Last weekend saw disagraceful scenes in London whereby The Camden Centre, a taxpayer owned venue, hosted the misandrist and transphobibic RadFem 2013 conference.
Other venues saw sense and banned such extremists from their premises, but Camden decided that the hatred of men is perfectly fine although did at least claim to have forced the organisers to ammend their sexist entrance policies. One only has to glance as some of the Twitter comments of the attendees/organisers and see images of their "activism" to see just how extreme and hateful this event really is.
Having taxpayers legitimise such a vile group by allowing it to use their facilities it's clearly completely inappropriate and led me to think what a worry precedent it had set, therefore meaning all manner of a hate groups would be allowed to assemble in such facilities. Just as I was about to compose a complaint email highlighting such a point, a search on Google rather threw a spanner in the works. You see this isn't the first time Camden council has supported extremists in such a way, and just last year the very same council also allowed a Islamic group sympathetic to Osama Bin laden to hold lectures at a council funded venue.
The Jewish Chronicle reports that at one Ministry of Dawah event there was discussion on how Israel would be “wiped off the earth” by Allah, which of course sounds remarkably similar to the Radfem attitudes to men and transgender people. Still, if nothing else, we certainly can't accuse Camden council of lacking consistency, presumably they'll be welcoming the Stalin appreciation society next year, followed by the Klu Klux Klan in 2015.
by John Kimble
Update: Seems that even my sarcastic Stalin remarks were actaully rather closer to the truth than I'd hoped too.