Ep. 452: Christina Hoff Sommers – College "Fainting Couch" Feminism vs. "Freedom" Feminism


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This episode is a supplement to our current "Sex-Ed" series. Christina Hoff Sommers is a former p…

This episode is a supplement to our current "Sex-Ed" series. Christina Hoff Sommers is a former philosophy professor who now works as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of several books including Who Stole Feminism, The War Against Boys, and Freedom Feminism. She has a YouTube channel called "The Factual Feminist."

– I think the experiences I’ve had in the last year or so have led to an overly hostile and simplistic view of both academia and feminism.
-It’s not feminism and it’s not academia. The problem is where these two worlds collide – academic authoritarianism
– What is feminism to Christina?
– Responsibility for uncomfortable emotions
– The human need for safety, tragically expressed
– 3 decades of specious research coming out of gender studies?
they believe they are objective, any dissent is the ideology
– Tragedy Collecting: how the culture or environment of academia contributes to this problem
– The war Against Boys – pathologizing boy behavior – school creates problems
– Are children generally hurt by gendered play

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