Melbourne meetup announcement, video transcript and message


As Alison announced yesterday, we’ve had a venue change for the Melbourne meetup. It is now at

Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Level 3, 211 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
It will still be held on Saturday, June 17th, at 5PM

We all know that cancelling the venue on such short notice was a crappy thing and we all are disappointed that it happened, but please do not let this get under your skin. Let’s make this a moment for positive action. To that end, we ask everyone, please don’t waste time and energy complaining to the original venue about their choices. Instead, if you’re inspired to speak up about the situation, please send messages of thanks and support to the Melbourne Central Lion Hotel. This will do more to help us keep our venue and thank the businesses who stand up for free speech and association.

If you want to go the extra mile to support the Central Lion, go buy a pint and make sure to say “the badgers sent us” so they know you appreciate them standing up against censorship.

The following is the transcript to the video announcement.

Our Melbourne venue has cancelled , citing that we are a political Men’s Rights Group as the reason.

On May 24th our contact person David Williams sent a booking inquiry to the Rainbow Hotel in Melbourne. He included in his inquiry the name of our group, Honey Badger Brigade, and that we were a popular podcast. There was no indication on the Rainbow Hotel website that they were concerned about serving political groups, nor was David informed that politics would be an issue prior to the booking.

David Williams played a large role in organizing the Red Pill screening in Melbourne. That screening was protested, the original venue canceled and eventually the Red Scooter theatre came to the rescue by hosting it.

David informs me that during a face-to-face meeting with the venue coordinator at the Rainbow Hotel he explained that our podcast discusses politics. Despite this the venue confirmed our booking, then cancelled two weeks later.

David was initially informed of the cancellation via phone in which he was told “the Rainbow Hotel cant associate with any kind of mens rights group.” He then received a follow up email in which he was told the following:

Unfortunately we are not able to take any sort of political groups to hold meetings at our establishment.

I apologize for the late notice but it has only been bought to my attention today and I do not believe when [the venue coordinator] took your booking that [they] fully understood what your group was meeting for.

Thanks to David’s quick foot work we’ve located another venue.

Our new venue is:

Melbourne Central Lion Hotel

Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Level 3, 211 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

The date of our meet up is Saturday June 17th.

Although it’s obvious our initial venue cancelled because we’re men’s rights activists, we don’t have conclusive evidence that would be reasonable to act upon. Therefore I ask that rather then doing any boycotts or complaining to the venue that cancelled, we whitelist the businesses who have stepped into the breech to serve our community.

The Central Lion Hotel is aware of the controversy and supports free speech, they’re fine with being advertised in association with our Honey Badger Meet up.

Let’s show our support and appreciation by making the Honey Badger meet up the best sales night of the year at Melbourne’s Central Lion Hotel.

So go to the Central Lion Saturday June 17th and party with the Badgers! Buy a pint for freeze peach! And pepe! Just don’t ask for a pint of covfefe, no one knows what that is.

Shadily my dudes.




Hannah Wallen
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Hannah Wallen

Hannah has witnessed women's use of criminal and family courts to abuse men in five different counties, and began writing after she saw one man's ordeal drag on for seven years, continuing even when authorities had substantial evidence that the accuser was gaming the system. She is the author of Breaking the Glasses, written from an anti-feminist perspective, with a focus on men's rights and sometimes social issues. Breaking the Glasses refers to breaking down the "ism" filters through which people view the world, replacing thought in terms of political rhetoric with an exploration of the human condition and human interactions without regard to dogmatic belief systems. She has a youtube channel (also called Breaking the Glasses), and has also written for A Voice For Men and Genderratic. Hannah's work can be supported at

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