Racism, Misogyny, Misandry and Lindsey Middlecamp

Is Lindsey Middlecamp, a Minneapolis lawyer and founder of Cards Against Harassment, a misogynist, misandrist, and racist? Well, to start with, she is a feminist. That should be enough evidence on its own to answer yes to the above questions. Feminism has a long history of prejudice against people based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, etc. One doesn’t have to look very hard to find feminists berating, silencing or practicing bigotry against any number of groups outside the affluent, white, female collective. But let’s dig a little further just to be sure. Let’s discover who Lindsey is. She’s a board member of Stop Street Harassment, an organization that claims to fight the abuse of women and oppressive behavior of men. Things like men telling women they are pretty. And men sitting comfortably on a subway or city bus.

Right now women in America can’t walk down to the local Starbucks for a latte without the chance that a man might tell her she has a nice ass. We’ve got women cowering in their homes, afraid to go outside, because a man might tell her she’s hot. That’s real oppression, right there. Yeah, I was flippant and hyperbolic, But not by much.

From Stop Street Harassment’s website:

Lindsey Middlecamp is a Minneapolis-based attorney who brings trained advocacy to the courtroom and wider activism throughout her community.”

Not only does Lindsey push her ideological beliefs on her neighbors she allows it to influence her practice of law. OK, then, another activist attorney. A dime a dozen, but let’s look further.

When she isn’t litigating complex disputes or haranguing harassers, Lindsey enjoys taking cases that allow her to address structural inequalities related to poverty, housing, and discrimination…”

“Haranguing harassers”? Fine by me, as long as haranguers don’t mind harassment. More on this in a bit.

Lindsey is also scheduled to speak and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Organization of Women’s yearly conference. Remember, the National Organization for Women is the largest feminist group in the US. It has repeatedly worked to stop equal parenting legislation designed to give children equal access to their fathers after divorce.

The national level organization selected Eve Ensler as the keynote speaker for its national conference in 2012. Ensler wrote the “Vagina Monologues,” a play involving the rape of a 13-year-old girl by a 24-year-old woman. Ensler described this as a “good rape.” That isn’t to necessarily equate Middlecamp with the pro-rape Ensler. Still, the company we keep.

From Minnesota NOW website.

LINDSEY MIDDLECAMP  is an attorney practicing in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a board member of Stop Street Harassment, an organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to ending gender-based street harassment worldwide.”

“[G]ender-based Street Harassment,” the subtext being, men telling women they look good, or saying something abusive, like, “good morning.”

Ms. Middlecamp graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College and received her J.D. and concurrent Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, both of which degrees honed her passion for critical argument and advocacy on issues of equity, with a particular focus on gender inequality, as well as racial and poverty-based barriers to justice. “

Middlecamp’s personal advocacy against institutional sexism and rape culture first reached a broader audience following her viral Craigslist Missed Connection written to a catcaller in September 2013. In June of 2014, she began filming street harassment in the Twin Cities and launched Cards Against Harassment…”

Lindsey, who hands out cards berating (mostly black) men for telling women they are attractive, is advocating against “institutionalized sexism?”

I must have missed the government funded PSA encouraging men to tell women they are beautiful. But setting that aside, what about men “street harassing” men? What about women “street harassing” other women? Women “street harassing” men? Is all that sexism?

It seems that Lindsey and her fellow feminists only have a problem with “street harassment” when men are doing it. Isn’t that sexist?

And did they seriously just mention “rape culture” as if it’s a real thing?

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It seems Lindsey believes in “rape culture” even when RAINN, the largest sexual assault prevention and victims advocacy group in the US, has said rape culture no realz. Who needs reality, stats, evidence and the opinions of experts when the mythologies of feminism inform you that all men are potential rapists who created a culture by and for men, and only men, for the purpose of oppressing women?

In addition to a robust commercial litigation practice, Middlecamp also represents tenants facing gender, sexual, and racial harassment or discrimination in housing. Middlecamp enjoys speaking and leading workshops on campus violence, rape culture, street harassment, and gender bias…”

Once again we will get to Lindsey’s advocacy regarding gender, sex, and racial discrimination in a moment.

Now that we have a good idea of just who Lindsey is let’s look at what she does.

Middlecamp, after long steeping in the ideology of feminism (patriarchy theory, rape culture, etc.) was triggered by seeing men free to express themselves as heterosexuals in public. Outraged, she decided to do something about it.

“Hey baby, nice legs” became men being entitled to oppress women in broad daylight. Sorry, did I say broad? I’ll need to work on that because in her mind this sort if behavior leads to rape, or worse, dating. Middlecamp took this threat seriously, so she started a website straight from the hellish backchannels of Tumblr. It contains a series of cards designed to belittle men for expressing themselves in public. Then she created a YouTube channel to display herself using the cards — and her sharp lawyer’s tongue — to deliver comeuppance to the evil, masculine (mostly black) brigands she encountered on the mean streets of Minneapolis.

When she uploaded the videos of her encounters to her YouTube channel, she made lackluster effort to hide the identity of her victims. And yes, I said “victims.” In every single case, the men in her videos did absolutely nothing wrong. That did not stop Middlecamp from berating, belittling and labeling men with things like misogynist, abusers, harassers and rapists in waiting. All of them, to a man, were “contributing to rape culture.” One of her videos tallied up over three-quarters of a million views. What did these men do to deserve Lindsey’s wrath?

