Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Feminism Gone Nuts

At Bucknell University, we see another example of feminism gone nuts. Dr. Mike Adams describes the situation:

On March 8, Bucknell's so-called Feminist Majority - along with groups like
the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, the Center for the Study of Race,
Gender, and Ethnicity, and the Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Awareness - paid $1,920 for a strip show at Bucknell.

Billed as a "celebration of whore culture" the show was euphemistically titled the "Sex Workers Art Show." It featured a group of hookers, phone sex operators, smut writers, porn stars, and one woman who appeared via her 24-hour porn website.

Yeesh. Take it to a strip club.

The campus's Conservatives Club was understandably vexed. However, more maddening was the response of Bucknell’s Women and Gender Studies Department to the Conservatives Club's previous overtures of joint sponsorship of a talk by Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers, author of “Who Stole Feminism?

From: (a member of Women's Studies faculty)

Subject: Re: BUCC Speakers 2004-2005

Dear Dominic,
The reasons behind our not wishing to co-sponsor the Hoff Sommers event are not only financial. Several of the members of the Board had serious concerns about the intellectual integrity of her work and did not think that the Program should endorse her talk.

Maybe we can work together in the future to find speakers we would both agree on.

(name withheld)

Since when do hookers and phone sex operators have more intellectual integrity than a well-recognized, New York Times best selling author with a PhD? Can there ever be agreement between campus conservatives who seek principled, serious, and educated speakers and a women's studies department gone off the rails, promoting the objectification of women? Sure. When little devils go ice skating right outside their front doors.


At 5/16/2006 11:41 AM, Blogger Paul Smith Jr. said...

I actually sponsored a talk by Sommers while I was in college. Nice lady. And, interestingly enough, fairly liberal, at least until she was roundly criticized on the Left for "Who Stole Feminism?". She may have moved right since she became yet another victim of the Left's intolerance of dissent.

I really don't get feminists celebrating stripping, etc. Isn't the objectification of women anti-feminist? (And just wrong, period.)

At 5/16/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

Yeah, the objectification of women IS anti-feminist, at least it was to the early true feminism of some of my heros.

In a strange way, though, the stripper thing makes some sense. If you peruse the women's studies textbooks out now, they are man-hating in the extreme, to the point that they strongly suggest lesbianism as an option. (Funny, that. I thought one was supposedly born gay or straight, so how could one CHOOSE lesbianism?) Maybe the hiring of strippers and porn stars was so that the man-hating feminists in the women's studies department could ogle these stripping women. Whadya think?


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