp and Liberal ) that they’re dealing with and it’s Entrenched! So, Everyone – please be PATIENT!!!