October 14, 2018

Feminist U of Calgary prof wages “jihad” on misogynistic chalkboard sign

David MenziesMission Specialist

University of Calgary professor Rebecca Sullivan, whose work focuses on feminist media and cultural studies, looks like someone right out of central casting.


In a recent appearance on CBC, she offered a ludicrous analysis of The Red Pill documentary that would make one question if she even saw the film.

And now, the professor has moved on from condemning that documentary, to condemning Calgary’s Hostel Bar over a chalkboard sign that aimed for humour, but she says perpetuates misogyny.

Sullivan said she was shocked, disgusted, offended etc., etc., etc. by the outdoor sign that read, “Guys, no shirt, no service. Ladies no shirt, no charge.”

Remember the good ol’ days when if you didn’t care for something at a shop, you’d take your business elsewhere?

But, because it’s 2018, if something triggers a snowflake, the left’s tyranny requires that it be expunged, even if it’s just a phrase on a chalkboard sign.

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commented 2018-10-18 02:07:48 -0400
Jan g
as long as you’re happy with that .
commented 2018-10-17 19:24:23 -0400
Craig Firth:
Yes, I am entitled to an opinion, especially when that opinion pertains to women and I am a woman. Do you understand that part?
You don’t substitute political correctness with ignorance.
Unfortunately, some people (you may want to include yourself in this category) haven’t learned how to differentiate between the two.
Otherwise, a comment like yours is simply the same as those nutcase radical feminists = irrational and unrealistic.
commented 2018-10-17 10:45:00 -0400
Jan G
Take a pill you’re entitled to an opinion even if its not correct just don’t expect others to conform to it by calling them disrespectfull to women sheesh its a joke , but hey you’ve done a good job of proving Menzies point , political correctness is not only killing comedy its destroying our society .
commented 2018-10-16 22:34:42 -0400
Glen Craig:

I truly am sorry about your sister. In fact, I prayed for her every day when you first mentioned she had cancer. My deepest condolences.

In answer to your comment, first of all, what is MGTOW? and kick the football Charlie Brown?

Not every situation is the same. We are talking about a particular situation in which women were used as the brunt of someone’s so called sense of humour.
40 years ago I used to hear this kind of humour. I have since met men who would not even consider repeating something like this signage read.
What’s wrong with being a man like that?

We’re not talking about how men are being demoralized, used, portrayed, etc etc. The subject at hand is about this sign. Of course men are being portrayed as inferior, passive/submissives in television commercials, programs, on and on. That is all part of the current political attack on the family. Destroy the woman, destroy the man, destroy the marriage which equals destroying the family. It’s all part of the big picture.

Since men are now becoming more aware of how men are not being as respected as they once were, then it is up to them to correct the situation. Putting a sign like this out front of an establishment is not correcting the situation.
commented 2018-10-16 22:23:00 -0400
Last word: why would anyone want to add fuel to the raging fire?
The idea is not to act as they do, but to act with truth and sincerity.
This restaurant owner was acting no better than the radical feminists who attack both men and women, politically, verbally and physically.
Take the pro-life woman who was attacked by the pro-choicer. Did she react with violence? No.
If you feed the fire it will get bigger and out of control.
You have to use common sense and know when to laugh and when not to laugh.
This was not a laughing moment.
This was simply a stupid, antagonistic act on this restaurant owner’s part. Otherwise, why would they have written that on their sign. Just to create problems.
commented 2018-10-16 22:15:40 -0400
Ron Joseph:
Political correctness should not be replaced with ignorance.
I agree with you about television commercials, but we’re talking about a really stupid and insulting ‘joke’ some idiot thought was really funny and also probably thought was a real ‘take that’ at feminists.
Don’t give me that crap about men having a sense of humour. Ignorance is ignorance. Have you ever groped a woman’s breasts and thought it was just funny?
Did she?
commented 2018-10-16 01:38:28 -0400
Jan G. Almost every TV Commercial shows the man being an Idiot and the woman being the smooth problem solver. We know that’s not believable, however men just take it as we have a sense of humor.
Women don’t seem to have the same sense of humor regarding this Restaurant sign.
commented 2018-10-16 01:32:24 -0400
@Jan G….the issue is indeed respect…..my younger brother is a twin…..our sister died not that long ago.

It took a long time for my brother and I to come to terms about my being an advocate for MGTOW.

He would often assert “I was raised to respect women”

His red pill moment was when I said “That’s fine….were women raised to respect YOU

Silly ego foder sexual games of “kick the football Charlie Brown”….ARE NOT RESPECT
commented 2018-10-15 23:45:19 -0400
I am truly surprised at the men commenting on this story.
The fact is, this restaurant/bar owner is laughing at women. That means all women. That means your wives, your Mothers, your sisters, your daughters, your granddaughters.
It’s a matter of showing zero respect for ‘those’ women.
If they want to be insulting toward a particular group of women, eg radical 3rd wave feminists who are radical men haters, then direct it at them rather than grouping all women in their insult. They obviously did not have the courage to identify a specific type or group of women, so they just included all women in their insult.

Their sign is insulting, insulting for women walking by it, women with their children, young teens, simply due to the fact that it is laughing ‘at’ women, not ‘with’ women.

