The politicians and feminists who helped shut down a screening of The Red Pill at the University of Calgary over an inflammatory email subject line, really don’t seem to have watched the movie.
The backlash came from both feminists and politicians including leader of the Official Opposition, Brian Jean, Wildrose MLA, Jason Nixon, NDP Minister Shannon Phillips and feminist Professor, Rebecca Sullivan.
Brian Jean took to Twitter with a talking point suggesting the film deterred women from entering politics and in a CBC interview, Sullivan said this of red pill “rhetoric”:
“a metaphor for what women really want, in the real world, is domination and subjugation.”
But the term is actually an allusion to The Matrix, where taking the blue pill means blissful innocence, while taking the red pill subjects a person to hard truths – there’s even a clip from the popular film right in the documentary.
Watch my video as I chat with Monique Dietvorst from CAFE and Candace Muttit from Father’s Rights Alberta, the group that is sponsoring the rescheduled screening.
Honey Badger and well known Men’s Rights activist Karen Straughan, will be in attendance to answer audience questions at the end of the film.
Admission is free, but CAFE will be collecting donations to help cover the costs of the services they offer like counselling and group sessions for men.