Saturday, February 06, 2010

A Feminist Whopper Exposed

This is a bit of an oldy, as in "old hat", but I'm sure it is new to a lot of people. It concerns a big feminist fraud of the 1990s, namely, the Sorrows of the Suffering Schoolgirls.

Said myth was propagated largely by the academic feminist Carol Gilligan, who deserves to be sewn into the same bag with a couple of other big-name feminist liars: Lenore Weitzman (who lied about the female divorce experience and got some landmark anti-male legislation passed), and Lenore Walker (who authored a shameless propaganda tract in 1979 called "The Battered Woman", which almost singlehandedly kicked DV hysteria into overdrive and launched the DV industry as we know it today. )

The PDF to which I am directing you was written by a University of Alaska psychology professor, and it debunks a widely circulated report by the AAUW (a feminist group) that was promoting Gilligan's findings. The debunking happened in 1998, so it is old stuff. But feminist use of the Big Lie is timeless, and so a timely reminder of their methods is surely all to the good, since I really, really doubt that the feminist leopard has changed its spots.

A brief excerpt follows:
"Women's advocacy groups have waged an intense media campaign to promote the idea that the 'schools shortchange girls. ' Their goal is to intensify the image of women as 'victims' deserving special treatment and policy attention. Their sophisticated public relations campaign has succeeded. The idea that girls are victimized by the schools has become the common wisdom, what educated people just assume to be true. . . . .

"In this paper, I examine the charges made in a highly publicized report, How Schools Shortchange Girls, published by the American Association of University Women (1992). I show how the findings in this report are based on a selective review of the research and how findings contrary to the report's message were suppressed. These contrary findings indeed appear in studies the AAUW itself commissioned, but the AAUW not only did not include these findings in their media kits but made the data difficult to obtain."

Get the 28-page file HERE:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there is a connection between their lies and VAWA.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is some food for thought;

Politicizing The Police

Cops As Feminist Enforcers

10:59 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

Fred wrote an excellent and well thought-out article there. I enjoyed it, and learned from it. I will save a copy, and study it further.

Only one thing troubles me: I have no clue about the date when the piece was published. There is no sign of that information anywhere. :(

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does paint a sinister picture doesn't it?

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While also a bit old,
"The War Against Boys" by Christina Hoff Sommers is an excellent book on this subject.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how you tell if a feminist is lying: her lips are moving.

12:30 AM  

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