Dr. Greg Canning is a skin cancer specialist and GP at the Hermit Park Clinic in Queensland, Australia. He’s also the Australian News Director for AVFM and an MRA who likes to start problems with women whom he can’t control. He’s featured on the nametheproblem website as a misogynist who harasses women.
He used to teach at James Cook University. That was before he met a feminist who he couldn’t silence. Betty McLelland, a prof at the Uni said something Greg threw a conniption over and he got so flustered he quit his teaching post. The reasons? She wasn’t punished or ‘talked to’ by any of her superiors because guess what? Women are allowed to speak about rape because it happens to us a lot and we’re also allowed to name the problem: men who rape and/or perpetuate rape culture.
Betty is also part of the local Women’s Centre and probably part of Take Back the Night, which Greg wrote about in 2013 on AVFM. What struck me about that story is the AVFM sticker that was found on the door to Spinifex Press, where many JCU women’s studies books are published. I’m sure Greg had nothing to do with that right?
Greg’s found a new feminist enemy who has gone to TBNT in his town, Cassie Watter, a social worker tied in with the feminist community at JCU and works at Child Health and Development Centre in Queensland. Cassie violated a custody order a few weeks ago and took off with her two daughters Bronte and Isabella. The interesting part is that people are aiding her in doing this. Greg thinks it’s a massive feminist conspiracy and wrote about it.
He called Cassie a ‘man-hater’ and described her as ‘in association with the violence-promoting ideologues at the James Cook University School of Social Work.’ He also has a picture of her at a TBTN rally that he got off the event’s FB page. He loves to stalk women in his community and online.
The feminist community in Queensland knows who Greg Canning is too because he targeted JCU prof Betty McLelland and hung around on the TBNT Facebook page last year. He took issue with just about everything that was posted there including this awesome poster CLICK TO ENLARGE
Now that Cassie is on the run with her two daughters for the last 4 months, Greg Canning has something to do besides put AVFM stickers on feminist publishing houses of doom. The dudebros over at AVFM are convinced that Cassie is a child abuser, which there’s ZERO evidence for, but she is a feminist and she’s open about it and the MRA’s are having a mental breakdown because of it.
I don’t put anything past MRA’s. If they can harm a woman they will. I just hope that Cassie and her daughters are safe. I don’t know the particulars since there is no court record to show why she doesn’t have legal custody. I’m sure we’ll find out at some point.
In closing I want to leave you with a little poster that Greg Canning thinks was inspired by him. After monitoring the TBTN FB page, Greg wrote a letter to his local paper about how men are so abused and raped just like women because we can’t have one day in the year where women protest male violence. I’m guessing, but after getting his letter published in the local paper he posted it on the TBNT FB page in a taunt. This graphic was the response: CLICK TO ENLARGE
If you search his name on Google you’ll find him seeking out domestic violence research and other pages where he can spew his bullshit about DV. Here’s a video interview he did regarding the topic and it comes out Dr. Greg Canning was accused of battering his wife and they are divorced. She took out a restraining order against him. Now we come to the reality. He’s a batterer.
Canning postered a Melbourne Uni with posters that said women were ‘half the problem’ in domestic violence. The response by the Uni is here. The posters weren’t welcomed is the short version and men on campus got together and put this poster up CLICK TO ENLARGE
Greg Canning is a busy little beaver. Be on the lookout for him, especially if you live in Townsville, Queensland, Aus.
Elam is having a joyous little time (NSFW image) thinking feminism is over, (probably paid women on fiverr to hold up signs), and he’s decided to write to us feminists to assure us that male violence against women, not equality, is still the norm and that it’s what we should be prepared for.
Alluding to anal rape
Do you think the MHRM hates women? Is that what you write, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Then buy some ideological Vaseline, because you are going to need it.
He thinks putting ‘ideologically’ before his allusions make them innocuous. Fail.
Actually saying ‘sodomy’
In fact, the process of your being ideologically sodomized is about to take place as the whole world watches, the majority of which will be laughing hysterically.
Alluding to rape
Hear ye, hear ye, feminists — one and all. Welcome to the world of being fucked. And by fucked I mean figuratively, of course, but nonetheless fucked, good and proper, publicly and most definitely without your enthusiastic consent.
