Christina Hoff Sommers is a former philosophy professor and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She’s one of the Femsplainers on the podcast Femsplainers and has a series called the Factual Feminist on YouTube in which she corrects feminist myths within women’s and gender studies with truth and solid research. She and Bridget cover the disturbing rise of contempt within contemporary feminism, the appeal of Jordan Peterson, the erosion of Americans’ desire to protect free speech and democratic processes, why lack of gratitude is such a problem in our society, and the perceived sense of persecution and contagion of hysteria that is being taught in liberal educational systems. They discuss the infantalization of college students, going from common humanity (humanism) to common enemy (tribalism), the attack on centrists, and the fact that history is one long lesson in the dangers of dogma mixed with moral zealotry, distortion and bad information – it leads to fanaticism. They also cover the gender debate, the power dynamics between girls and boys, and why Harvard should have known better. It’s a fascinating conversation and definitely one you shouldn’t miss!

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  1. Taras Coolidge

     Protest, Emily, protest! 

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  2. colleenb Member

    Great podcast.  I enjoy Ms. Sommers – more here than on the Femsplainers where (like Mona Charen) her anti-Trumpism can take over.  Agree, agree, agree that we want a society where children and women are protected and cared for.  For some reason something you said on a podcast about wanting to keep men strong so that they will be able to take care of you when the Big One comes has really stuck with me.  

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  3. Stad Coolidge

    I had a chance to speak with Ms. Sommers briefly on a National Review post-election cruise.  I told her how much I enjoyed her book Freedom Feminism.  Bring her back for more interviews!

    Now for a request, and if I can ask without sounding too creepy . . . is there any way I can get a copy of, or link to the article you mention at the beginning of your podcast?  I have a couple of female friends who are absolutely convinced no normal woman likes performing the featured act of the article, that only porn stars do.  I’d love to be able to fight back without the “you’d think that because you’re a man” accusation . . .

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