Feminists often quote statistics about the under-representation of women in certain occupations as “conclusive proof” of sexism. They don’t need to rely on specific evidence in individual cases. However, when confronted with statistics showing that the vast majority of abortions are performed on blacks and Hispanics, they remain mute. Surely they know that most people in this country are white. And Planned Parenthood will play a much larger role in keeping it that way than the Ku Klux Klan.
Genocide is a terrible thing to most feminists. But the loss of reproductive choice is even worse.
8. Feminists generally lack the courage to act as individuals.
My first college free speech controversy (way back in 1997) involved a business professor who tried to stop the student newspaper from publishing a column called the “sexual horoscopes.” He claimed that the column was “indecent.” Then he tried to set up a panel to filter “indecent” material before the student paper went to press. I took him on in front of the Faculty Senate and won. In fact, I won big.
But before I won there was a vigorous debate on the Faculty Senate mailing list. It went on for days before someone made the observation that all of the participants in the debate were males. A few days later, a feminist group published a joint response signed by two dozen feminists.
I saw the significance of this pattern immediately. The men all had individual opinions. The feminists all had the same opinion. The men embraced individualism. The feminists embraced collectivism.
After I published my first installment of this series a funny thing happened – or didn’t happen, I should say. I didn’t get a single hate mail from a feminist reader. But somewhere in a women’s center over mocha java and pound cake, they are working on a joint statement condemning me for criticizing feminism.
But that’s okay. By the time they’re done, you’ll be reading Part III.