Paul tells us this process of killing feminism has nothing to do with him even though we all know suggesting that the ‘likes’ on the antifeminist facebook page (which won’t be linked here) go up has everything to do with him. Make way for MRA’s, 4chan and the rest of the dudebros to hit that Facebook ‘like’ button for Paulie.
That is not some edict that I am issuing from my position at AVFM. I have neither the power nor influence to control how anyone reacts to this. I am simply predicting the social physics of what is about to come.
This is the official response from the AVFM. As you can see it has nothing to do with men and boys and everything to do with hating women and wanting to enact violence on us for daring to speak up about male violence.
AVFM is totally a human rights movement.
I’m listening (SEE VID BELOW) to a bunch of dumbass MRA’s while they splooge and splurge all over their webcams thinking feminism is over because a few thousand women made a Facebook page saying they don’t need it.
Jack Barnes,Dan Perrins and Al something-or-other from AVFM got together and started masturbating over their wish that feminism is now over. The title of the dudebro bawl session is ‘Feminists shoot themselves in the twat over (hashtag that will not be named). The title took me in because of its blatant hatred of women’s bodies. Who talks this way? Men do. They speak their violence. We radical feminists know how to hear it.
Shooting women in the vagina is graphically violent and this kind of imagery is acted out on women’s bodies daily. Just the other day I was reading about a woman in India that had various items put inside her vagina while men raped her. This is why the definition of rape is penetration. This is the male fantasy of penetrating with a
weapon dick in order to harm a woman. There is no other interpretation. This happens in real life. It’s not fantasy and it’s not a twitter hashtag Libfems can start a twitter war over. Let’s spend time naming male violence and exposing it because who has the power in our society? Hint: it’s not a few thousand women on Facebook.
One more thing. I’m not even sure a woman started that ridiculous hashtag that shall not be named either. I do know that MRA’s are egging it on with sock accounts.
‘She had to be sucking someone’s dick to get that.’
An MRA said that in response to a story about a mother/daughter owning a business in the 18th century right here in this hangout. The context that MRA’s don’t want to admit is that feminism was needed in the 18th century when women were considered property. It turns out the husband that owned the business, and his wife and daughter, died, and they took it over. That’s the only way this woman was able to have a business.
This peculiar little cycle of anti-feminism rears its ugly head every once in a while and it makes me wonder why anyone’s getting upset about it. We all know there are some women out there who are always going to go for the ignorant attention grab and make some little group where they all hate on feminism. They’re doing it again, big deal.
These women who hold up selfie signs are just doing this for attention and they’re getting it. Let’s just understand that throughout the feminist movement there have always been some women who either don’t see the problem or see it and want to be part of it. This is no different than some FeMRA’s who babble on Youtube or blog about how horrible men have it and how we live in a gynocracy. Let them do it. It makes them look stupid, as if they’ve been living under a rock, and let’s face it, they have!
Any women who can’t see the problems within our culture with rape, reproductive rights and male battering of women is just an ignoramus. She isn’t going to listen to us. In her mind the world is a dandy spot where she’ll never face these problems, until she does. Then you can educate her but trying to do it now is hopeless.
Let the MRA’s think feminism is on death’s doorstop. It makes them look fucking hilarious too. So what? A few thousand women in the western world hold up stupid signs and that’s it? Feminism’s over? We know better than that.
This is not to say that I don’t understand how irritating it is to watch women make assholes out of themselves. It’s very irritating, sorta like that sensation there’s a pea under your mattress but let it be. Eventually these women will shut up.
Any radical feminist activist is not deterred by this bullshit. Truthfully, I can’t stand the liberal feminist response. Is it really that surprising that a woman covers for her husband’s sexual abuse of their own children? Happens ladies. Let’s stop acting so surprised and get back to shit that really matters.
Hey all. Just a quick update of the posts for the last week and a bit of a personal update as well.
If you didn’t check out the PUA reversal of male circumcision you’re in for some typical good ole fashioned hatred of women’s bodies., and they say MRA’s and PUA’s are totally different!
If you’re more of a video person then listen to the pathetic video by RazorBladeKandy where he goes out on a date.
