June 09, 2015

"There Is No Rape Culture in the West": She held up that sign at SlutWalk, and this is what happened

Lauren SouthernArchive

I went to a SlutWalk march in Vancouver to challenge the fear mongering feminist narrative about men, women and violence.

I simply held up a sign that said "There Is No Rape Culture In the West" -- and the reaction wasn't exactly positive.

My camera man was shoved, my sign was torn up and I was called a "bitch" (by other women.)

So much for the SlutWalk being the "safe place" it had been promoted as.

PS: Don't miss Lauren Southern's earlier report on this topic, looking at men falsely accused of rape and other crimes:

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commented 2016-06-09 00:24:45 -0400
Now I know why some Men from other cultures fall in love with Goats rather than women. Goats so far can’t go to Court and Testify against a Human Being. This is because they can’t speak English, French or Arabic.
It won’t be long before a Law is brought in by the Liberals, giving Goats the same Rights as Humans. If a Goat does the proper Baaaaa, Baaaaa, and looks distressed, any man owning or looking after this distressed Goat will be Prosecuted for Rape. Welcome to The Trudeau World Of Liberalism.
commented 2016-06-08 23:12:35 -0400
Now I know why some Men fall in love with Goats. A Goat, as of yet can’t go to Court and Testify, because they can’t speak English, French or Arabic.
It won’t be long before a Law is brought in by the Liberals, giving Goats the same Rights as Humans. If a Goat does the proper Baaaaa, Baaaaa, and looks distressed, any man owning or looking after the distressed Goat will be Prosecuted for Rape. Welcome to The Trudeau Liberalism.
commented 2016-06-08 19:31:47 -0400
How many of the women at the rally, and other rallies protesting “rape culture” , are in fact lesbians for whom any sex with men is de facto rape? They have have an inherent aversion to male sexuality, so they have no reason to not see heterosexual male sexuality as an invasion of their female domain.
commented 2015-11-10 16:24:35 -0500
Copy and paste these links if you think the videos define real world problems that should be addressed. These problems aren’t just affecting the U.S., this debate on “equality for the sexes” is happening in Canada, United Kingdom, India, and Australia.
The Truth About Rape Culture by Stefan Molyneux

The Truth About Male Privilege by Stefan Molyneux
Gender pay gap stats 46min. 40Sec. Into the video

Shocking MRA Attacks Feminism, Defends Rape Culture

Is There a Benefit to Corporal Punishment?
Study: Children Assaulted 936 Times Per Year!

And for all those feminists who say women don’t have a voice in society, here’s a video of third wave feminists that make the “double standards” against men that nobody addresses.

And if you watched the last video to the end, this is a video on one of the public feminist hate mobs incited by university professors that teach patriarchy theory.
commented 2015-10-19 12:48:23 -0400
Liza, I admit my final comment could easily be taken out of context; I was rather emotional at the time, I do apologize. Moreover, upon reflection I realize my comments were slightly irrelevant.

This is a serious question I’ve reflected upon, though: isn’t dressing provocatively a part of feminism? To dress as revealing as you can out of liberty and freedom? This is what the Slut Walk women insinuate as well. Women didn’t dress like Lauren in the previous era until female/sexual liberation. Correct me if I’m wrong. Why doesn’t Ezra wear a muscle shirt and tight pants? And cake his face with make-up/do his hair? I adore Ezra; I’m just making a point- men don’t need to do it. Why should women have to?

It could be primal: the female that draws the most attention is Alpha. Look, I’m not claiming to know her reason; I just know many females tend to reach an age when they realize looking “sexy” doesn’t always mean success; moreover, it can’t work forever. And wearing just a bit more conservative clothing than Lauren shouldn’t be frowned upon. I just find it ironic Lauren counters feminism yet she exhibits it, in a strange way. But I could be wrong and would love to hear her thoughts on that, or others.

