Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos will address students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The event, hosted by the UCSB chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, can be watched below.
The talk, titled “Feminism is Cancer,” will run from 7-8:30 PDT this Thursday and will consist of a speech by Milo, then a Q&A session where audience members will either be able to ask him questions or hurl abuse, whatever they can manage. It will be free and open to the public, but due to expected protests, no backpacks or signs will be allowed in the hall.
Milo is currently touring American campuses on his self-referencing “Dangerous Faggot” tour. He has faced backlash across the country, all the way from his first talk at Rutgers, where feminists smeared themselves in fake blood, to the University of Massachussets, where one student who screamed at Milo and his fellow speakers to “get [their] hate-speech of this campus” resulted in the Internet naming her as “Trigglypuff.”
His most recent event at DePaul University was shut down shortly after Milo began his talk, as Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the stage and refused to leave. Milo then proceeded to walk to the office of the university’s president, Dennis Holtschneider, to demand an explanation as to why security did not remove the protesters from the event, even when they threatened him with violence.
At UCSB, a banner displaying the phrase “Feminism is Cancer” was spotted on Wednesday. One of the students photographed standing behind the banner was wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap. UCSB has seen its fair share of pro- and anti-Trump activities so far: an “anti-racist” march was held back in April in response to pro-Trump chalk messages that appeared on the university grounds, with the organizers claiming that the “heinous, racist, sexist, Islamophobic, anti-semitic, homophobic, and transphobic chalk statements” led “to an intensification of campus climate.”
Protesters have already started to congregate at UCSB, with their own placards and banners. The “feminism is cancer” banner is now joined by a “patriarchy is cancer” banner, as well as “women’s rights are human rights”
Jack Hadfield is a student at the University of Warwick and a regular contributor to Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter here: @ToryBastard_.