AVFM is attacking the media for reporting honestly on the conference, specifically Bucky Turco of Animal NY, because he didn’t immediately recognize Dean Esmay’s two kids were autistic. While you’re checking out le stupid from Dean you should hear what Paul’s new rules are for media personnel that deign to come to his next con.
The personal update is: Boogie is not dead. I repeat. Boog the Boog Master Mouse of Mischief is NOT dead. I did tweet that I thought he was. He was just on vacation for a couple weeks. My guess is it got too hot in the walls for the mischief and the mouselings moved house for a couple weeks til it cooled down. He came and stared at me last night from his favourite spot. So all that expressed condolences for Boog, thank you. He’s alive and up to no good once again.
Finally, I’m talking to David Futrelle over at We Hunted the Mammoth about starting a wiki for the St. Clair Shores conference as sort of a one stop shop for those interested in understanding the first intl men’s human rights conference and all the misogynist neckbeardy stuff that went with it.I don’t have the first clue in how to do this and that’s where you all come in.
David and I will still post what we like on our blogs but I think this is worth the effort for the public. I will obviously ask my commenters who are excellent with research to help out. It will be a great opportunity to expose the MRA’s. You’ll also all get credit too!
MRA’s like Judgybitch (Janet Bloomfield), nay, all MRA’s, have to re-invent feminism in order to rage all over the internet about it. In her new ThoughtCatalog piece ‘Casual Sex Is Empowering” And 4 Other Feminist Lies’ she munches a lot of straw.
She describes a feminist as
‘an unattractive, angry woman who blames all her problems on men. She is single, bitter and spends most of her time showering other women with withering contempt for not making the “correct” feminist choices, whatever those happen to be. She is loud, screechy and deeply unhappy.’
The only one being loud, unhappy and screechy here is Judgy but let’s continue.
1) Feminism turns women into children.
Her reasons? Trigger Warnings.
Trigger warnings are not only completely illogical (they usually state what will be triggering, thereby triggering the trigger), they literally assume that women confronted with words on a page will be incapable of taking any actions (like maybe stop reading?) and will have their softly addled lady brains turned into a swamp of impenetrable emotions from which there is no escape.
A trigger warning does trigger the reader that what is ahead is, um, graphic. It actually gives us more choice whether we want to read something graphic. More choice. Not less. She also takes issue with rape culture, victim-blaming, and enthusiastic consent but never defines them so we’ll just move right along.
2) Feminists Set Women Up To Make Terrible Choices.
She claims feminists make women have less choice because it gives them the option to work. Then says
Girls are taught from a very young age that earning money will bestow upon them all the satisfaction and self-fulfillment they will ever desire or require. For some women, this is true, but for most women, it’s not. Most women want to marry and have children and the overwhelming majority of those women want to be at home with their children, working only part time at best.
Derp. Does she even realize she’s the one advocating for restricting women’s choice? Self awareness level=0.
3) ‘Feminists Lie To Women (And Men) About Sex.
This one’s a gem. She claims that teaching women that casual sex is a, wait for it, CHOICE, that women can make is what causes false rape accusations and general unhappiness in women because
‘Humans are a pair-boding species and the majority of us crave intimate relationships with deep emotional attachments that are expressed through physical actions, including sex’
Less choice, right Judgybitch?
4) Feminism Hates Men.
That hay must taste pretty damn good.
5) Feminism Leaves No Room For Humans To Be Human.
I love little boys who prefer kittens and bubblebaths to swords and skateboards but that doesn’t mean I don’t like swords and skateboards too. I love all little boys. I want them all to be who they are. And, I love all little girls and want all little girls to be who they are too.
Well that sure is grand Judgybitch because feminists made it possible for boys to play with kittens and not be shamed into playing with only swords. Again, more choice, not less.
‘Feminism, by definition, values the feminine over the masculine. I don’t. And I never will.’
MRA’ are pretty cheap to feed. She’s probably still chewing.
The first Men’s rights conference has come and gone like a fart in the Universe. The media has done its job once again only to meet the drama queens bitching and moaning over at AVFM. If it wasn’t Bucky Turco they blamed for not knowing Dean’s two kids were autistic, they were bashing Jessica Roy for being too young, ‘pimply faced’ and for just getting out of a ‘gender studies course.’ Tara Palmatier called Monica Hess of the WashPo a ‘rat.’