We do have laws to protect us here, I do agree with Lauren. Also, either in this video or another, Lauren admits: “I’m not saying rape doesn’t happen.” When I first watched this video, I thought she was insinuating rape just doesn’t exist here, period. I know I was quick to counter her. But sometimes one walks away from an argument and realizes much later the misjudgements or misunderstandings on their part. Chad, thank you for the clarification- you’re right, the leftists are preventing laws from being in place to prevent barbaric acts in other cultures. I hope people make the smart decision to vote Harper back in today.
commented 2015-07-05 23:50:45 -0400
They are better off without Lauren Southern. I found that her videos only confirmed that she was incredibly naïve, easily led, factually wrong, clueless and just not very intelligent. They dodged a bullet by dumping her.
commented 2015-07-03 13:38:58 -0400
My letter to the Libertarian Party:

“Well first off we have one thing in common. We both have an issue with Lauren Southern. Mine is her opinion there is no rape culture in Canada. You seem to share it. Aren’t we united…

Now you felt the need to censor her. Not very libertarian of you now was that… Do you clear all your candidates through the LPC’s green light committee in an effort to be frugal or was this just an exception?…

There was a better way to do this and you did not choose it. There was a route of dialogue and integrity, but you did not choose it. You chose the route of hypocrisy and cowardice. You definitely do not have my support now or ever. You stand for autocracy, NOT liberty and you certainly aren’t fooling me if anyone."

We disagree. Whoop-de-SHIT! I doubt we like the same f*cking pizza too. My point is, censorship is unacceptable. If you are a wingnut, simple solution: NO VOTES! The party is out of bounds here, especially for one who utilizes the root word liberty… People don’t vote for the mad, unless you’re in Ontario and unions have more control than they should, but come on; They aren’t fooling anyone either. Either way you had support and would have shown strong for the party. I say fight back. Your support might be just that strong….
commented 2015-07-03 02:54:46 -0400
The Libertarian Party of Canada of Canada has removed one of your reporters, Lauren Southern, as a candidate in B.C. over her protest at the B.C. “Slut Walk” and the coverage of it on Rebel Media, it’s blowing up in their face big time.
My letter to the Libertarian Party of Canada sent July 3, 2015
To whom it may concern:
I was highly disappointed to learn of your stance regarding Lauren Southern, the removal of her as Libertarian Party of Canada candidate, and the apparent cowardice you displayed in succumbing to pressure from the radical feminist and social justice warrior lobby. As an organization that proclaims libertarian ideals, censure of a candidate for free expression, particularly when what she says is the truth, is an alarming development and is the reason I am withdrawing my support for the Libertarian Party of Canada.
As an aside, I think you should educate yourself to the true goals of the groups you are aligning with, their advocacy for the abrogation of due process in campus tribunals and the criminal justice system for individuals accused of rape, the demonisation of all hetero-sexual white males and the proclivity to label everyone (apart from white males) as an oppressed victim class deserving of special treatment and invariably, public funds and discriminatory legislation to counter whatever perceived injustice they set their sights on. The public shaming, ostracism and reprisals against anyone who expresses a dissenting view of the progressive social justice crowd is a familiar tactic and it is to your everlasting ignominy that you have allowed yourself to be bullied into silencing what is arguably the highest profile and most courageous candidate your party has ever fielded.
A concerned Canadian
commented 2015-07-02 19:40:23 -0400
And by “you” I of course mean Lauren if that wasn’t clear enough…
commented 2015-07-02 19:26:34 -0400
It seems that you were the only true feminist at that rally since (to my understanding) the founding principle of it is actual equality between genders. Not even third world countries need these idiots who rant about consentual sex being rape.
commented 2015-06-27 17:48:45 -0400
and, of course, i prefer to clarify my previous comment with all due respect to and for ms southern.
commented 2015-06-27 17:44:16 -0400
ms southern is now one of my goddess girl heros. my thanks for being so clear, calm, kool, and awesome, esp. under fire from crazed, conditioned, feminazis. i was wondering if sister goddess lauren southern would consider being my platonic goddess girlfriend….?
tomas: )
commented 2015-06-25 19:56:28 -0400
“This only becomes a “Culture” if it is sanctioned and normalized, which in this country it isn’t! Nonetheless, one case of Human Trafficking, under any heading is one to many and thank you Laurie Scott for your affirmative action for Ontario. "

What a bunch of politically correct nonsense! It IS being sanctioned. BY THE GANGS THEMSELVES!!! The culture exists so long as they are free to perpetuate it! Legality/illegality defines not a culture… Pirates have a culture!
commented 2015-06-25 16:47:53 -0400
Pastor John Hagee, San Antonio, Texas, was the first to show the connection between Feminism and Witchcraft. His video tape entitled Feminist: War on America proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Feminism is Witchcraft and Jezebel is the mother of all Witchcraft. A search of the Bible using the name Jezebel at http://www.khouse.org on the Internet revealed the following verses.

