Target: Ms. Jenn Li
Goal: Commend activist for her successful campaign against sexist and violent speaker Julien Blanc
A recent campaign started by activist Jenn Li has successfully stopped the misogynistic and violent speaker Julien Blanc from giving his hate-filled seminars in Australia and raised global awareness of his detestable teachings. There have been numerous parts of this campaign, from calling a Japanese Embassy to report his racist and abusive treatment of Japanese women, to starting a petition with the aim of removing his content from the internet.
Blanc’s seminars are marketed to men with low self-esteem and claim to offer self-affirming lessons but only teach men how to be abusive, manipulative, and violent. The content is truly disgusting and contains such lines as: “At least in Tokyo, if you’re a white male you can do what you want. I’m just romping through the streets, just grabbing girls’ heads, just like, head, pfft on the dick. Head, on the dick, yelling, ‘pikachu’.” These actions are not only an extreme case of sexual assault, they are also teaching other men to be violent against women.
Ms. Li’s efforts haven’t just stopped this dangerous misogynist from spreading his gospel of sexual assault and manipulation, they have created a greater sense of global awareness of him and his ilk. Canada’s Immigration Minister has stated that he will do everything in his power to keep Blanc from preaching his filth in Canada, numerous companies have distanced themselves from him, and millions of people are now rallying to take Blanc down.
Please join together to commend Ms. Li for successfully righting a wrong that could save countless women from mistreatment, sexual assault, and rape at the hands of Blanc’s “students.” Sign below to show that you stand with Ms. Li in her quest for a world free of sexual violence and full of equality.
Dear Ms. Li,
Your work to stop the hateful and misogynistic Julien Blanc is deserving of widespread respect and admiration. Unlike many who are paralyzed when faced with a situation akin to this, you attempted to change the situation and succeeded greatly. This bigot will not be allowed to give his sermons of sexual assault in Australia, most likely Canada, or anywhere else in the world after this. The world owes you a great debt.
The battle to end sexual violence and manipulation is a difficult one but, thanks to you, great progress has been made. Your actions have the chance to save countless women from Blanc’s “students” and for this I want to thank you. Hopefully the sense of global awareness that you have created will continue to grow and his ilk will never host another event. Thank you again for your dedication and please keep up the good, and necessary, work.
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