Tag Archives: Cathy Young

Cathy Young: Rape Culture in the West is as Real as ‘Witchcraft in Salem’

“…[O]ne of the things about this rape culture ideology is this argument that constantly gets made: that by questioning the existence of a rape culture, you are perpetuating rape culture.” Continue reading

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Feminists treat men badly. It’s bad for feminism.

“Male faults are stated as sweeping condemnations; objecting to such generalizations is taken as a sign of complicity. Meanwhile, similar indictments of women would be considered grossly misogynistic.” Continue reading

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Campus Sexual Assault and a Modern “Crucible”

eplace “fear of the supernatural” with “fear of the hidden demons of patriarchal oppression,” and you have today’s American campus. 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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Sorry, Emma Watson, but HeForShe Is Rotten for Men

“…[U]nfortunately, feminism in its present form has too often ignored sexist biases against males, and sometimes has actively contributed to them. Until that changes, the movement for gender equality will be incomplete.” Continue reading

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The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

“Traditional stereotypes have led to double standards that often cause women’s violence—especially against men—to be trivialized.” Continue reading

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“Affirmative Consent”: The Sex Police on the Defensive

“The problem is that the “affirmative consent” message is currently being preached through both practical and moral intimidation: the fear of penalties and the fear that you may become an accidental rapist.” Continue reading

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From Toxic Misogyny to Toxic Feminism

“A common theme of #YesAllWomen is that our culture promotes the notion that women owe men sex and encourages male violence in response to female rejection. (It does? One could much more plausibly argue that our culture promotes the notion that men must “earn” sex from women and treats the rejected male as a pathetic figure of fun.) ” Continue reading

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