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Wildrose on Campus fires communications director over 'feminism is cancer' email

Email sent on behalf of the University of Calgary Wildrose Campus groups was meant to advertise an event happening this week.

Equating feminism to a disease that threatens to pit cells against each other, multiplying uncontrollably into tumours .

It's not pretty. And after the Calgary Wildrose on Campus division sent an email reading: "You and I both know feminism is cancer," the conservative student group is apologizing.

A screen capture of the email being shared on social media was facing a firestorm on Twitter late Monday night. 

"We are very sorry for the comments that were made in an email sent out earlier today," read a statement on the group's Facebook. "The comments made do not reflect the opinions of the executive or the club, and thus, our director of communications has been fired."

According to VP external Keean Bexte , the communications director had only been with the club for a month.

The email was a promotion for the group's Wednesday screening of "The Red Pill," a documentary that studies the men's right movement through the eyes of a feminist, who soon begins to re-evaluate her preconceived notions of the movement.

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