Speakers corner, Hyde Park
American tourists visit Speakers corner to hear the English eccentric in full flow. Anyone can go there and spout whatever they wish. Generally the loudest voices and the most extreme views hold the day.
Yesterday they had the opportunity to hear about men's rights. The great thing about this subject is that people think it is more controversial than it is. Therefore- as soon as a man stands up to speak he will receive an audience. People do not go there to hear reasoned argument- they come for the flame wars!
There were three of us in the group, although I was the only one who spoke.
There is no better (or cheaper) assertiveness training in the world! It is also the most fantastic fun!
These were great guys and I hope they will be a nucleus of a future London based group. I have not been as hopeful as this for many years.