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Psychologist: Colleges foster environments ‘actively hostile’ toward men
The Daily Caller ^ | January 29, 2014 | Katie McHugh

Posted on 01/29/2014 7:40:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The college environment is “actively hostile towards men,” psychologist and author Dr. Helen Smith explained in a Tuesday interview with Forbes.

Smith has authored the book “Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and The American Dream — And Why It Matters,” and discussed the effect that overreaching feminism has on men with reporter Jerry Bowyer.

Bower stated that groups who see themselves as oppressed since the 19th century have blazed past a goal of equality to exact “comeuppance” on their oppressors, and American men bear the brunt of this attack. Smith agreed, recalling how she was taken aback by the modern feminist movement’s animosity toward men.

“I thought feminism was supposed to be about equality,” Smith said. I was somewhat of a feminist, or I was very much a feminist when I was younger, because I had this idea — naively — that it was about equality, that we wanted to see men and women as equals. Instead, women today want special privileges and no responsibilities or very little, and they want men to have the responsibilities but none of the privilege. As you point out, there’s the problem.”

In her book, Smith referrs to colleges, where female enrollment rates rise as males’ drop, as hostile places to the average guy.

“There’s so many women at the University of Vermont, they call the place Girlington as opposed to Burlington,” Smith said....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: college; education; feminism; helensmith; men; menonstrike; pages; waronmen
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1 posted on 01/29/2014 7:40:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

College, in my day, as a great place to get your MRS

Now, not so much.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 7:46:03 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They never knocked God the Father off the throne.

American men need a lesson in God again. God has that figurative hairy chest. He isn’t the Breck Girl of unfortunate portrayals of Jesus. (And anyhow, Jesus toughed out the cross. Try that without losing it and cussing out your captors.)


3 posted on 01/29/2014 7:47:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 01/29/2014 7:48:38 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: KosmicKitty

UT-Austin apparently has “white privilege” week and teaching there is no such thing as reverse racism.

Shockingly, a black female teaching this


5 posted on 01/29/2014 7:49:28 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
Heh heh we should laugh and have everyone-be-a-redneck week. And dare them to do anything about it.

Rednecks Built America

6 posted on 01/29/2014 7:52:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
God has that figurative hairy chest.

I picture God as looking like Groundskeeper willie.
7 posted on 01/29/2014 7:53:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HangnJudge

8 posted on 01/29/2014 7:53:45 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The feminists never wanted equality. A white Christian heterosexual conservative male is now seen by feminists as the enemy.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 7:53:52 PM PST by opres
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To: anyone

Recent articles about the “war on men”... Keyword: waronmen

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/waronmen/index


10 posted on 01/29/2014 7:54:43 PM PST by deks
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To: cripplecreek

bonjour you cesm’s!

well we do eat hell’s cheese then surrender to it, all too often. and often we call that being courageous! agh, heaven never got outclassed by hell. we just got timid, real timid, about heaven.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 7:56:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were wealthy enough I would endow an all male college....no government grants or handouts traded for control.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 8:46:56 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

she’s pandering to men

no, men don’t want marriage today because they want all the sex they want


13 posted on 01/29/2014 9:01:45 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the fullness of time real men will rise up from their current craven posture and restore nature's balance.

When I asked my SIL what women really wanted she answered: "To run everything. And shoes." Men, take your cue!

14 posted on 01/29/2014 9:03:15 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Males are simply indispensable and any society that actively seeks to repress their special abilities will find itself on the scrap heap of history.

On the other hand, any society that represses the special nature and abilities of women is doomed to madness. (see the Middle East)

Males, white males in particular, have created the modern world and all its wonders.

Men are driven to create in a way that women are not. Without that drive we would all be living in grass huts.

I am certainly not saying that men are better than women... I am just stating the obvious here. The facts cannot be rationally disputed.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 9:08:24 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Bernard Marx

And if they did get to run everything they’d forthwith find it rather disappointing.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 9:20:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: clintonh8r

Hampden–Sydney College
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampden%E2%80%93Sydney_College

Wabash College
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabash_College

Morehouse College
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morehouse_College

Deep Springs College
http://www.deepsprings.edu/about


17 posted on 01/29/2014 9:21:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks. Deep Springs sounds like a pretty neat place.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 9:42:18 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Colleges foster environments ‘actively hostile’ toward:
Men,
Christianity,
America,
The Constitution,
Capitalism,
Energy production,
Truth,
Conservatism,
etc...


19 posted on 01/29/2014 9:43:53 PM PST by G Larry
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To: opres
"The feminists never wanted equality." .

So happens I'm a female with a father, two brothers (no sisters), two grandfathers, nine uncles and numerous male cousins, yet I never thought I was unequal to them because I was a girl.

The feminists, IMO, have insulted and denigrated the many good men of this world. They have brought havoc on families. Parents and children have paid the price, along with the economy.

20 posted on 01/29/2014 9:44:04 PM PST by IIntense
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To: yldstrk
They also don't want children for the same reasons, it interferes with their sex life.

Mostly, men see fatherhood as having to grow up, with babies and children forcing them to give up some of the money for their toys.

Men who do agree to marry, are not about to assume the role of breadwinner as in the past but see a wife in terms of a roommate with sex.

Many young and not so young men, don't wish to give up their extended self-focused childhood, so both marriage but more importantly committed parenthood, don't figure in their future.

