Thursday, May 10, 2018

Speaking at the AFA Conference on School Shootings

I'm honored to have been invited to speak at the American Freedom Alliance's conference on school shootings on Sunday, May 20. I'll be talking about shootings and "toxic masculinity."

Description below:
Invites You To Our Spring 2018 Conference

Sunday, May 20th
9AM - 4 PM
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
The more we look into these horrific shootings and the media's "coverage" of them, the more we're convinced of how important and unique this conference is.

Make no mistake:  The Left has created the conditions that foster these shootings, and then exploits them to make conditions even worse, in a seemingly never-ending downward spiral where we all are made more vulnerable and, of course, less free.

This conference aims to STOP that spiral and turn it around, so that our children and our society as a whole can be protected, strengthened and empowered.
This conference isn’t only about school shootings.  It’s about protecting our rights, protecting our kids, protecting our values, our families and our boys and the mental well-being of our children, and all of this, each and every aspect, is required for self-governance to work.  It’s just that simple.

Bookworm Room Talk

I spoke yesterday to the Bookworm Room blogger's lunch group in Marin County about chivalry and the war on masculinity, and it seems she very kindly (way, WAY kindly) knocked out a writeup about my talk...

Mark Tapson wages war against whole idea of toxic masculinity

The Speaker’s group that I co-chair hosted a wonderful speaker today: Mark Tapson. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because you’ve seen his writing on quality conservative websites such as Front Page Magazine, the now defunct Truth Revolt (which is making way for a different, even better project), Breitbart, etc.
As is true for me, Mark is a former Democrat who found the cognitive dissonance between his values and the modern Democrat party too difficult to tolerate. Unlike me, he is not a gadfly but is, instead, a really deep thinker and a very knowledgeable man. Today, the thoughts and knowledge he shared with us revolved around the culture war on men and ways to counter the deep damage this war is inflicting on our fathers, sons, husbands, and brothers. Moreover, if these men are the primary victims, every woman in each man’s life becomes collateral damage.

The talk was wonderful. Mark is a very engaging speaker — he has a pleasant voice and his tone walks the fine line between lecture and conversation. You know he’s standing there educating you, but it feels as if you’re just at a party listening to the most interesting man in the room. Add knowledge and passion to the mix and you’ve got a talk that flies by. I was absolutely stunned when I realized that he’d been talking for 40 minutes. It felt like half that length. If we hadn’t had to clear the room, I think my group would still be there listening to him.

So what did Mark talk about? I didn’t take notes, so the rest of this post will be a little ragged, since my memory is more surreal than photographic. Anything intelligent in this post is Mark’s. Any mistakes or stupidities are mine.

Read the rest here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Speaking to the Bookworm Room

If you're not familiar with the always-interesting, conservative Bookworm Room blogger, do yourself a favor and check out her site, where she ruminates on politics and culture.

I'm honored to say I've been invited to speak about my forthcoming book on chivalry and the war on masculinity before her luncheon group in the San Francisco Bay Area next week.