1KINGS 21:7 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?
1KINGS 21:6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee [another] vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.
1KINGS 21:7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, [and] eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
1KINGS 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed [them] with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that [were] in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
1KINGS 21:9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
1KINGS 21:10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And [then] carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
1KINGS 21:11 And the men of his city, [even] the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, [and] as it [was] written in the letters which she had sent unto them.
1KINGS 21:12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
1KINGS 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, [even] against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
1KINGS 21:14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

2KINGS 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard [of it]; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.
2KINGS 9:31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, [Had] Zimri peace, who slew his master?
2KINGS 9:32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who [is] on my side? who? And there looked out to him two [or] three eunuchs.
2KINGS 9:33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and [some] of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.
2KINGS 9:34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed [woman], and bury her: for she [is] a king’s daughter.
2KINGS 9:35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of [her] hands.
2KINGS 9:36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This [is] the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:
2KINGS 9:37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; [so] that they shall not say, This [is] Jezebel.

REVELATION CHAPTER 2 is a prophetic look at the churches

REVELATION 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
REVELATION 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
REVELATION 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
REVELATION 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
commented 2015-06-21 11:08:42 -0400
We live in an emasculating culture.
commented 2015-06-14 12:33:51 -0400
Jimmy – okay, we get you that you think Lauren doesn’t have a lot of journalism under her belt, that’s fine, and whatnot. But that isn’t exactly the topic of this discussion, and you have already voiced your opinion in that direction, so let us get back to the topic at hand, instead of trying to de-rail the conversation.
commented 2015-06-13 22:52:15 -0400

I don’t know what to tell you and I am not remotely threatened by her. If you think she’s awesome, that’s great. I have watched her last few videos and I can’t help roll my eyes and laugh. So my position has been generated over numerous topics that she has discussed. It’s not just this one.

Even though we disagree – at least give me credit for forming an opinion over time through her various videos as opposed to coming to a quick conclusion over one article/video.
commented 2015-06-13 22:19:42 -0400
Chad Kameda you are absolutely correct!! The link I referenced in my response to Ms. Abernathy was the only significant link I could find, but still nothing that supported a “Rape Culture” in Canada. The link provided was not endorsed by the UN or the Commision for Human Rights, but rather, an independent purview of a growing global concern. Nonetheless, Canada is still pretty low (subjectively) on the list; hence my comment “make of it what you will.” In hindsight. probably not such a good thing to have done given Ms. Abernathy’s propensity to extract and skew information (oh boy, did I get that right? Guess we’ll all soon find out!!). Needless to say, Chad Kameda, I stand with you and many others; there is no “Rape Culture” in Canada. And, as a woman; a survivor – I refuse to allow myself to be victimized again by a bunch of left-wing feminist intent on intimating that all men are rapist and women are subject to victimization in this country!
commented 2015-06-13 22:03:40 -0400
Good post Roland.

Jimmy D. , be honest. You don’t agree with Lauren, fine, what is with the denigrating? You’re threatened. Lauren isn’t naive she’s enlightened, and a lot of old broads, and guys agree with her. Why wouldn’t we want to pass on strength and honesty to our children and grandchildren rather than perpetuating a sick, sad small part of society as the norm. We want healthy offspring who flourish, not stunted skewed emotional cripples, not even crippled by experience, but by popular rhetoric.
commented 2015-06-13 22:00:54 -0400

Any comment about Lauren at least from me – has nothing to do with political sides. You are impressed with her – that’s great. To me she comes across as naïve, clueless, not very intelligent and immature. So either you are easy to please or my expectations are too high.