What did these men do to earn Lindsey’s wrath? Here is a list of a few things that men said to her that she deemed to be sexist and oppressive to women.

“Love the dress.”
“Minnesota chicks are hot.”
“You are pretty.”
“You are beautiful.”
“Hey, Beautiful.”
“Beautiful chalky white skin.”
“Baby.”
“Gorgeous.”
“He’s a lucky guy.”
“You’d Be beautiful if you’d smile.”
“Damn that ass.”
“I hope we get off at the same stop.”
“I’m a dog. You’re a bone.”
“Bitch”

In some cases, it’s not what they said but what they did that set her off. One guy staggered out of a bar drunk and allegedly tried to touch her. In the video, since removed, we only see her reaction and his reaction to her going off on him. He appears to be one of those happy drunks smiling and laughing. There didn’t appear to be any maliciousness…in the guy. How or where or if he touched her isn’t revealed.

Another man bowed to her and said he was bowing to her beauty. The bow didn’t go over well with Lindsey.

On another occasion, two men sitting on a wall were looking at her. That’s it. They didn’t utter a word to her. They didn’t walk past her. They didn’t touch her. They just looked at her. That was enough to incur the wrath of the Middlecamp. Fortunately, that video is still on her youtube channel, for now. I will not link to that video because I won’t be a party to further victimizing these men who did absolutely nothing wrong.

In one case she asked for her victim’s phone number which she failed to bleep out or mute before uploading. In all of her videos, she blurs the faces of her victims. However in most of her videos, the blur doesn’t follow the men’s faces as they or the camera moved. It’s easy to identify the faces of most of the men in her videos. These men are victims of Lindsey Middlecamp’s ideologically warped mind and lust for celebrity status within feminism. This status she has more or less gained.

Fortunately, Lindsey has removed most, but not all, of her videos. Why’s that, you ask?

Well, there was understandable pushback. Her videos are sexist, bigoted and just plain idiotic. There was also pushback over her latest Twitter campaign. Earlier this year Lindsey started  #ShirtlessShamers2016 , a hashtag created for the purpose of shaming men who posted shirtless selfies with the idea that that shaming these men would fight slut-shaming of women. You read that right. She believes that promoting sexism against men fights sexism against women.

Then again, I already told you she’s a feminist.

Remember how Lindsey, a lawyer, was praised for her “critical argument” skills? Many men and women on Twitter took umbrage to her hashtag. It wasn’t long until people were digging into her past. To the surprise of no one, Lindsey was targeting working-class, minority males. Remember the praise for Middlecamp’s advocacy discrimination based on gender, race, and poverty by Stop Street Harassment and the Minnesota Chapter of NOW?

Well, here is a collage of her “advocacy.”

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Perhaps this explains Lindsey’s efforts over the years to keep her last name private. Even when publishing her work in some online publishing juggernauts, she only used her first name. She hid behind anonymity while she disseminated her videos and shirtless images for hundreds of thousands of people to see. She protected herself from the same kind of public scrutiny to which she was subjecting innocent victims.

Several MHRAs and anti-feminists didn’t intend to allow Lindsey this hypocritical luxury. We made our intentions clear. At which time Lindsey went “full damsel,” rolling out her portable fainting couch and announcing she was in distress mode.

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View a PDF catalog of screenshots taken from Lindsey’s Twitter account. Screenshots of Lindsey Middlecamp.

That’s right. She labeled us doxxers and abusers who are putting her at risk for seeking her last name while she knew full well that her last name, along with a photo of herself and a description of her “advocacy” was on multiple feminist websites. How’s that for strong, independent and honest woman for you?

The call went out for Lindsey’s last name. In a matter of hours, an individual answered, “Her last name is Middlecamp. [It] took me all of ten minutes to find it.” This person, to which I’m personally thankful, added links to the Stop Street Harassment and MNNOW websites. I then posted announcing that we had her last name, but I didn’t include her last name in the tweet.

Lindsey then set her Twitter profile to private. Once again Lindsey Middlecamp displays cowardice at facing the same kind of scrutiny she gladly forced on her victims.

Lindsey has shown that she believes women are so weak, helpless and pathetic that words and gestures, matters considered appropriate and respectful — even during the height of Victorian era gynocentrism, oppress women. Is Lindsey Middlecamp a misogynist?

Lindsey has displayed her contempt for normal and healthy male heterosexuality. She has labeled men engaging in what can only be considered normal behavior as dangerous subhumans and rapists in waiting. Is Lindsey Middlecamp a misandrist?

Lindsey has shown that she has a particular dislike for the way that non-white men — and the cultures these men live in — go about mating and courtship. At the very least these men displayed behavior that is considered normal by the men and women in their culture. Is Lindsey Middlecamp a racist?

I’ll leave that to you to decide.

One thing is for sure. Men and women are growing tired of the behavior of Lindsey Middlecamp and her ilk. Lindsey, I hate to tell you this princess, but your backward and regressive ways of thinking are outdated. You are not a high school kid anymore. Berating someone you are not sexually attracted to for showing sexual interest in you may have been acceptable back then, but you are an adult now, allegedly. You need to consider growing up and joining the rest of society in the 21st century.

And if you can’t do either of those things, you should well consider the fact that you won’t be able to use public platforms this way under a cloak of cowardice.

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