Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Yet More Feminist Nonsense: Trigger Warnings

As Summers makes clear, trigger warnings demean women, implying that they are fragile flowers, unable to deal with tough realities, even when presented in literature, movies or merely by speakers on college campuses.

So why would feminists push such a notion? Because they are grievance collectors, always looking for something they can claim is oppressive.

And also because they are nasty authoritarians, wanting more and more reasons to censor ideas and opinions they don’t like. Thus they are constantly complaining about feeling “unsafe” when merely hearing or seeing things they dislike, notwithstanding that no physical danger is anywhere near.

Thus their intellectual (and indeed moral) bad habits trump logic.

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Blogger KeynesianPacker said...

Just a bit of perspective: Dr. McAdams assigns his students to read a book that explicitly says women should not leave the house and has an endorsement from Rush Limbaugh on the front cover.

12:14 AM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

a book that explicitly says women should not leave the house and has an endorsement from Rush Limbaugh on the front cover.

That's simply untrue. The book is George Gilder's Men and Marriage.

It seems that Keynesian Packer didn't actually read the assigned book, and has it confused with Gilder's earlier book, Sexual Suicide.

Keynesian: is it your position that nothing that Rush Limbaugh likes could be any good? That's not very open minded, is it?

And note that Keynesian Packer hasn't addressed trigger warnings.

Keynesian: Do you instinctively defend anything the politically correct left likes?

1:37 PM  
Blogger KeynesianPacker said...

I have defended you. Do you want me to cite specific passages? I easily can.

2:43 PM  
Blogger KeynesianPacker said...

What was "simply untrue" about my comment? If you are going to accuse me of not reading the book I would like to know the basis of your accusation. I can cite direct quotes that confirm my description of the book.

11:41 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

Sure would be nice if there was a way to get email updates for new Warrior posts. Is there?

Feel free, and do post something from Men and Marriage and not some other Gilder book.

Do you even remember the context of the reading in the class? It was the breakdown of the family, and how out of wedlock births and absent fathers have nasty consequences for the welfare of children.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Kirby Olson said...

There are many women (former feminists) coming forward to denounce Women's Studies and the nonsense it has fostered. This is a woman named Janice Fiemanga from a Canadian university in Ottawa, speaking about (a-boot) the topic: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/stP_99kfOKA/0.jpg

1:01 PM  
Blogger KeynesianPacker said...

McAdams, specify the claim I supposedly lied about.

1:07 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

McAdams, specify the claim I supposedly lied about.

I didn't say you lied. I think you somehow mixed up what Gilder said in Sexual Suicide and what he said in Men and Marriage (which is the book I assigned).

By the way, you do understand that, in a university, you might be expected to read some things you disagree with, right?

But you haven't explained what you disliked about Men and Marriage.

4:18 PM  

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