Swedish “Man Free” Concert Declared Discriminatory

We previously discussed the “man free” concert held in Sweden and how the concert (heralded by feminists) was a raw exercise of gender discrimination. It was a telling moment since these same advocates would be appalled by barring women from concerts or venues. Now Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman has declared the concern blatant discrimination. The response of feminist leaders is interesting. Rather than recognize the hypocrisy of fighting discrimination by others but not themselves, leaders denounced the ruling and ridiculed men as feeling threatened.

The event, called Statement, was held in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was billed as “the world’s first major music festival for women, non-binary and transgender only.” The ombudsman declared the entire focus of the concert to be effectively sexist and discriminatory. The finding was based on statements made before the concern. Indeed, male technicians, attendees, and managers were reportedly restricted to “man pen” areas. Could you imagine the same practice employed for any women working in any business or event?

The promoters however simply shrugged away the fact that they engaged in gender discrimination. In a Facebook statement, the promoters declared “It’s sad that what 5,000 women, non-binaries and transgender experienced as a life-changing festival, made a few cis-men lose it completely.”

Again imagine if objections to discrimination against women was ridiculed as how “a few women lost it completely” because they were hurt or insecure or threatened. The refusal to consider themselves subject to the same rules against discrimination leaves such laws are arbitrary and capricious exercises.

Organizer Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare insisted that this was merely an effort to protect women from rape and assault, but that can be done with better policing and enforcement. Instead, the organizers proudly proclaimed that men were not welcomed and effectively declared all males as an inherent threat.

64 thoughts on “Swedish “Man Free” Concert Declared Discriminatory”

  1. Although the P.C. brigade of promoters of terms like cis-gender co-opted this event to hate on ‘men’, the real reason they did it was because the 2018 festival had been cancelled after at least 11 rapes & 40 sexual assaults perpetrated by so-called ‘migrants’ of the islamic persuasion. Because of sexual assault at the 2016 event (and other music festivals) police handed out wristbands that said ‘don’t touch me’ because apparently that would stop it from happening.

    1. https://www.thejournal.ie/factcheck-sweden-music-festival-migrant-sex-attacks-4086852-Jun2018/
      I’ve seen conflicting accounts of what the actual numbers are.
      Given the enormous crowds at these mega-gatherings, and the reports that are unconfirmed, even the highest end of these estimates does not support the claim of “epidemic” sexual assaults at these events.
      For most of the women attending the “man-free” concert mentioned in this column, the “don’t touch me” wristbands are probably unnecessary😉 even if men were allowed to attend.
      In the future, maybe the organizers of these events should explore alternatives to “man-free” events; they could require strict Muslim-type dress and veils for all women, and that women be accompanied by only a male relative.

  2. Here’s a suggestion: repeal every piece of ‘anti-discrimination law’ applicable to private parties other than natural monopolies (e.g. water, gas, and electricity provision) and a selection of contextual monopolies (vendors offering food, fuel, or lodgings in remote areas). These obnoxious harridans want to have an all-female shindig let ’em. Freedom of contract and freedom of association should be the default setting, not freedom-of-association-with-the-lawyers’-permission.

    JT is writing as if ‘feminism’ ever denoted a body of thought which incorporated a fixed set of principles. It never did. It was a set of rhetorical games and nothing more. Actually existing feminism is the habit of looking at human relations with the assumption that women have options and men have obligations. Actually existing feminism is female rictus uttering the incantation “I want”. Actually existing feminism is expressed indignation that any man or any generic authority should ever hold a woman accountable for anything. Intellectually and morally serious women have no interest in actually existing feminism, though a few may call themselves ‘feminist’ to avoid identification with certain cultural dispensations (e.g. evangelicalism or certain strands of pre-1966 girl culture).

    1. you know communists in both Russia and China threw feminist rhetoric overboard as soon as they took power. That kind of tells you what feminism was all about in the first place.

      The really sad and pathetic thing is that western pinkos actually believe the nonsense. Which the communists clearly did not. Much as I despise pinkos and all their simpering nonsense and whining, there is part of me that has some respect for an old fashioned brutal communist like Mao Zedong or Stalin. I think we would not have a pinko problem if the likes of them were appreciated here. Maybe one day they will be, and maybe no too long coming.

      1. But started by the Soviets and continuing in the Russian Federation women retire 5 years younger than men.

  3. Ben Franklin, we gave you “…a republic, if you can keep it.”

    Franklin’s was a restricted-vote republic, defined by Webster as:

    1 b (1) a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law

    It is past time for the American President, as did the American Revolutionaries and Abraham Lincoln, to effectively declare marital law. This time re-establishing the American restricted-vote republic under Hamilton’s “manifest tenor” of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, excluding Madison’s injurious amendments.
    _________________________________________________________

    “…courts must…declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.”

    “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

    – Alexander Hamilton
    _________________

    “…amendments…of such a nature as will not injure the constitution,…”

    ”And if there are amendments desired, of such a nature as will not injure the constitution, and they can be ingrafted so as to give satisfaction to the doubting part of our fellow citizens; the friends of the federal government will evince that spirit of deference and concession for which they have hitherto been distinguished.”

