Karen Straughan is a Canadian spokesperson for Men’s Rights and was a cast member of the controversial film The Red Pill.
Education, Parents & Family :
- Karen was born in an Edmonton hospital, but grew up in Sherwood Park, just outside of Edmonton. She lived there until the age of 19.
- Born into the family as the 3rd child, she is the youngest. She two older sisters and no brothers.
- Her views on feminism were primarily shaped by the respectful and equitable, team-oriented relationship between her parents, and between her maternal grandparents.
- She has 3 children (2 sons & 1 daughter) from a previous marriage.
- In 2017, she confirmed that she is dating a new man that she describes as a big, burly, lumberjack man. She and her children moved in with him in Edmonton, in to the house that he grew up in.
- She also worked as a waitress in the past, which she states is more to counteract her introvert nature and force her out of the house than it is for financial gain.
Social Media Presence : Youtube & Feminism
- In 2011, Karen created her YouTube channel What Girls Write & has used it to post her views of feminism.
- One of her more prominent beliefs is that the feminist idea of ‘victim-blaming’ in assault cases, is outrageous and wrong.
- Feminists believe that doing things to protect oneselves such as not walking alone at night or taking a self-defence class is ‘victim blaming’ and girls should not have to do things like that to protect themselves. Karen argues that doing those things is common sense, and she would give the same advice to men as well.
- As of 2018, she has close to 200,000 subscribers to her channel and her videos have received close to 20 million views.
- Some of her more popular video titles include “Feminism & The Disposable Man” & “Look Out! It’s a Nice Guy! Destroy Him!”.
Karen Straughan Red Pill :
- In late 2014, she became involved in the project The Red Pill. Karen was featured in it doing an interview.
- The Red Pill is a documentary film that follows a sceptical feminist, who investigates feminism and comes to believe it is more of a hate movement in the modern age.
- The film was initially supposed to be released in March of 2016, but this was moved back to May 2016 due to public outcry. It was then banned from most cinemas in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
- Karen has publicly condemned those who have banned it, saying that it’s the work of a few select feminists running the countries who are afraid of being challenged on their way of thinking.
- When Karen dissolved the marriage with her ex, the court didn’t let her treat him as fairly as she would have liked. She wanted to formally waive off child support, but no judge would agree to that.