Alienating the media with these tactics isn’t a good idea since Paul depends on it for his 100K/year schtick where he thinks he’s changing the world with his misogynist rants yet continues to stoically say he’s helping men and boys. Paul loves to rile the media up because it truly does get his pockets jingling. The more outrageous it gets the more money he can get. As long as there’s some feminist enemy somewhere in the world, Paul sleeps well.
In an attempt to control the media Elam announced in a video he’s going to fix this wascally problem of ‘pimply faced twerps who only report lies.’ Lies! I tell you! He likens the mainstream media to a Kindergarten class where he says he’s going to use ‘positive and negative reinforcement’ to get them to behave for the second conference he’s already planning.
‘We’re used to scumbags these days. We need to have a contest for the scummiest of the scum and obviously Turco would win that this time without any effort, but it seems like we may need to have the golden banana award for yellow journalism that we put out once a year to coverage [snip]‘~Paul Elam
His solution? Here are the qualifications you must have in order to
interview listen to droning rhetoric byanyone at AVFM or any of their members at the next Neckbeard Ball:
- 50 years old or over
- no pimples
- straight white male
- no personal bias
- hates feminists and women who look/sound like feminists
- ask relevant questions
- bitter and resentful toward women
- has never taken a gender studies course
- wants to be on the right side of history
- will pay full price for the ticket
Ok, I took some liberty here. The ones in bold are Paul’s actual demands for what kind of journalist he’ll let in to next years con to interview AVFM staff and members. It’s gonna be a pretty empty press con at the rate he’s going. The picture will be a lot clearer though: a AVFM panel wankers talking to the wall in the back and listening to the sweet echo. Now that’s how you do men’s rights cons.
Paul also announced a potential fist fight with Adam Serwer of MSNBC after making the claim that Serwer looked like he wanted to fight and obviously didn’t want to be there. To this little inventive threat narrative Paul replied:
‘Next conference he’ll get his fucking wish.’
Ya right Paul. I can see you trying to fight. It’ll probably look like some sort of kangaroo boxing with you falling on your balls. It’s always good to want macho violence at your conference that supposedly focuses on men and boys amirite?
Paul has a conspiracy theory about why the media just never reports the hearty goodness of the men’s rights movement:
‘…the mainstream media is just an advertising arm to sell products to women. Part of the… knowing that women control most of the spending in consumer culture and appealing to their resentment of men, to the feelings of… to the garbage they’ve been fed in gender studies programs to what they’re doing on a feedback loop with themselves about men about their existence in the world, is that the way you sell stuff is by making men look like buffoons and making women look like deities.
And the press media has gone hand in hand with this and they’ve gone right straight to hell in a handbasket because they know that for one minute if they got up and starting telling the truth, if they came in and covered the conference honestly, it would start costing them female consumers who don’t want to hear the truth. ‘
Finally, Paul and Dean say there will be more doxxing and abuse of women (aka what they call ‘activism’).
If I get a whiff of a group of people that is out there meeting secretly that wants to kill black people, or Jews, or gay people and i find out who you are, guess where your names will go? The front page of my website. Every time.
Somehow I don’t think Paul cares about Jews. If he did he’d be doc dropping Hamas members. No. We know who he means. This little linguistic trick of ‘sounding inclusive’ is just that, a trick to make himself sound like an equal opportunity doxxer.
The protection of privacy is something that I do believe in but there is a limit to it.
The limit is wherever Paul wants it to be. Just the other day the men’s rights subreddit was doxxing a young woman on twitter who responded to someone about a kickstarter to get rid of white men. Her tweet was obviously an answer to something preposterous but the MRA’s went ballistic, found out she was a law intern, and doxxed her on 4chan attempting to get her harmed.
‘When you’re advocating illegal violent acts against a group of people and AVFM finds out about it, and guess what? If you happen to call yourself ‘men’s activist’ and you are advocating violence somewhere against women and we find out who you are, we’ll put your name on the front page and shame you with the rest of them.
This is something we’ll never retreat from or apologize for.’
