Friday, September 24, 2010

The Right to be a Father - Amnesty International disagrees.

There is, apparently, a group of teenagers in Göteborg, Sweden, who made a film for a festival sponsored by Amnesty International. The film, entitled "The Right to Be a Father", apparently pissed off some Feminists at a DV shelter in Uppsala. AI dutifully not only pulled the film from the festival, but also from their YouTube channel for the festival.

Stephen Baskerville wrote an excellent article about it here.

The film was nominated for the final stage of the competition. Amnesty posted it on YouTube, and the creators were invited to the film gala in Gothenburg. “But our film was never shown at the festival, and the day after it also disappeared from Amnesty’s YouTube channel,” says Sara Sivesson, one of the creators. Further, the students claim they obtained an email from the Uppsala feminists bragging, “Thanks to the protests Amnesty did not show the film at the festival and they also dropped it from their website.”

Since this pisses me off to no end, and saddens me that I have to add another organization I previously respected to the list of verifiably Misandrist organizations I oppose, I've decided to do whatever I can to promote this film. If, in the process, I can help to blacken the reputation of what was once a noble organization, I will do so. In the hopes that this negative publicity will help them see the error of their ways, and failing that, to lessen the damage they can do by lessening their political standing.

So, here it is.

And a healthy "Fuck You" to AI, for being such sexist assholes.

The Right to be a Father:

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