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MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTROVERSIAL FEMALE CRITIC OF FEMINISM TO SPEAK AT QUEEN’S, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Events signal emergence of “men’s issues” groups across Ontario campuses

TORONTO, ONTARIO — (March 25, 2014) With the debate heating up about feminism, rape culture and the place of men’s issues awareness at Canadian universities, provocative English Professor Janice Fiamengo will present “What’s Equality Got To Do With It? Men’s Issues and Feminism’s Double Standards,” this Thursday 7PM at Queen’s University and Friday 7PM at the University of Ottawa.

Last week the Queen’s University Alma Mater Society defeated a motion brought before it to deratify its new “men’s issues” group. Similar groups have been denounced or banned across Ontario, while angry protests have been sparked by University events on male suicide, anti-father family courts and declining male university enrolment.

Gender issues have reached a boiling point on Canadian campuses after a series of high profile cases of sexual misconduct. The University of Ottawa on Friday held a town hall on “rape culture” following allegations of sexual assault and sexually explicit comments on facebook.

Fiamengo will address these developments and build a case for a reasoned and evidence-based approach to gender issues that properly incorporates men and men’s issues. Events are sponsored by the national educational nonprofit Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE).

CAFE Spokespeople and Professor Janice Fiamengo are available for commentary.

Queen’s University
Ellis Hall Auditorium, 58 University Ave, Kingston
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

University of Ottawa
Arts Building Room 509, 70 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM

CONTACT

Amber Taylor
Media and Public Relations Director
Canadian Association for Equality
info@equalitycanada.com
416-479-0718

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