SlutWalk, Los Angeles apparently went off without a hitch yesterday, no thanks to hugo schwyzer who as an “organizer” apparently had to negotiate a last-minute “crisis” which was caused by the organizers not making sure all their permits were in order, and that their venue wasnt double-booked, before getting thousands of women to commit their time and energy to this project…
…which almost didnt happen because of “someones” extremely poor planning, demonstrably ineffectual organizational skills, and complete disregard for womens time and energy. oops!
apparently too, hugogate 2011 has blown up around the internets and on youtube, where some people (besides me!) seem to have a wee problem with someone with a history of gleefully fucking his female students being allowed to teach womens studies to college women, and leading “sluts” in a public spectacle to reclaim a misogynist slur that is used unilaterally by men against women, usually to discredit womens reporting of having been raped, by men. reactionaries! (see my original article on hugo “steering the sluts” here).
well…in case anyone has any lingering doubts about what old hugo thinks about women, what he thinks about his own role as a male ally and self-identified male feminist in supporting women and feminists, and not diverting attention to himself…his apparently simultaneous campaigning as a mens-rights activist (MRA)…and what he does when he knows everyone is watching…here are some screenshots of hugos twitter activity in the days leading up to slutwalk (commentary mine):
are we very sure that we are comfortable with this? are we comfortable that someone who acts like this in public, when he knows he is being watched, is teaching “womens history” and “womens studies” to young college women i mean recently-graduated high school students who have just left home and are vulnerable, and as evinced by his participation in slutwalk, that he seems particularly interested in “leading” young women who are still exploring their own sexualities and experimenting? and that he apparently proclaims himself to be a feminist and a leader of the feminist movement too?
im not comfortable with this. no, i am not comfortable with this, at all.