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Academic hatemonging nothing new

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Submitted by Michael McCanles (United States), Apr 2, 2003 at 20:09

Many of the earlier comments on the De Genova rant feature the discovery that academia is becoming the collective venue for the dispersal of political hatemongering.

Recently retired from literary scholarship after nearly a half-century in academe, I am presently writing a book on academic feminism with an emphasis on feminist legal theory and the agenda of feminist law professors, both male and female, which is to transform American jurisprudence into an weapon of attack on the 1st, 5th and 14th amendment rights of American male citizens. This agenda is grounded in the massive published "scholarship" of feminists in American universities and colleges for more than a quarter century, scholarship which expounds a fully-developed and articulated hate philosophy directed against all males on this planet. This philosophy in turn has become during this time the philosophical foundation of a variety of feminist theories of law in particular as well as of society in general. There is to my mind no other example of such a philosophy in modern history, one which aspires to a totalizing explanation of all human relations, private as well as public, unless it be the equally fulsome "racial hygiene" theories projected by National Socialism during the 1930s.

The success of this agenda is shown in feminist-lobbied and supported sexual harassment law at both federal and state levels, as well as violence against women legislation. Beyond feminists' wildest surmises, the "sexual harassment industry" as one critic has dubbed it has expanded into a multi-million dollar agenda activism and hunt for male scapegoats in the private domain, both in the law profession, where every law firm must have its gender-law specialists, and also the insurance sector where sexual harassment insurance has become well-nigh manditory for businesses.

My point is that universities and law schools have consistently and almost universally sponsored the teaching of anti-male hate philososohy since the middle 1970s, and that publishing houses both scholarly and commercial have wholeheartedly put their resources into the disseminating of this hate philosophy. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that universities should turn their human resources to extravagant displays of hatemongering in other directions as well, given this history. Why not? They've been doing it for a quarter century.

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