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Adventures in Feminism

Last week, I traveled up to Albany for the National Organization for Women’s 40th anniversary conference .  IWF commentary on the radical feminist shenanigans can be found here (including conference reports, op-eds, and podcasts.)
Here are a few quick feminism-in-higher-ed points of interest from the conference:
-There were not a lot of young people at the conference, but there was a disturbing trend among the young women in attendance: every sentence seemed to begin with “In my women’s studies class…,” then they would repeat some feminist talking point they picked up in college, as if they’d been brainwashed by the coursework.  There was also a big push among these people to bring women’s studies classes to high schools.
-A male presenter said he applied to law school as “a radical lesbian trapped in a man’s body.”  It’s straight out of a Mike Adams’ column, but it’s real.  Tthe law school had enough sense to reject his application. 
-Not surprisingly, multiple presenters bashed former Harvard president Larry Summers.  A 40th anniversary video even announced the goal that someday “1/2 the professors in math and science will be women.”

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