An Interview with Christina Hoff Sommers
Is Modern Academic Feminism Harming Women?
(…) This poses an interesting question: Is modern feminism potentially harming women? We should all be concerned about sexism and make efforts to combat it where we see it. And there are certainly still plenty of places in the world where women do not have equal rights and opportunities. But does misleading young American women to believe that they will make less money than men for the same work reduce their ability to understand what they truly need to do if they want to reach their highest earning potential? Does treating women like they are not actually making career choices freely but are instead submitting to cultural pressures make them appear and feel less in control of their own destinies? And what are the potential consequences of the safe space, microaggression, and trigger warning campaigns that have grown all too common on college campuses? (…)