I assure you that Lauren Southern is not a threat to anything. The Rebel is a cute website and all, but nobody knows this place exists on any level that would be deemed a potential threat. When Lauren Southern gets a job on Fox News, then you can call her a threat.
commented 2015-06-13 21:44:21 -0400
Thanks for talking about this important issue and the excellent job of the story research and video which says plenty enough in the time given.
I am so very impressed with your work and have brought it to the attention of my grand-daughter and others.
You are a bright and courageous young lady with trustworthy instincts and smarts to quickly grasp the endless outrageous issues being perpetrated on us freedom loving folk.
Each article gets better as you hone your skills and we look forward to the next one. Set your goals very high and you will achieve them sooner than you think.
I notice a lot of the comments are off topic conversation bantering and nuance stuff that would take a detailed book to cover. Then there are the leftists who regard you as a threat to their propaganda and resort to their prescribed play-book personal attacks.
commented 2015-06-13 20:07:34 -0400
Deborah – I went through that Global Slavery Index site, and I was noticing they had a “Prevalence” section that gave percent of population, and number of known individuals, and a “Responsiveness” section which ranks the different aspects of a country’s society and assigns a letter ranking status D to AAA.

This letter ranking system doesn’t seem to account for the actual number of persons considered “enslaved”, and assigns less responsibility to the Governments of the country’s responsiveness. (Otherwise, if they did their math correctly, Netherlands would be below the United States.)

This leads me to concern over the thought processes behind the people who run the analysis at the Global Slavery Index website, and if they are using some “creative” math skills.

Remember that anything diplomatic on the world stage has to pass through the United Nations, who’s Human Rights board is lined with people from countries with the largest amount of Human Rights abuses, and China has veto powers. Sometimes, there is just nothing we can do, unless we leave the UN, but that could also start wars more easily.
commented 2015-06-13 19:06:14 -0400
Joan Abernathy – D. Renard -Sorry, but you are wrong. Police data show pedophile gangs like the British, Australian, French, Swedish, etc., pedophile gangs make more money from selling abducted Canadian-born children than they do from selling drugs, arms, propaganda. http://lauriescottmpp.com/node/430.

Joan, where is this police data you speak of? It’s not embedded anywhere in the Joan Scott, MPP document of May 14, 2015, nor have I been able to find it anywhere searching the RCMP, OPP, Edmonton Police Services, Vancouver Police Services, Stats Canada, etc. Please provide myself and commentators alike with this data. I’ve even searched global records and could not find reports of your Police Data. What I did find though is this: http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/findings/ Make of it what you will.

Joan – I am not about to engage in a pissing contest with you so this is the only response you will receive! There IS a “VAST” difference between Rape Culture and Human Trafficking; just as there are “VAST” differences in the criminal offenses under the heading “Human Trafficking!” (i.e. Human trafficking for domestic slavery, Human trafficking for forced labor and Human trafficking for sexual exploitation (all for profit)!. Admittedly, the percentages are higher in the area of sexual exploitation! This only becomes a “Culture” if it is sanctioned and normalized, which in this country it isn’t! Nonetheless, one case of Human Trafficking, under any heading is one to many and thank you Laurie Scott for your affirmative action for Ontario.

Joan – I admire your passion regarding Rape Culture but you need to step back, take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that Rape Culture and Human Trafficking are not the same and could never be the same because Canadians as a whole “would not and do not” condone either.

As for posting my condemnation of sharia (no “h”) on Brian Lilly’s story about ISIS selling girl sex slaves for cigarettes, perhaps I will; or perhaps; because there’s not a damm thing I can do about it other than express anger and empathy, I will stick to matters that are closer to home! But hey, if you have the resources, and would like to start an advocacy against Sharia Law in Canada I’m all for it! Let me know how to sign up and if there is a conducive role I can be involved in, you have my support!!
commented 2015-06-13 18:31:02 -0400
Based on her last few videos, I find Lauren Southern to be incredibly naïve, not very intelligent, immature and pretty clueless. Again, this is based on the words that are coming out of her mouth in her videos and not any kind of generalization about women per their age, etc.
commented 2015-06-13 14:02:16 -0400
I Mckeen, passive aggressive ad homs, not attractive. None of your post washes and also has little to do in with Lauren’s Commentary. You, like some others miss the point entirely. Quite simply, there is no rape culture in the west, all men are not rapists or potential rapists, and rape which definitely DOES happen in this country , does not define us or our culture. She is talking about Western culture not Middle eastern culture. The rape culture myth was hatched in a dorm room at Carlton, by mentally undeveloped fems on a friday night, and like most nasty things, grows in the dark. Lauren is shinning light on a subject which is screamed about, taken as truth and turned into a moral bandwagon for anyone with a grudge to jump on. She is saying, nah, it is wrong and unfair to allow these fem.s to perpetuate this myth against western men as a whole.

