Feminists at University Set Up ‘Masculinity Confessional Booth’

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by Max Douglas  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 30, 2017   

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REGINA, Canada (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Canadian university in Saskatchewan is setting up a "masculinity confession booth" this week for the Man Up Against Violence program.

At the University of Regina, organizers from Man Up Against Violence encourage students to confess their "sins" of "hypermasculinity."

Encouraging men to "make a confession," the Man Up's website pontificates, "We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender! ... Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways!"


"Men talking about this will have a whole lot more validity, perceived validity anyway, about the message itself," commented Roz Kelsey, professor of kinesiology and health studies and chair of Man Up.

The booth is not an actual confessional, but a curtained-off booth with a camera where both men and women — but especially men — are encouraged to confess ways they've contributed to male gender stereotypes. The confessions will be used in future video promotionals for the group.

Man Up has a history of publishing videos modeled as confessions.

In a promotional video from 2015, the group interview a football player who said, "We don't have to continue to live in a misogynistic society. I think [changing this] falls on everyone and especially men because quite frankly we are the problem right now."

One skeptic remarked, "Ultimately, the program's goal is to erase masculinity altogether."

Ultimately, the program's goal is to erase masculinity altogether.

The mission statement of the group claims, "We work together to bring light to the causes of all types of violence related to gender, race, socio-economic status, ability level and beyond."

Colleges and universities have been a vehicle of the liberal Left to push their agenda. In February, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonpartisan group that protects free speech on college campuses, released the top 10 list for colleges with the worst records for free speech. The top 10 includes three Catholic universities: Fordham, Georgetown and Depaul. 

Respected Catholic author Anthony Esolen was the victim of a Bias Response Team at Catholic Providence College after aggrieved students complained about articles he'd written criticizing the notion of "diversity."

"[T]here is no evidence on our Diversity page that we wish to be what God has called us to be," he remarked, "a committedly and forthrightly Catholic school with life-changing truths to bring to the world."

 

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