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Video of the day: Christina Sommers on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ discussing the state of modern feminism – Publications – AEI

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AEI Video of the day: Christina Sommers on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ discussing the state of modern feminism  The video above shows AEI scholar and “Factual Feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers’ HBO top-of the show appearance on Friday’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher” where she discussed the state of modern feminism. Here are a few excerpts of Christina’s comments via Real Clear Politics: This is not what feminism is supposed to be. There are these professors and they pass along these messages that we’re all traumatized, we’re all fragile, we’re diminished under this patriarchal oppressive system. This is madness. American women, arguably, are among the freest, most self-determining in history… At the very moment where we have this opportunity for just profound equality with

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Video of the day: Christina Sommers on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ discussing the state of modern feminism

The video above shows AEI scholar and “Factual Feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers’ HBO top-of the show appearance on Friday’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher” where she discussed the state of modern feminism.

Here are a few excerpts of Christina’s comments via Real Clear Politics:

This is not what feminism is supposed to be. There are these professors and they pass along these messages that we’re all traumatized, we’re all fragile, we’re diminished under this patriarchal oppressive system. This is madness. American women, arguably, are among the freest, most self-determining in history…

At the very moment where we have this opportunity for just profound equality with men and to take on running the world with men, at that very moment we start giving — especially undergraduate women at the more elite colleges — them the message that they’re victims, they’re fragile, they need not equality from men, but protection from these toxic masculine hegemons…

I think men have privileges, but so do women. I think if you look at contemporary America what you see is a complicated mix of advantages and burdens for each sex. For example, women are far more privileged in the classroom. Young women and girls are far more privileged than boys. Boys are barely tolerated these days in many classrooms… A lot of schools of education are captive to these paranoid theories about toxic masculinity and they think that the slightest show of male bravado — so a little boy could be suspended because he bit a pop tart into the shape of a gun and he was thrown out of school.

Related: Report from Campus ReformChristina Hoff Sommers obliterates modern-day feminism — in one minute.”

Video of the day: Christina Sommers on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ discussing the state of modern feminism
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Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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