Category Archives: Gender Politics

The Unbearable Lightness of Mattress Feminism

“After an allegedly brutal attack, she refused to press criminal charges, saying it would be “too draining”—strange, given that she had the raw and obsessive energy to cart a mattress around all day for two semesters—and sent intimate and cutesy texts to Paul Nungesser, the young man she accused, in the months following the alleged assault.” Continue reading

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College feminists once again making men the guardians of female safety

“Now someone who asks a male if he has a condom, who conspires with him to have sex, who announces to a friend that she intends to have sex, who voluntarily goes to his dorm room in order to have sex, who has sex through no coercion or force on the male’s part, is as voluntary and responsible an agent in that sex act as the male.

Any male on the receiving end of such behavior is going to rightly assume that he is facing a willing and consenting partner. And yet Occidental, under investigation from the Obama administration for ignoring sexual violence (a baseless charge), found John guilty of assault and expelled him.” Continue reading

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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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Pushing white guys rightward on the political spectrum

Men feel too intimated to publicly protest liberals’ and Democrats’ antimale sexism. They give the impression that all is well with them — until they protest in the voting booth. 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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