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College “Fainting Couch” Feminism vs. “Freedom” Feminism – An Interview With Christina Hoff Sommers

[EDITED TRANSCRIPT, Click HERE for the podcast version] Two weeks ago I spoke on the phone with feminist, author and former academic Christina Hoff Sommers. At the time, I was concerned that the experiences I've had in the last year observing college culture have led to an overly hostile and simplistic view of both academia and feminism. I was hoping her perspective could provide some clarity and restore a sense of calm. I was quite frustrated about these issues as I began the interview, informing Christina I would like to discuss three of her books: Freedom Feminism, The War Against Boys, and Who Stole Feminism? Brett: Which of those have been set on fire? Christina: Someone on Tumblr burnt “The ...

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[PODCAST] #452: Christina Hoff Sommers – College “Fainting Couch” Feminism vs. “Freedom” Feminism

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." Discussion: - 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, ...

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[PODCAST] #446: Sex-Ed (Part 1) – Back To Biology Class?

Throughout 2016, our friend Julia Tourianski has been immersed in brain scans, controlled studies, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology. She recently produced a video called 50 REAL Differences Between Men & Women where she discusses her findings. For months we have talked about connecting this topic to the challenges students face in government school, including supposed achievement gaps, zero tolerance, at-risk students, socialization, higher education opportunities and absurd pseudo-scientific majors like Gender Studies. -discussion of Julia's Purposes -my purposes, School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys -Sex vs Gender distinction -discussion of Julia's methods and sources -impressions of Cordelia Fine and our SSP discussion on gender roles from 2010 -Behavior is never either nature or nurture. It is always a very ...

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