Men's rights group cancels Kenosha meet up

Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 23:50:46-05

KENOSHA -- A controversial men's rights group pulls the plug on a meet up event at a recognizable Kenosha establishment.

The Brat Stop's General Manager has a message for the group.

"It says hatemongers not welcome," said Nick Klein.

The Brat Stop was listed on the Return of Kings blog as a secret location for Saturday's worldwide international meet up.  The anti-feminist group was planning the event so like-minded men could interact. The meetings were intended to be secret, but the blogger received so much attention Wednesday he cancelled 163 meet ups spanning 40 countries.

The group believes in neo-masculinity. The blog says they're exclusive to heterosexual, masculine men. They believe a woman's value depends on her fertility and beauty.

"I believe that all this good that we're doing during the day will really outshine and keep the evil away from showing up later in the day," said Klein.

The Brat Stop expects up to 1000 people Saturday for a polar plunge planned in the parking lot. City leaders believe the location might have been chosen because the Polar Plunge would have made it difficult to find the people involved with the group or because of its proximity to the interstate.

The blogger said he cancelled the event because he heard about organized protests.