Not one MRA has ever been doxxed and the minions sent to bully that I’ve ever seen, not even the ones who have advocated violence on the comment sections of AVFM articles and I know they’ve done it because the mod comes in to explain why he had to remove a comment. I never hear a single word about that MRA.
At least now we know he’s going to continue to bully women and that he’s still more interested in that then say, men’s and boys issues.
Dean offered this lame justification of doxxing as an aside
‘…that was still not for the purposes of harassing them that was for identifying people who were actually advocating for really horrific shit.’
Dean Esmay thinks radfemhub, a small online blog, contains ‘high profile public celebrities, who were advocating horrible things.’ I’ve yet to see one thing even remotely serious enough to warrant doxxing of anyone but I do think it’s rather strange that Paul Elam couldn’t tell the difference between an Elliot Rodger quote and an MRA quote by Stefan Molyneux. Something tells me that if AVFM members had come across Rodger, they’d never dox him. They’d recruit him like they did Molyneux.
It’s not about men and boys. It’s about AVFM endangering women online/offline. It’s the only activism they know. VIDEO BELOW
N.B. The SPLC labelled AVFM a hate site, not a hate group which Dean Esmay parrots loud and often all over the internet. What Esmay leaves out of course is that last bit about them being a hate site. If you remind him of what they really said he’ll launch into the next rant about the SPLC not being a good source since the FBI dropped them (which they actually didn’t).
This video is pathetically sad. RazorBladeKandy made a video about what he hears when a woman talks to him on a date. This is not activism. This is pure paranoia and hatred of women. When I listened the first time I was stunned at how sick these guys truly are.
This movement is nothing but hate. MGTOW dudes think they’re enlightening other men while they only want another guy to sit in the sad, pathetic, and paranoid boat with them.
Here is a few comments I just noticed on the video:
‘Might include the line, “I fuck abusive men because I have something very important in common with them, we hate the same thing: me.”‘~ted best
Does that not sound like Elliot Rodger? I’m telling you, an MRA/MGTOW or whatever the hell else they call themselves is going to harm more women. I just know it. One of these days, we’re going to see it on the news and there will be no question this time as to whether he was an MRA.
‘Well I think it has been widely established that if you ask a woman what she is looking for in a guy, she will give you a list of the exact things that clamp her legs shut and turn her frigid.’
Just a matter of time.
Weddings are so much fun, but take a lot of planning, sorta like a conference but in this case wedding planning is misandry or so the misogynists over at AVFM say. August Lovenskiolds is running around like a chicken with its head cut off because a lovely feminist, Laura Bates of the Everyday Sexism project , is tying the knot, fortunately not to August or any other lonely dudebros over at AVFM, but to her ‘new domestic slave.’
AVFM is totally concerned that the weddings feminists are having are traditional and yet are furious that Bates seems to be contributing to ‘misogyny’ by having a traditional wedding, which she’s not. ‘It’s a ‘feminist sham worthy of the same respect due campus sexual assault claims,’ says Lovenskiolds, and ‘Valenti’s feminism erases all feeling and passion from pair-bonding and sexuality.’ Read that in your best David Attenborough voice and tell me you didn’t laugh.
He even reminisces about Jessica Valenti’s wedding nuptials saying that she lacked ‘marital commitment’ because she kept her last name. Bates is also a violator of the patriarchal naming principle, all in the spirit of traditionalism, which er, isn’t actually present.
He moans Laura Bates wants to
‘demonize and demolish, in an abstract way, men and male sexuality in general and the civilization men built at the behest of women: she has decided that the personal is political and so she plans to enslave, torture, and destroy one exceedingly unlucky bloke in order to reify the feminist inclination to exterminate the patriarchy that feeds, clothes, and shelters her from the hazards of the world.’
The concern about the gown didn’t escape Lovenskiolds either. Laura Bates is ‘undeserving of a white dress symbolizing purity/virginity. But consistent with her brand of feminism that emphasizes the importance of celebrating female narcissism, she opted for the traditional white gown anyway.’ The horror.
This, he says, is feminists being ‘traditional’ and feminists aren’t supposed to be traditional at all or else they’re giving in to the patriarchy. I never knew AVFM was so concerned about something they claim doesn’t exist and yet claim it’s happening in this wedding when it’s not.
