The University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society and the Canadian Association for Equality hosted “From Misogyny and Misandry to Intersexual Dialogue” at the University of Toronto and April 4, 2013

This dialogue exploring how sexism against either women or men robs all of us of value and worth was protested by a loose coalition of groups. In this Video of Part 1 you can hear Dr. katherine Young discussing the importance of empathy and communication, then Dr. Paul Nathanson courageously shares the story of how his being gay as a youth gave him insights into the constraints imposed by gender roles.

All of this is meanwhile being loudly protested by groups outside the hall, including the University of Toronto Students Union, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), and the University-sanctioned and funded OPIRG (Ontario Public Interest Research Group).

Video Part 2 and the Q & A will be posted as soon as possible. They do not contain distractions from protests outside, as protestors forced their own evacuation from the building by pulling the first alarm at the end of this video.

For more information:

Media Advisory & Statement: Groups Promise “Militant” Response to Thursday’s Building Dialogue on Sexism Event at U of T

The New Hegemony: CAFE Responds Against Student Union Oppression, Harassment, and Policy Breaking