Saturday, April 26, 2008

Christina Hoff Sommers

Guys, get to know a feminist named Christina Hoff Sommers.

Don't worry, she's not the Donna "Tornado" Lopiano type.

Sommers is one of those normal feminists (the kind that simply want equality) that points out the harm radical feminists (the kind taking revenge on their evil male oppressors) have done.

She wrote The War Against Boys in 2001. You can get the book on Amazon here.

I remember reading about it while I worked in administration. She pointed out the very things that I was seeing first-hand on my 4th/5th grade campus.

You can read an article by the same title from the May 2000 Atlantic Monthly here.

She probably has to don a Kevlar vest whenever she attends conferences.

We've all seen what the radicals have done to athletics. If you're a regular reader, you know their next target is engineering.

Remember New Application for Title IX back in March?

Sommers had just written Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man? Yes, I joked that she should have paid more attention in high school health class. Sorry, but it was a line I just couldn't pass up.

Her latest article warns that applying Title IX to engineering (in the same way it's been applied to athletics) would be disastrous.

The Gender-Equity Hammer Comes Out

Title IX at the door

Women have surpassed men in most areas of education, but men continue to be more numerous in fields like math, physics, and engineering. For more than a decade, feminist groups have been lobbying Congress to address the problem of gender “injustice” in the laboratory. Their efforts are finally bearing fruit. Federal agencies are now poised to begin aggressive gender-equity reviews of math, science, and engineering programs. Groups like the National Organization for Women must be celebrating — but American scientists should brace themselves for the destructive tsunami headed their way.

Read the entire article here.

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