    – James Madison, Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, June 8, 1789
    ____________________________________________________________

    In deed, “…a republic, if you can keep it.”

  4. “Organizer Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare insisted that this was merely an effort to protect women from rape and assault, ”
    *******************
    They could really, really protect women from rape and assault at the concert by banning them, too!

  5. “The event, called Statement, was held in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was billed as “the world’s first major music festival for women, non-binary and transgender only.”

    In other words, it was a total freak show full of lezzies and trannies. I wonder how the Muzzie terrorists missed this one???

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

      1. Do you hate all straight white men or only the ones who don’t like the boots of feminists and multiculturalists?

        I personally spit on those boots and could care less and less what stupid and annoying people think of me and my kind.

  6. The core characteristics of every liberal are immutable hypocrisy, hate, hysteria and violence.
    Everything they do is just another version of these, acted out within different venues in varying degrees. Always the same pigs wallowing in the same mudhole. Just the fashionably trending color lipstick and stylish designer sweaters and hats change.

    1. Dawn

      The Ombudsman seems like a perfect choice for a prime position in the Drumpt administration. You know, maybe as a counterbalance to Betsy (“who took my yacht while I was visiting that Charter school?”).

      1. Bill, at the pace of Planned Barrenhood and Abortions, your ilk will be celebrating the death of children and the inconsequential need of Dept of Education.

        Then only the rich will produce children like Michelle “when they go low we hit in the gonads” Obama via IVF. Sasha and Malia

  7. They should have put the men in “a man cave”. Sweden is a lame brain place. Fly over and flush.

    There is an old song which is relevant.

    (music)
    While digesting… Readers Digest…
    At the back of a dirty book store….
    A plastic Swedish Flag with gum on the back..
    Fell out on the floor!

    Well, I picked it up and ran outside..
    And slapped it on my window shield…
    If I could see old Betsy Devoss…
    I’d tell her how good I feel.

    But you’re flag decal won’t get you…
    Into Heaven anymore…
    It’s already overcrowded..
    From your dirty little war….

    etc

    1. Sweden is a great beautiful country which is being ruined by political correctness and migrant invasion. It’s critical for Swedes to regain control. They should hang the apparatchiks and expel the refugees. Go viking if need be. As Malcolm X said “By any means necessary”

  8. The Boy Scouts have become The Scouts. However The Girl Scouts remain The Girl Scouts. Somehow that don’t seem right.

    1. and the Girl Scouts have sued Scouts BSA for trademark infringement, arguing that the new name will cause confusion, because removing the reference to boys implies that it is now the only “Scout” organization or that Girl Scouts is a subordinate organization.

    2. First they let in homosexual boys, then homo leaders. That was troubling but tolerable. Oh, then it was trans normalization. Of course then it was girls. By then half the membership had quit.

      I was heavily involved in Scouting until the organization was betrayed by the directorships. I think now, they should hang with the rest of the traitors.

      Until that day, we will “be prepared”

      1. I might add that all this comes on a solid decade or two of lawsuits by victims of pedophile and homosexual phoebophile scout leaders who picked on the weak boys as prey. The Boy Scouts were as incompetent at screening pedos as the Catholic Church has been. In some ways it’s sad to see these once great organizations wither and pass away but in some ways it seems like maybe it was long overdue.

        Sadly there’s nothing to take the place of the institutions that once passed on manly culture and the once great “Patriarchy” that conquered the 4 corners of the globe is now the object of derision by the very people who have inherited most of its material benefits.

        In a way it is fitting to see Sweden, which has been so big on admitting migrants and punishing racists, it’s fitting to see them sink ever more into incompetent failure to police itself, earning its place on the dungheap of history with the other weak organisms that failed to remain healthy and flourish, like the Boy Scouts.

        Lord Baden Powell, you were a good man and thank you for your work nonetheless.

  9. We’ve heard of Chick-Flick movies. This is the concert equivalent. . How many guys really care to be there?

    ‘X’ number of Gays might be interested (and I bet they were there). Plus a certain number of straight guys who want to hit-on girls. But generally speaking, most men have no interest in events where women are simply indulging their womanhood.

    1. Boy you can say that again. Nothing more obnoxious than a gaggle of clucking women indulging themselves. Just go to the “mall” and you will see what i mean.

      Usually it’s some nutless neckbearded freak the kind of which likes to join antifa for a crack at the hairy pitted lesbo lookalikes that rotate in those tribadisms. Sorry i mean tribes.

  10. If Swedish women are being molested, who is doing the molesting. The idea would be to name and shame. Not ban all men.

    1. PCS,

      The molesters are no doubt followers of Mo and his 12 wives, one of whom was a Jewess.

    2. Because the attackers were muslim immigrants, it would be against the law to just ban them! That’s the Swedish way, to persecute all men rather than admit the problem is with the ‘migrants’

  11. Well, I be go to hell the topic isn’t about some more Islamic nutjobs cutting nice lookin Swedish gals heads off again like we’ve been seeing in the real news.

    Anyway, back to funny:

  12. My understanding is that the authorities did not levy a penalty, such as a fine. If this is true it will serve only to embolden this kind of discrimination.

  13. The Golden Rule can keep people out of a lot of trouble.

    One should also note the very troubling misandry of the modern feminist movement.

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