Yesterday there was a bit of kerfuffle around a speech at ANU by sex theorist Bettina Arndt, the ANU Women’s Department, and Liberal Senator Gary Humphries.
Rioter “Smeh” was actually there and sent in this report via the comments:
The protest involved sitting around in a circle half and hour before the event and talking about what we were particularly opposed to in Bettina’s work. Bettina came over twice wanting to talk to us. The first time was before we had even started and we asked her to come back later, but first we wanted to discuss the issues quietly amongst ourselves. The second time she sat down in the middle of the group and argued with us. Members of the protest did there best to ensure both Bettina and the group listened to each other as respectfully as possible. Then at the end, three members of the protest went into listen to the lecture and never disturbed it.