Men and women need to show respect toward each other, not to perpetuate a sexist mentality, and that applies to both sides.

A joke is a joke until you make someone the brunt of that joke. That is never considered funny whether you’re male or female.

I’m stunned at these responses. I truly thought the men here were more respectful and thoughtful toward the women in their lives. I guess I was wrong.
commented 2018-10-15 17:00:03 -0400
PATRICK LEARY commented 1 day ago
misogyny – dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women

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George Bernard Shaw once said “there are two kinds of men, there are misogynists and then there are those who just haven’t given the matter very much serious thought.”

Misogyny is the clearest, most rational, most lucid thinking I have ever done in my life….MGTOW.
commented 2018-10-15 16:48:43 -0400
BOB LARDER commented 7 hours ago

“This is exactly what women are faced with everyday.”

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No Bob you are mistaken, there does come a day in every woman’s life when no man’s gaze turns her way….and it is only lesbians who celebrate the arrival of that day……BTW “women” is not a possessive pronoun. Argueably there ARE possessive women and according to some exorcists there are women who are “possessed”….but no feminist possesses a one size fits all group think agreed on by “women”.
commented 2018-10-15 16:35:23 -0400
COMMON SENSE commented 3 hours ago
Bob Larder, what a ridiculous comment. There is no such thing as gender racism. Race is not involved. You are pathetic. If you can’t take a joke, go away.

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Yeah Bob, I’ve got nothing against feminists…I just wouldn’t want to see my sister going out with one……..:-)
commented 2018-10-15 14:19:47 -0400
I wouldn’t let her in with or without a shirt
commented 2018-10-15 14:03:12 -0400
Ugly has many uses other than describing a persons physical appearance.
In the case of Sullivan ,she is one completely ugly human being. There is nothing that is attractive about her message or her attitude towards life.
It is a pity that she is in a position where she could influence young women.
commented 2018-10-15 13:28:20 -0400
Bob Larder, what a ridiculous comment. There is no such thing as gender racism. Race is not involved. You are pathetic. If you can’t take a joke, go away. If you don’t like the sign, don’t patronize the business. Poor thing, how do you manage to crawl out of your mommy’s bubble wrapped basement? There are real issues facing us these days, not pumped up little things that terrify you into speaking.
commented 2018-10-15 11:17:22 -0400
She is unbelievably an arrogant individual who lacks a sense of humor. Must be tough to be in her shoes if this is all she has to do with her time. I feel bad for her as her life must be truly horrible!!
commented 2018-10-15 10:14:17 -0400
Boy, do I yearn for the days of Archie Bunker and his meat head son in law.
Those were the days when men were men and women were women, not the sniveling, whining mass of humanity we have today.
commented 2018-10-15 09:44:02 -0400
Bob you should start a petition to stop this gender racism, I just don’t know how we can move forward as a society if something isn’t done about this injustice !
commented 2018-10-15 09:12:19 -0400
Additionally, it is disgusting that this is being ridiculed. As women attempt to gain fair treatment, the Rebel attacks the concept and attempts to present it as a social norm. This is exactly what women are faced with everyday. No, this isn’t funny, it is gender racism. For shame
commented 2018-10-15 09:05:57 -0400
This is a form of gender racism plain and simple. Regardless of background circumstances, it perpetuates gender stereotyping. It is not going against “political correctness”, it is going against gender equality.
commented 2018-10-15 06:58:53 -0400
these so called "intelligent’ people seem to be losing their collective minds more and more. Getting so common sense, realism and facts/truth no longer matter in any conversation so as not to “offend” all the pussies out there who can’t handle the truth.
I’m getting bloody sick of political correctness and having to bough to every special group! Whatever happened to everyone being ‘equal’ with equal rights and equal respect???? I do notice that all these special groups claim their right to respect while those of us outside these groups are vilified, threatened, insulted and attacked daily with no regrets, apologies, new laws to protect us, our rights and certainly no media/political concerns or suggestions there is a problem.
commented 2018-10-15 03:57:28 -0400
I can remember when taverns and “lady’s beverage rooms” were gender segregated. There was a reason for it. This is an example of why you should not deconstruct a fence until you understand why the fence was constructed in the first place.

Now that we have removed that barrier I really don’t think that a lesbian’s views on heterosexuality are a sound basis for public policy.
commented 2018-10-14 21:56:40 -0400
I don’t think this warranted being on CBC, but it is sexist.
Let’s not dismiss people who are truly sexist pigs. People you wouldn’t want your wives or daughters to be subjected to, or have your sons fraternizing with.
Let’s hope your sons aren’t having lunch in a place that would put out a sign like this, unless they’re trying to attract 15th wave feminists that march in the pride parade with Trudeau.
commented 2018-10-14 21:43:58 -0400
If this triggers you then go hide in your closet and stay indoors.
commented 2018-10-14 21:43:35 -0400
D Tyler and it is only getting worse.
commented 2018-10-14 21:41:45 -0400
Love your stuff David, can’t believe this is what’s teaching our children these days.
commented 2018-10-14 20:25:02 -0400
Oh-No-No-No……(MOMMY)!
commented 2018-10-14 16:24:25 -0400
misogyny – dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women