Just because someone has first hand experience with sexual abuse and rape, doesn’t give them the right to accuse all men, and perpetual the rape culture myth.

Your last paragraph is too disgusting to comment on, I doubt you hated to phrase it that way.

I don’t think too many would agree with you about Lauren’s appearance, but you are entitled to your opinion. Cheap shots, nothing but cheap shots.
commented 2015-06-13 13:27:11 -0400
I McKeen – So let’s just ignore the fact that most infant and child abuses/deaths, are actually perpetrated by women then shall we?

And so you know, female brain development finalizes between the age of 14-16, and male brain development finalizes between the ages of 18-24. You will have to forgive me, I don’t have those study’s links on hand, but this is what they are, I’ll leave the argument of which gender is smarter for a different topic.

And the micro-cultures are already addressed, and are trying to be dealt with, but the Left was blocking most of the legislation that would have helped when the Conservatives were still a Minority Government. Despite that, Police have been actually doing a good job anyway.

Attacking someone for their age, without actually going through the trouble of asking the question of whether they have experience or not, and assuming they do not because they don’t share your age, is Elitist behaviour.
commented 2015-06-13 13:05:24 -0400
It is evident Lauren Southern comes from a privileged background. Moreover, she seems rather androgynous in her behaviour and mannerisms. This could make it less likely for her to comprehend the perspective of an abused female.

Furthermore, she is still a teenager or just coming out of this period and has little life experience. Her pre-frontal cortex has not yet fully developed. This is a fact but can be seen externally in the way she dresses, her vernacular, her inability to speak without getting heated or emotional; and her refusal to consider perspectives outside of her own.

My apologies, but I cannot take a person of her mentality seriously. A true rational person would remove their biases and analyze all perspectives. Unfortunately, there are very few rational people nowadays. I am not sure why Ezra has accepted her to be a member of The Rebel, but it is likely due to the attention she brings to the website.

Rape happens behind closed doors: I have heard of innocent infants being raped by their male providers. Do you honestly think a ten year old child will report their family member? Or a one year old would even remember? Or a woman who is threatened by her ex-boyfriend? It is usually done by someone close to us.

Another aspect she fails to mention is that Canada is very multi-cultural and women of different backgrounds and faiths may be taught to believe they deserve rape simply because they are a woman. Again, Laurens Liberal-Canadian upbringing blinds her from understanding other cultures.

Lauren appears to be extremely self-involved and to thrive in attention (negative or positive). Either way, the universe is vast and she only plays a minor, if any, role in society. I hate to phrase it this way, but perhaps she needs to witness or encounter some type of experience herself or to a loved one to understand what these women, myself included, have endeavoured.
commented 2015-06-13 03:40:03 -0400
Joan, “Chud” as you call him (actually “Chad” Kameda — a highly ironic, deliberate misspelling of a person’s name, coming from you of all people) didn’t make any death threat against you. Once again, your fevered imagination came up with that all on your own. Given the topic of this post, it’s even more ironic that you equate silence and lack of response with consent.
You repeatedly posted the same link to a news release concerning human trafficking issued by your Ontario MPP, and declared that it was somehow evidence of a western rape culture. Well here’s a news story for you: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/03/05/ontario-women-charged-over-alleged-human-trafficking-in-alberta
Since you aren’t likely going to read it, I’ll summarize the story for you. Two Ontario WOMEN were recently arrested in connection with a human trafficking/sex slave operation and charged with several counts of trafficking in persons, living on the avails of prostitution of an adult, assault, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
So… if, according to you, there is a rape culture in the west, women may be just as complicit and culpable in it as men.
commented 2015-06-12 17:32:21 -0400
Well said, Liza Rosie…