Gavin McInnes

Canadian writer Gavin McInnes

Gavin Miles McInnes is a Canadian-American writer, musician, and comedian. Referred to as "the Godfather of hipsterdom" and one of the "primary architects of hipsterdom" McInnes is often credited with starting the contemporary hipster movement, mostly via Vice Magazine’s “DOs & DON’Ts” column.
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Birthday
17 July 1970
home town
England

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Anti-Muslim Hate Marches Across U.S. Draw Violence, Arrests
Huffington Post - 9 months
Hate marches that took place across the U.S. drew violence between white supremacists and counterprotesters on Saturday, leading to several arrests. The “March Against Sharia” took place in cities including St. Paul, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, and New York City. The marches attracted Islamophobic hate group members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists ― all to rally against the completely nonexistent threat of Sharia law in the U.S. The rallies were spearheaded by Act for America, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Muslim hate group. It was organized by neo-Nazi Billy Roper. In Seattle, fights broke out between hate group members and anti-fascists ― or Antifa ― supporters.  ANTIFA JUST BEATDOWN A TRUMP SUPPORTER. HUGE WILD BRAWL. BATTLE IN SEATTLE!!!! pic.twitter.com/X4NHVlSeJe — Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) June 10, 2017 Seattle police deployed pepper spray on both parties and made several arrests. POLICE PEPPERSPRAY EVERY...
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Eleven arrested during protest against conservative comedian at NYU
Yahoo News - about 1 year
A group that organized the protest against Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes said he was known for using incendiary language, according to local media. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal mischief after they were taken into custody during a demonstration against McInnes, who made an appearance at the university late on Thursday, a New York City Police Department spokesman said. Protesters scuffled with police officers and McInnes supporters outside the university's student center in New York City, where he was invited to speak by NYU College Republicans, local media reported.
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The Dos And Don't of Launching a Feminist Site: An Homage to <i>Vice</i>s Broadly
Huffington Post - over 2 years
I've been a VICE-loving broad since I was about 13 -- so at the just-ripe age of 32 you could call me a devotee. As a buck-toothed, flat-chested, polyester-golf-pant wearing teenager, I was all about embracing the Other. And in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (a semi rural outpost of Princeton), the Other was largely about looking and behaving like you weren't supposed to. Especially as a girl. In particular, this meant being loud, vulgar and unapologetically weird. Being shunned and snickered at by the proverbial cool kids -- well-coiffed, well-muscled, and well-aligned -- felt like a small but potent choice. I think at that age, one's identity is often solely defined by what you didn't want to be--it was less about choosing what you were and more about rejecting what was offered. For me, VICE felt like this green -- if fetid -- hill where people did and said whatever they wanted. They were living Gonzo journalism -- thrusting their necks and d*cks out into the world without apol...
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Most Women Work Because They Have To
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Last week, Vice co-founder and conservative jerk Gavin McInnes threw a sexist temper tantrum on HuffPo Live, insisting that ambitious women are mostly lying to themselves and would prefer to be home, serving their manly men who go out in the world. "Women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable," he railed, claiming "studies" show that feminism makes women unhappy. "They're not happy in the work force, for the most part." Though it's tempting to just laugh him off, a couple of brave souls squelched that urge and instead pointed out a major flaw in his argument. McInnes assumes that women work because "women are forced to pretend to be men," but as Matt Bruenig and Elizabeth Stoker at Salon explain, most women, married or not, work because of this thing we call "money," which they need:
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Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Launches Expletive-Laden Tirade About Women In The Workplace (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A HuffPost Live conversation about the contemporary meaning of masculinity crossed the line into hostile territory when Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes lashed out at a female panelist and called her a "f**king idiot." McInnes joined a discussion about the changing definition of what it means to be a man and spoke about the importance of an innate toughness within all men. When host Ricky Camilleri pointed out that women often "embrace toughness" and are the primary breadwinners in their homes, McInnes asserted that the majority of women don't actually want to attain power the way men do: Women are forced to pretend to be men. They're feigning this toughness. They're miserable. Study after study has shown that feminism has made women less happy. They're not happy in the work force, for the most part. I would guess 7 percent [of women] like not having kids, they want to be CEOs, they like staying at the office all night working on a proposal, and all power to them. But by enforcing th...
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Selling Victimhood (Sunday at 10PM ET on FNC)
Fox Business News - over 4 years
Are you a victim? I'm a stutterer. Had today's disability laws existed when I began working, I wonder if I would have overcome my speech problem, or just given up and collected a government check. Government assistance is supposed to help people in need. But that's not what usually happens. Government assistance creates more victims. VICTIM TV: I won 19 Emmy awards for exposing sleazy companies. The public should be warned about scams, but the media always goes overboard. Gavin McInnes, columnist for Taki's Magazine, hates the media hype. However, former teacher Jedediah Bila says the media has done the right thing in raising awareness of bullying. MINIMUM WAGE: $7.25 an hour is the current federal minimum wage. California just raised its state minimum wage to $10 an hour, and most people around me in NYC say, "that's not enough! It's not a living wage!" Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Institute, says this is a foolish way to think - a minimum wage takes jobs away from ...
