Lauren Cherie Southern (born June 15, 1995, 21 years old), is a Canadian libertarian activist, political commentator, and writer for The Rebel Media, a Conadian online media company. In 2015, she was a candidate in the Canadian Federal Election representing the Libertarian Party of Canada. Party officials suspended Southern's campaign over controversal issues, but she was reinstated after public outcry. Southern studies Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley. She was born in Surrey, British Columbia and is currently a resident of Langley.
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In June 2015, her Rebel TV cameraman was shoved at the SlutWalk in Vancouver and her protest sign "There Is No Rape Culture In The West" was torn up while reporting on the event. In March 2016 a protester in Vancouver poured a container of liquid assumed to be urine over Southern's head while she spoke with other protesters at rally in Vancouver. The incident apparen tly resulted from statements Southern made about there being "only two genders." In 2016, Southern's Facebook account was allegedly blocked after she criticized Facebook policies. Southern initiated "The Triggering" whereby every March 9, the day after International Woman's Day, Twitter users post content deemed taboo in defense of free speech. She has expressed advocacy for the alt-right.
|[hide]Canadian federal election, 2015: Langley—Aldergrove|
|New Democratic||Margot Sangster||7,490||12.5||-6.85||–|
|Green||Simmi Kaur Dhillon||2,644||4.4||-0.86||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||59,896||100.0||$216,042.49|
|Total rejected ballots||204||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- Feminism Discussion with TheNewKid & LaurenSouthern
- Feminism Discussion Part 1
- An "Ignorant Jerk's" Response to Mark Ruffalo
- Women Reveal "Sexist" Job Questions?
- "You Can't Have A Slut Walk In A Real Rape Culture"
- What Really Happened At The Vancouver Slut Walk
- Feminism in One Word - Thorium Video
- A Conversation With A Cab Driver
- Ryan Jesperson Show "Does Rape Culture Exist" Debate
- Conversation With A Trans MRA
- SJW Starter Pack
- Women's Studies - Update
- The First Rule of Women's Studies Is.....
- Conversation with George Lawlor on Consent Lessons and Free Speech
- Women's Studies - Do Feminists Hate Men?
- Trent Students Don't Know the Definition of Violence
- FreedomOfTweets The Gregory Alan Elliot Campaign
- CANADIAN TRIGGER WARNING HOTLINE REFUSES TO AID TRIGGERED WOMAN
- SFU "Sweater Day" Video Triggers Students
- I Stand With Hillary
- SJW BERATES LYFT DRIVER
- "It's my birthday. All I ask is that you include pictures of cute animals in any tweet you send me. That includes hate mail.". Twitter.com. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Lauren Southern". Libertarian.ca.
- "Lauren Southern - The Rebel". Therebel.media. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Meet the Canadian college student who's about to be the next enemy of the feminist movement". The Daily Dot. Kabas, Marisa (June 15, 2015).
- "Lauren Southern". The Rebel. therebel.media.
- "Lauren Southern, 'Anti-Feminist,' Reinstated as Libertarian Candidate". Breitbart News Network. Bokhari, Allum (July 9, 2015).
- "Lauren Southern | Libertarian Party of Canada | Home". Libertarian.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Internet Jerks Pledge to Make Internet Even Worse in #TheTriggering". TheMarySue. Retrieved 2016-09-03. Lachenal, Jessica (2016-03-09).
- ""There Is No Rape Culture in the West"". TheRebel. Retrieved 2016-09-03. Southern, Lauren (2015-06-09).
- "Activist accused of pouring bottle of urine on Rebel reporter during 'anti-fascist' rally in Vancouver". National Post. Retrieved 2016-05-21. Raptis, Mike (2016-03-07).
- "Protester pours urine on journalist for 'hateful' comments". Yahoo7. Retrieved 2016-05-21. Christian, Natasha (2016-03-08).
- Trump supporter BLOCKED by Facebook for complaining about site's censorship of right-wing activists By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER, PUBLISHED: 15:33, 22 May 2016
- "The Troll Booth". WSJ.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03. Taranto, James (2016-05-23).
- "The Triggering: A powerful defence of free speech against the professionally offended". Retrieved 29 July 2016. Southern, Lauren (10 March 2016).
- "The alt-right, explained in its own words". washingtonpost.com.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Langley—Aldergrove, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates