“Make Women Great Again”—that’s the tagline of the upcoming “The 22 Convention” that will happen in May in Orlando, Florida. It’s causing some huge waves of disbelief and anger both online and in the media.
Some people are outraged at nearly every part of the convention. That it costs $2,000 dollars for a ticket (though there’s a 2-for-1 early bird deal going on now). That the speaker lineup is composed only of men. That the convention promises to show women how to be “ideal” and “ultimate wives.”
Meanwhile, the convention styles itself as an opponent of feminism and claims to promote “all forms of positive femininity.” It also states on its website that it will be “the mansplaining event of the century.”
This year will be the first time the “Make Women Great Again” convention will be held. It’s a spin-off from Anthony Dream Johnson’s “The 21 Convention” that’s been running since 2007. “The 21 Convention,” according to the organizers of the event, is a “pro-father, pro-man, pro-masculinity” event that teaches men to be men in the 21st century.
Among the speakers at the “Make Women Great Again” event are Mike Cernovich, a Men’s Rights Activist known for being a ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy theorist, as well as Stefan Molyneux who is described by some as a far-right white nationalist.
Meanwhile, the main speaker of the event will be Johnson, who styles himself as “The 1st President of the Manosphere.”
The so-called manosphere is defined on Wikipedia as a loose collection of mostly web-based misogynist movements that are associated with the alt-right. Johnson lashed out at this description and told the media that “this is a standard lies and nonsense smear campaign to undermine the growing strength, size, and positive impact of the manosphere.”