Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Unlearning" Liberty

"Reviewing the charges of sexual harassment underlying the Title IX complaint by a group of Yale students and alumnae, I can’t find feminism – at least, not if feminism includes independence, liberty and power for women. Instead I find femininity: the assumption that women are incapable of fending for themselves in the marketplace of epithets or ideas, the belief that women are rendered helpless by misogynist speech and the sexist tantrums of their male peers."

How feminists helped students to ‘unlearn’ liberty | Wendy Kaminer | spiked

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