Even the poor plants are going to suffer according to Lovenskiolds. ”They are also the sliced-off sexual organs of plants,’ he complains.
Has anyone else noticed that every complaint revolves around sex and some phallic paranoid theory about castration?
Lovenskiolds has realized that weddings are about ‘channelling your inner slut’ and even throwing the bouquet is something Bates threw ‘like a girl.’
For so much venom from MRA’s over at AVFM for feminist weddings, one thing’s for sure. AVFM can’t say these two feminists are man-hating lesbians like they usually do to women . He also attacks the men who are marrying these lovely women. Valenti’s husband is a ‘cuckold’ and Lovenskiolds worries about Laura’s future husband’s ‘dwindling masculinity.’
This is uh, supposed to be about men’s rights but as the misters show us once again it has nothing to do with what men want to do with their lives. It’s about shaming men who are doing things they’d love to be doing if only they could get past the hatreds and jealousies that clog their small minds.
It always produces a laugh for me when the MRA’s do a publicity stunt, aka the big dudebro ball in St. Clair Shores, and then get all pissy about it when the media reports accurately on the things that were actually said there.
Now we all know AVFM is a misogynist hate site according to the SPLC and we all know Paul Elam writes woman hating screeds he passes off as satire while we all snicker at him and his cronies, but what astounds me is how they get on their fainting couches and attempt to smear the journalists that were at the conference because they don’t like when the journalist is honest.
For example, Elam’s article on Jessica Roy of Time, was a ranty rant about how she didn’t pay attention and published lies about the conference. Lies I tell you!
‘Roy is a biased bullshit peddler with an agenda who has lied to them. Her status as a liar and a bigot will be exposed as surely as it is in her twitter exchange with fellow haters.’~Paul Elam
Of course Paul tries to come out the big tough guy thanking Roy ‘for the donations that will hit AVFM for exactly the same reasons.’ We all know he’s just in this for cold hard cash.
MRA’s call any article they don’t like ‘yellow journalism.’ It’s so incredibly funny. They’re also really stomping mad at Bucky Turco of Animal NY for writing two perfectly apt pieces on the con. Elam bends the truth in his rant claiming Bucky ‘never attended’ and yet mentions that Bucky met Esmay’s ex-wife and children at the con claiming Bucky made an assumption about the kids which I’m hesitant to believe based on Elam’s propensity to twist.
Elam blames Bucky for not reporting on the kids, who happened to be two autistic boys
‘Actually, it would have made a good story for the setting, given the disproportionate incidence of autism in boys. Well, it would have had there been a real journalist on hand.’
Maybe if Elam spent the conference talking about these issues instead of blaming women and feminists this might’ve been reported. Or how about actually having resources there to help autistic kids? Duh Duh Duuuuh!
Elam isn’t interested in helping a single male except his own ego. He somehow thinks he’s conquering the world with a new narrative that will eliminate feminism by relentlessly pecking at people from his perch. Keep tryin birdy boy. Keep pecking that mirror.
Blaming Bucky for your own stupidity isn’t going to fly Paul.
AVFM’s Dean Esmay apparently had a phone conversation with Bucky after the event that he recorded and uploaded to Youtube to try and paint Bucky as an evil journalist. Dean explains in this Youtube comment what led up to the phone conversation: CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Esmay and Elam are fainting so hard they didn’t even link Bucky’s articles in their tantrum on AVFM. Here’s the first article and the second. I don’t see anything remotely controversial in either article especially considering the first article is mostly quotes from each speaker.
Esmay and Elam are now calling him ‘Buckycunt.’ Nothing like using misogynist language to try and make the point that you’re not a neckbearded misogynist!
Dean Esmay is still raging so he made a moany gloaty video with his ex-wife’s hubby, whom he calls a ‘real’ journalist.
In it he blames Turco for not knowing his kids were autistic. He then tries explaining what an opinion is by making stupid snide remarks. It permanently put to rest the idea that feminism is to blame for misandrous feminists star chambers in the gynocratic KKK of the United States and Canada where white men are suddenly black slaves in the 50′s south. Thanks dudes for that lesson on opinion.