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A Good Example of People Not Believing Their Own Rhetoric

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If Prof. Suzanna Danuta Walters didn’t exist, Jordan Peterson would have to invent her. (Or rather, the kind of fictional nemesis Jordan Peterson’s critics attribute to him, actually is real: it’s this lady. Seriously, look at her list of publications.) In a Washington Post op ed titled, “Why can’t we hate men?” she writes: Women are underrepresented in higher-wage jobs, local and federal government, business, educational leadership, etc.; wage inequality continues to permeate every economy and almost every industry; women continue to provide far higher rates of unpaid labor in the home (e.g., child care, elder care, care for disabled individuals, housework and food provision); women have less access to education, particularly at the higher levels; women have

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If Prof. Suzanna Danuta Walters didn’t exist, Jordan Peterson would have to invent her. (Or rather, the kind of fictional nemesis Jordan Peterson’s critics attribute to him, actually is real: it’s this lady. Seriously, look at her list of publications.)

In a Washington Post op ed titled, “Why can’t we hate men?” she writes:

Women are underrepresented in higher-wage jobs, local and federal government, business, educational leadership, etc.; wage inequality continues to permeate every economy and almost every industry; women continue to provide far higher rates of unpaid labor in the home (e.g., child care, elder care, care for disabled individuals, housework and food provision); women have less access to education, particularly at the higher levels; women have lower rates of property ownership.

And then she concludes:

So men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down. Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won’t be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. #BecausePatriarchy. It is long past time to play hard for Team Feminism. And win.

I looked at several of her photos and I’m pretty sure Walters is white and grew up in the United States. (She got her degree from CUNY.) So why couldn’t an educated woman from Ghana ask Walters to resign from her position at Northeastern and as a journal editor, to give more opportunity to people of color who have been victimized by colonialism? I mean, Trump got elected on Walters’ watch; she’s not exactly lighting it up.

Robert Murphy
Christian, Austrian economist, and libertarian theorist. Research Prof at Texas Tech and author of *Choice*. Paul Krugman's worst nightmare.

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