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How To Misreport A Rape Prevalence Study, National Review Style

Katherine Connell in the National Review writes: In its definition of rape, the CDC’s “National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence” survey includes sex that occurred when the victim was drunk or high, regardless of whether she was incapacitated or unable … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, Plus Should Firefighters Carry Or Drag

Last week, President Obama awarded a whole bunch of people, including Gloria Steinem, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Cathy Young is unhappy with this development, because Steinem, Cathy says, represents the very worst of feminism. What’s most striking about Cathy’s … Continue reading

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The Intellectual Space to Be Anti-Male Is Necessary and Desirable

In a couple of posts in January, I touched on the topic of “male-bashing.” “Male-bashing” is an inaccurate phrase, since — as Hugo says — words are not fists. (And see this post by Mandolin, as well.) But in general, … Continue reading

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Response to Christina Hoff Sommers, part 3: Truths and Lies

In a speech, self-described “conservative feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers said: Let me turn to my second major objection to contemporary feminism: its reckless disregard for the truth. In doing research for my books, I looked carefully at some standard feminist … Continue reading

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Cathy Young responds to me regarding feminist hatred of men

I was thrown off my horse by strep throat, but I am planning to continue my series responding to Christina Hoff Sommers. First, however: Over at The Y Files, columnist Cathy Young responds to part two of my series. Cathy … Continue reading

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Response to Christina Hoff Sommers, Part 2: Do Feminists Hate Men?

Self-described “conservative feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers delivered a speech outlining her primary objects to contemporary feminism. Item one: “Today’s movement takes a very dim view of men.”
And here is the problem with the play and with the gender feminist* philosophy that informs it: Most men are not brutes. They are not oppressors. Yes, there are [...] Continue reading

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Response to Christina Hoff Sommers, part 1: Ovulars instead of Seminars?

Christina Hoff Sommers criticizes feminist professors for using the made-up word “ovulars” — but in the last quarter-century, practically the only person who’s used the word is… Christina Hoff Sommers. Continue reading

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Anorexia Nervosa, Obesity, Moral Panic and Christina Hoff Sommers

Jill and Piny both have good posts at Feministe regarding Anorexia Nervosa. My favorite quote is from Jill’s post: And as for denial, on a most basic level, fuck that. Sorry, but why are the values of self-sacrifice only brought … Continue reading

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Oppressed by the Vagina Monologues

Via Redneck Feminist, an amusing article in Reason considers the right-wing horror of Eve Ensler’s much-criticized play. Meet the put-upon conservative coed, the prototype pushed by conservative feminists to demonstrate liberal bias on college campuses. We’ll call her Claire. Claire … Continue reading

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Why don't they give up on attacking Koss already?

In the comments to an earlier thread, Mousehounde wrote: As to the topic: I do not understand the fixation on trying to discredit Koss’ study. What difference does it make if the rate is not 1 in 4? So what … Continue reading

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