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The malevolent influence of Women’s Studies

 

I’ve long admired the way Mark Latham is speaking out about men’s issues, particularly exposing the distorted statistics aimed at giving the impression that we face an epidemic of domestic violence. He managed to extract data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that only 1.06 per cent of women are actually physically abused by their partners each year – a statistic which the Bureau never willingly promotes. Here’s my article which talks about the lies being promoted about domestic violence.

I’m now one of Mark Latham’s Outsiders, joining the group of people helping him promote views which rarely get a proper hearing in Australia. I’ll be regularly taking part in his weekly Facebook live screening – on Wednesday nights from 8-9 pm. In the first three weeks this show has been running it has attracted over a million video views.

I’m also regularly posting information about men’s issues on his new website. This is a great opportunity to start a public dialogue about the many issues impacting so negatively on the lives of men and boys in this country. You’ll see the latest news I have posted about screenings of The Red Pill which we have organised – many of which sold out after the extraordinary decision by Dendy Cinemas to cancel our first show.

There’s also exciting news about the International Men’s Issues Conference on the Gold Coast in June. It looks like we will have Cassie Jaye and hopefully Karen Straughan and Janice Fiamengo all travelling to Sydney for numerous media appearances. Plus the conference will provide opportunities for us all to plan real action for putting men’s issues onto the public agenda in the years to come.

If you don’t know Karen Straughan she is one of the key women involved in the men’s rights movement. She write regular blogs as GirlWritesWhat and has more than 67,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, and her 2011 vlog on “Feminism and the Disposable Male” has been watched more than a million times. By day, she is a 41-year-old divorced waitress and mother of three.

Look at her latest video in which she discussing MGTOW … and talks about coming to Australia.

My latest Latham post is about Women’s Studies in universities and the divisive role it is playing in our society. My feeling is that if we want to improve the lives of men and boys in this country, if we want to break down the growing mistrust between men and women, then we need to do something about the misinformation and anti-male propaganda taught in these courses.

It’s about time people here started to get the courage to speak out about what is going on in our universities. Across the world there are eminent women, leading academics exposing the biased claptrap being taught in such courses. Here’s Christina Hof Sommers, former philosophy professor and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, speaking to Scott London about the influence of Women’s Study courses.

“Well, I do worry about a new generation of feminists who have been given a lot of misinformation. They are on every college campus and are now out in the community. Maybe ten percent of 18-24 year old women are very angry people, intoxicated with hatred, believing that maleness is synonymous with violence. Now, this is not true, but they have been fed these statistics.” Hof Sommers says adding that dangerous misinformation given out in women’s studies courses is repeated and reinforced in textbooks, popular texts, newspapers, social media.

Here is Hof Sommers writing in Time magazine about popular myths promoted in women’s studies courses.

Janice Fiamengo, who is speaking at the International Men’s Issues Conference (ICMI), is a professor of English at Ottawa university. Fiamengo argues that Women’s Studies programs have no more place at a university than voodoo or yogic flying because these courses are not about knowledge. They are about theories of oppression and resistance, often promoting a range of different kinds of feminist, Marxist, queer, post-colonial, eco-critical and other theories which are never up for debate but presented as essential truths.

Women’s Studies has devolved into an intellectually incoherent and dishonest discipline replacing a callow set of slogans for real thought, says Fiamengo. It’s man-hating, anti-Western and fundamentally illiberal. Here is Fiamengo speaking on “What’s Wrong with Women’s Studies”.

Yet it is possible to fight back against this nonsense. In 2012 a Norwegian Gender Institute was closed down after Norwegian state television broadcast a documentary in which the unscientific character of the institute and its ideological, non evidence-based research was exposed. See Nordic countries defund gender ideology.

So if we are going to start to tackle this issue in Australia how about we start with some naming and shaming? Exposing what these feminist academics are teaching in Australian Women’s Studies courses? Or gender studies courses – don’t be fooled by the change of title. The name change is just a sneaky move pretending these courses offer a broader view of gender issues – the reality is these courses are dominated entirely by feminist theory.

Overseas there have been a bunch of students now videotaping and exposing the contents of these courses. Take a look at Canadian activist Lauren Southern who, back in 2015, deliberately enrolled in a women’s studies course to examine what was being taught. Here’s a brief extract from one of the podcasts she made about the course and some of her related activities.

Ok people. Now’s your chance to get involved. We want people attending such courses to send in brief videos giving choice examples of the nonsense being taught. We’ll post some of these on the Outsider’s website and include some in upcoming shows. Please give us the names of the lecturers and the universities. We’d like videos showing and recording material in the lectures or tutorials and you can also just talk about the contents as Southern has done, if you prefer.

University authorities across the country are targeting young male students who get into trouble for singing bawdy songs or behaving in ways the feminists find offensive. Let’s see how the universities react when the intellectually dishonest, dangerous nonsense they are teaching in Women’s Studies starts to be exposed.

 

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