Men’s Rights Activists Battle ‘Misandry’ on College Campuses
Looks like the misogynists want to get them while they’re young. I won’t be surprised if they try to come up with a way to target high schools next. No surprised, that “A Voice For Male Students” appears to be connected to the infamous “A Voice For Men” anti feminist hate group. Arthur Goldwag reports on a new “MRA” propaganda tactic, or at least one I hadn’t heard about before.
Do American colleges demonize men?
On the political right in recent years, most institutions of higher learning have come to be widely seen as militant proponents of “political correctness” that flies in the face of truth and morality. Rick Santorum, for example, told conspiracist Glenn Beck during the 2012 presidential campaign that U.S. colleges are “indoctrination mills” where students are taught to discard their religions.
Now, that accusation is spreading to encompass colleges’ increasing efforts to protect women from sexual assault and harassment. Last summer Harold Pease, a political scientist and Tea Party supporter, said as much at his Liberty Under Fire blog. The indoctrination begins with freshman orientation, he wrote, when students are taught about the evils of the “rape culture,” among other things.
“At Hamilton College in New York, fall 2010,” Pease continued, citing an article in the conspiracy-minded John Birch Society publication The New American, “male students were required to attend a ‘She Fears You’ presentation to make them aware of the ‘rape culture’ of which they were allegedly a part and of the need to change their ‘rape supportive’ beliefs and attitudes.”
The alleged spread of this anti-male “rape culture” on college campuses is getting new attention from the political right. The most dramatic example of that may be the website A Voice for Male Students, founded by “men’s rights activist” (MRA) Jonathan Taylor. To Taylor, American colleges are key battlegrounds in the all-out war that feminism has allegedly been waging against boys and men since the mid-1970s — a war that Taylor says they appear to be winning.