Category Archives: Feminism

The war on rape: the logic of the lynch mob returns

“Wars on rape have been declared before, and often for deeply reactionary reasons, having the effect of harming society rather than helping women.” Continue reading

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Guest Commentary of the Year: A Better Feminism for 2015

“Former Jezebel editor Lindy West has argued that such “men’s rights” problems as unequal treatment of fathers in family courts or bias against male domestic violence victims are rooted in patriarchy and that feminism is already addressing them. Unfortunately, facts say otherwise.” Continue reading

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The Year the Crusade Against ‘Rape Culture’ Stumbled

“Will 2015 see a pushback against the anti-“rape culture” movement on campus? If so, good. This is a movement that has capitalized on laudable sympathy for victims of sexual assault to promote gender warfare, misinformation and moral panic. It’s time for a reassessment.” Continue reading

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A rape epidemic — by women?

“If the CDC figures are to be taken at face value, then we must also conclude that, far from being a product of patriarchal violence against women, “rape culture” is a two-way street, with plenty of female perpetrators and male victims.” Continue reading

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Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?

What women will find out, if salary secrecy is banned, is that they make more than some men, and some men make less than some other men — all doing the exact same work right next to each other, elbow to elbow. Continue reading

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U.S. Colleges’ Sexual Assault Crusade

“Why then if an undergraduate is accused of sexual assault or rape — heinous crimes for which the criminal justice system can send the convicted to jail for many years — do colleges and universities routinely convene committees of professors, students, and administrators to investigate, judge, and punish?” Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is widely promoted but won’t achieve much

You could argue, reflecting on President Obama’s approach, that the promoters of Walk a Mile protect women’s image in the way that conservative patriots protect America’s image as morally superior to other nations. Continue reading

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