What a lonely job, working the phones at a college rape centre. Day after day, you wait for the casualties to show up from the campus rape epidemic. You wait and wait but hardly any victims ever show up.
Pretty funny, eh? That’s the provocative idea which introduces Heather McDonald’s chapter on the campus rape myth from her new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine our Culture.
It’s typical punchy stuff from a woman who has had long, impressive career as a writer and commentator. Heather McDonald is currently a contributing editor to City Journal and a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She’s an outspoken commentator, for instance taking on lies in the ‘black lives matter’ narrative when speaking out about criminal justice reform and race relations, immigration and policing.
I was delighted to talk to her this week, particularly about her strong views on gender politics and the universities, an area where we have had remarkably similar experiences and similar concerns. Experiences like facing a howling mob of protesters at a university campus. My regular viewers will know the riot squad was brought in last year at Sydney university to remove violent protesters blocking my audience from reaching the venue where I was supposed to be talking about the fake rape crisis. Heather was prevented from giving a talk about racial issues at Clairmont University – she ended up speaking to an empty room while the police protected her from the baying mob.
I’m very alarmed about the grip of the campus rape myth in Australia and thought it was timely to have Heather McDonald explain how this manufactured feminist scare campaign was used in her country to bully politicians into setting up tribunals where so many young men were falsely accused and thrown out of their universities – with dire consequences for the higher education sector, particularly when so many successfully sued over the failure of the colleges to protect their legal rights.
This is exactly what’s now happening in Australia – which is why I wanted Heather to show where we are heading and reveal the dire consequences for male students if we fail to stand up to this orchestrated campaign.
I’m sure you will be impressed by Heather McDonald’s passionate, articulate discussion of this important issue. Please help circulate my YouTube video – and read Heather’s book. Her detailed description of the armies of diversity bureaucrats now running American colleges will send shivers down your spine.
I’m really concerned that feminist campaigners are winning round after round in this battle. Look at our Deputy Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek’s promise to remove funding from universities which fail to promote the rape crisis, or the Union of Students promise to provide funding for activists opposing my talks on campus. Most recently we have seen our notorious feminist domestic violence organisation, OurWatch, in league with the universities to promote this nonsense.
We need to get active on this issue. Write to your MP’s, contact people you know in universities, talk to students, write comments on online newspapers, contact editors over articles promoting the rape crisis. The silent majority needs to step up and make their voices heard.