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Patton Oswalt: A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling and Rape Jokes
Huffington Post - over 4 years
1. Thievery "Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing, God knows, but a little spread over all your scruples is an absolute necessity!" -- Glen Bateman, in Stephen King's The Stand It's not the thievery. It's the goddamned theorizing. When I started doing comedy - back in 1988 - I did a joke one night, at an unpaid open mike, that killed. It killed. I wasn't used to having anything in my set, in those first few months of shows, get any response from an audience other than a hard blink and an impatient sigh. There's a dopamine rush, for a comedian, when you cobble a thought out of thin air, when you arrange words not as a sentence but suddenly, as a joke. A for-real, plucked-from-your-skull joke. Something you created which, when you reach the part you want the audience to laugh at? And then...holy shit! They actually laugh? That's the spike in the vein that sets the compass for your life. Well, I'd gotten a taste. I wanted more. ...
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[VIDEO] Teens, Young Adults Tell Parents What's What
East Greenwich Patch - about 5 years
The lucky people who attended Monday night's joint presentation by Bob Houghtaling's TLC group and volunteers from the Teen Center got the yin and yang of the teen experience. It was impressive. The Teen Leadership Consortium (otherwise known as the TLC) got the evening rolling by breaking into three different groups, with TLC members sitting in with each group directing the discussion in three areas: school stress, social media, and communication.  The idea came out of a TLC meeting earlier in the fall, when several students talked about the expectations they feel from school, their parents, and even themselves. Monday night's event was a chance to do just that – to try to talk to parents as a group directly and let them know how it feels to be a teenager in 2012. The teenagers were remarkably open and surprisingly supportive of parents' attempts to wean their kids off social media, for instance.  "It's going to be a struggle, but it's worth it, it's definitely worth it,...
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Understanding Hipster Racism: Lester Bangs' 1979 "White Noise Supremacists"
Color Lines - almost 6 years
Lindy West's piece at Jezebel this week, "A Complete Guide To Hipster Racism," has been blowing up my Facebook wall (and probably yours too) for good reason. As justice-minded folks have critiqued HBO's 'Girls' for its lily-white representation of New York City, the pushback to the pushback has gotten ugly fast -- whether it's show story editor Lesley Arfin making jokes about Precious, or Vice founder (and old-school hipster racist) Gavin McInnes knowingly throwing the word 'lynching' around. At the core of every statement defending the whiteness of 'Girls,' and the 'ironically' racist jokes that accompany it, is the argument that only bad people are susceptible to racism, so therefore it's okay for us good people to pretend to be racist, for comedy's sake. Anyone who doesn't like it is the real racist. There's a bunch wrong with this argument, both in terms of logic and basic decency, and West does an excellent job of debunking it piece by piece. But why is ...
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Gavin McInnes Wrecks Car, ‘Loses’ Best Friend in An Attempt to Win Back Dignity After Observer Punking (Video)
Fay Observer Blogs - almost 6 years
Nice try, Captain. Still smarting from last week, recent New York Observer punkee and How to Piss in Public author <a class="fplink fp-446339" href="/Gavin+Mcinnes+1">Gavin McInnes</a> announced that he had gotten into a horrible car accident on the last leg of his FTW tour. His friend Steve (???) was in the car. Luckily, no one was hurt, though the footage looked gruesome. By the way, this is what happens when you call a journalist "a Socialite reporter" and "a fucking bitch." (How dare anyone accuse us of being mere socialite writers! Also, don't copy and paste entire articles from other publications on your site...what are you, The Huffington Post?) We wouldn't usually make light of a situation as scary as this, except that Mr. McInnes seemed to have no moral dilemma doing so himself...going so far as to have a hidden camera capture his apology to Steve, who doesn't accept and instead freaks out on the Vice founder. Of course, none of it was real. The accident, origina...
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Grub Street: Gavin McInnes Goes Out Drinking With Ann Coulter, Makes Wolverine-Shaped Pancakes for His Kids
The Brooklyn Paper - about 6 years
McInnes digs in at Mile End. It’s Fashion Week, and even though you won’t see Vice co-founder (and progenitor of its Dos &amp; Don’ts column) at any of the shows, he …
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The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader - Chicago Reader
Google News - over 6 years
That&#39;s the place I went almost every time Vice magazine cofounder Gavin McInnes opened his mouth last weekend. McInnes was the unofficial guest of honor at a party thrown by Vice&#39;s Chicago-based PR agency, Biz 3, at Sonotheque on Friday
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Giving Offence - Walrus Magazine
Google News - over 6 years
For me and hundreds of thousands of others my age (I&#39;m in my mid-twenties), this was Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice, a monthly magazine that was started in Montreal in 1994. His street fashion column, Dos and Don&#39;ts, turned us off Birkenstocks and
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Call Sheet #41: Audi's Aggressive Display, Bill Dispute Leads to Fire ... - BizBash
Google News - over 6 years
Also in AdWeek&#39;s special report: a Q&amp;A with Vice magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes, now creative director of a small agency that produces &quot;gonzo comedy clips (think Jackass meets Banksy) that happen to be branded.&quot; His outlook: &quot;The whole business plan
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  • 1970
    Born
    Born on July 17, 1970.
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