Most of you have probably been made aware of this already :
The Eurocrats are going to vote on a new proposal to invent even more thought crimes that will apply across the continent (ironically, ‘supporting totalitarian ideology’ will be one of them). The Eurocrats have expressly included ‘anti-feminist’ thought as one of the new crimes that will lead to immediate state arrest. It goes without saying that this site will be no more if this is made into UK law (although this will take at least a year even if the proposal is passed in Brussels). The UK police will prioritize upholding any thought crime law protecting feminists as has been shown recently in the arrests over clearly fake threats against femihags on Twitter. If this passes into UK/EU law, I will have no choice but to retire this site, at least until I can escape to somewhere that still has a degree of freedom of thought.
I will highlight here Lucien’s excellent suggestions as to what we can do to possibly de-rail this proposed law :
What can you do now?
Since the next step in the foreseeable future is the discussion of this document in the Council of Ministers, the most effective thing that you can do is to start contacting members of your government, especially those that deal with social issues (who are more likely to represent your country in the Council when this document will be discussed) and tell them why do you think this document should be rejected altogether. We will also publish various scripts but it would be even better if you’d write them in you own words.
Also, check the official directory of the European Union to get the name and the contacts of those officials from your country that regularly attend the meetings of the Council of Ministers and start with them.
There are countries that are due to hold elections (Germany comes to mind now). If you live in one of these countries that will hold elections in the next 12 months, do no hesitate to let your elected officials know that you will purposefully campaign against them if they uphold this document. Politicians don’t care about your freedoms or about men – but they do care about votes!
These kinds of documents are usually passed without the national parliaments even being asked. However, the national parliaments, if they’re notified by the citizens, can pass a resolution forcing the government to adopt a certain position under the threat of a censure motion (a motion that can sack the government). This is unlikely to happen in big countries such as Germany and France or in impeccably progressive countries like Sweden. However, in smaller countries, such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia or Luxembourg, this is quite feasible. This is an option for you to consider if you live in a country where this kind of activism has real chances of success. If this kind of activism succeeds even in one country – that’s a huge deal because in the Council of Ministers (unlike the European Parliament) each country gets an equal vote, as opposed to the European Parliament where countries have unequal numbers of representatives depending on their population.
Also, probably amongst the first thing that you should do is to familiarize yourself with the way the Council of the European Union (or the Council of Ministers) works.
Civil disobedience. Make a blog with anti-feminist content. You can start by making this issue known in your native tongue. This is crucial for the success in defeating this bill. Also, if possible, make flyers with anti-feminist content (preferably by making this bill known) and distribute them. Read the bill carefully. You will find enough things to make non-MRA individuals join your efforts. Adapt your material to every subset of audience you wish to appeal. It is important for opposition to this bill to appear in as many languages and countries of the EU as possible.
If you cannot do street activism for various reasons, make sure you make your newly created blog known. It doesn’t matter if you fell you are not a good writer. Just start writing and spamming everyone with your newly created blog. For more efficiency and increased appeal to audience – you can even make the blog to be single-issue, strictly for opposing this bill.
Speak publicly as much as possible against the bill. The power of words is unimaginable, that’s why the powers that be want the words banned. You don’t have to be a good public speaker. Just open your mouth in casual circles whenever the situation is fit. For instance, if you hear someone in a store saying “a woman came to rob my house” tell them that they might end up in jail for saying that and direct them to this article or your blog or any other resource that talks extensively about this bill.
Join us this Friday on The Voice of Europe where we will be talking more about this bill and will suggest more ways of activism. Also, if you have other ideas, feel free to let us know in the comments or, even better, call in this Friday on the radio program.
This has to be stopped! And its demise starts with you!
EU Council Meeting Directory : http://europa.eu/whoiswho/public/index.cfm?fuseaction=idea.hierarchy&nodeID=17865&lang=en
I have just placed a comment on the wordpress blog of the pirate MEP Christian Engstrom, who was almost single-handedly responsible for ensuring that porn was not banned throught the EU as planned by feminists earlier this year :
This may have been one of the sources of the proposals to make anti-feminism a hate crime – a report by a German mangina member of the Green party (Hinrich Rosenbrock): http://www.gwi-boell.de/downloads/The_anti-feminist_mens_rights_movement.pdf