I’m curious about Justin Trottier; I’m looking for more on his involvement with “Men’s Rights” and the Canadian Association for Equality.
There’s a blog post from March 2012, CFI Canada: Where are they now?
Justin Trottier continues as the public face and voice of CFI Canada, now holding the title of National Outreach Coordinator. Although I may have that title wrong since the CFI Canada website remains horribly out of date (with several people who have resigned remaining on the personnel list). He also continues to advocate for so-called men’s rights, now posting through the “Canadian Association for Equality”:
From the description of the CAE Facebook group:
This facebook group will be used to organize volunteers of a new coalition which will present an alternative and balancing point of view on gender issues like parental and custody rights, violence, education, health, safety & security, poverty and the workplace.
The coalition shall focus on major public educational events and outreach campaigns to finally bring these issues into the living room of every family in Canada.
We’ll lift the veil off revisionist history and make people wonder why
* Men are one-third more likely to develop prostate cancer than women are to develop breast cancer, yet 50% more funding goes to women’s health over men’s
* Men and women commit domestic abuse against each other at roughly equal rates (for every level of severity), yet there is 1 men’s shelter in all of Canada and it just opened this year
* Men now account for under 60% of undergraduate enrollment while boys are performing significantly worse then girls in grade school, yet affirmative action programs continue to “empower women and girls” only
* Female genital mutilation is considered a UN human rights violation yet male genital mutilation is supported by doctors, ethicists and is frequently the basis of mockery on TV
This Canadian Men’s Rights Coalition (CMRC) is the result of 2 years of carefully thought out and planned strategy considerations and 10 months reading over a dozen books by the leading men’s rights champions. When I do things I do them right and BIG. So if you’re interested in helping found this group, of which I am dead serious, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our plan is to host a major debate in September “Is Society Anti-Male” followed by issue specific lectures throughout the year: poverty, health, violence, safety, etc.
There’s a post at Mens [sic] Rights Help Forum promoting a Canadian Association for Equality event.
Our first public event Thursday: The New Sexism – Discrimination Against Men in Family Courts?
You might be interested in our first public event this Thursday night. Please circulate, advise on facebook, twitter, etc:
THE NEW SEXISM: WHY ARE MEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN FAMILY COURTS?
“The Evolution of Fathers Rights: Redefining The Best Interests of Children”
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 PM
Sidney Smith Hall, Rm 1083 – 100 St. George St, @ the University of Toronto ALL WELCOME
1950s gender stereotypes still determine the final results in Family Court. In the name of children’s best interest, publicly funded services are designed to separate fathers from children, treating them instead like wallets.
The tragic casualties are the children. Kids are routinely denied the benefit from an equal parenting relationship with both parents.
Join Danny Guspie, Executive Director of Fathers Resources International and organizer of several National Shared Parenting Conferences, to hear about his activism for reform of family courts.
Hosted by the Canadian Association for Equality.
Part of our Men’s Issues Awareness Campaign
Danny Guspie, is Executive Director of Fathers Resources International. will share his perspective and experiences gained over the last 20 years as a national divorce-reform activist / educator, counselor, coach and law clerk, helping fathers secure justice for their children.
Candidate for MPP, Parkdale-High Park, Green Party of Ontario
Educational Non-Profit Executive Director, Community Activist, Writer and Public Speaker
It’s strange, this Men’s Rights caper. You don’t see people like Trottier setting up or campaigning for racist organizations or homophobic organizations. You see people who do that, of course, but they’re not people like Trottier. But you do see them setting up or campaigning for organizations that are angry about women’s rights.