I'm not saying that I blame them for this attitude as I think it has been hoisted on them, first when wives were able to get divorced for trivial reasons, separating men from both their children and their fortune, with no say in either; later on, single moms rearing boys without a father in the home to teach boys how to become men, such mothers were overly indulgent with their sons and actually jealous of any females in their lives.

These mothers, living without an adult male in the home or a succession of "boyfriends" in and out of the home, became used to thinking of "sonny boy" as the "man of the house," pampering and spoiling these young males to think that all women were there to care for them.

A black lady I once knew complained about her friends who were raising boys without a husband in the home, saying that these women "were raising boys and studs, not men and the world was going to be the worse for it."

That was about 25 years ago and she has been proven correct!

21 posted on 01/29/2014 9:58:53 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Bobalu

I agree


22 posted on 01/29/2014 10:07:09 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: IIntense

No the men wanting to poke everything that passes their sight have ruined it all


23 posted on 01/29/2014 10:08:08 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

That’s simply not the case. Its the fact that marriage has become too risky with the rise of feminist indoctrination. No matter how hard a man tries and how devoted he is, she can wake up on any given day and decide she wants out.

She doesn’t have to even give a reason.

And at that moment, the man is subjected to a legal nuclear attack of child abuse allegations, domestic violence allegations, loss of an astounding amount of financial resources, and ruinous child support terms. He will be subjected to a system designed to alienate him from his children.

He has no control of this, defense from it, and is at the mercy of the female as to which of these weapons she decides to use.

This is why men avoid marriage or find foreign women.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 10:50:08 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Having raised my three children in Southern California, my bride and I were fully aware of this fact.

So we carefully researched those colleges inside and outside the state where traditional values reign and, to a degree, traditional roles.

Most of the California colleges were excluded, as was any college east of the Mississippi and north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

But three colleges in Texas stood out: Baylor, TCU, and SMU. Two in the Carolinas: Elon and Furman.

One college in California: Pepperdine

You can find the right university for your child but look carefully. Don’t believe anything you read in the official university publications.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 11:19:21 PM PST by tom h
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To: DesertRhino

You are exactly right; too many men know someone first-hand who has been screwed by the legal system (losing everything in a divorce), and the risks are simply too much for them. Some men cautiously wade into marriage when their girlfriend is past child-bearing years; alimony may be a non-issue and they don’t have to worry about some other guy living with their children. Some foreign women are from cultures where divorce is frowned upon; their offspring will inherit the Earth.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 2:29:29 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“And if they did get to run everything they’d forthwith find it rather disappointing.”

You’re right; the professional women I know don’t seem too happy. They have money, but no family; while they raise dogs/cats they are subsidizing the raising of other people’s children through their income taxes.

Winning?


27 posted on 01/30/2014 2:33:38 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: IIntense

You are right and there has been a lot of false flag hypocrisy in the feminist movement. Lets remember that Gloria Steinem getting older got married to a man for security.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 2:49:54 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: DesertRhino

Child support is by formula

There is something in the wiring of men’s brains that says $300 a month is enough.

And yes, it is month after month. So when these smart alecks want to ask whether they should limit their income in order to limit their child support, I say “Absolutely not”, make as much money as you possibly can and benefit your child and yourself. The child support will top out, but the money you can make doesn’t.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 5:10:09 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: G Larry

I have a degree in Electrical Engineering, a so called “STEM” degree. It is real hard to work politics into a circuit theory course. If you major in “STEM” you will keep the politics to a minimum.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 5:48:44 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: KosmicKitty
"College, in my day, as a great place to get your MRS, Now, not so much."

Yeah, today's liberal arts colleges encourage women to get the LUG -- that's "Lesbian Until Graduation."

31 posted on 01/30/2014 7:46:02 AM PST by tom h
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To: central_va

Yeah, but even most technical departments require as part of your electives a course in ecology, environment, or related BS — all serving as part of modern-day indoctrination.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 8:19:15 AM PST by tom h
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To: tom h

Yeah, I believe you’re right.

Though I can’t figure out why anyone would want to.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 8:52:05 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tom h
Yeah, but even most technical departments require as part of your electives a course in ecology, environment, or related BS — all serving as part of modern-day indoctrination.

STEM majors do have to take those electives its true. Mostly though for a STEM major going to those non technical classes is a small little daily vacation to the other side of campus with the hot girls and everyone looks de-stressed.

34 posted on 01/30/2014 1:42:45 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: yldstrk
...men wanting to poke everything...

I'll ignore your exaggeration. Though I am not a man, I've been around long enough to realize it's in a man's nature to find some woman sexually attractive. In more subtle ways, women have the same traits. Most women enjoy attracting the attention of some men.

You make it sound like all men are perverts. The great majority of men I know are fine, honorable people. I don't know what your experiences have been but you sound like you are bitter.

35 posted on 01/30/2014 11:39:04 PM PST by IIntense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Why should it be any different from the workplace? Or popular media? Or the Demagogic Party?


36 posted on 01/31/2014 1:30:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; sickoflibs
... women today want special privileges and no responsibilities or very little, and they want men to have the responsibilities but none of the privilege.

Your issue with child support?

37 posted on 01/31/2014 10:44:50 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: GOPJ; 2ndDivisionVet
RE :” ... women today want special privileges and no responsibilities or very little, and they want men to have the responsibilities but none of the privilege.
....
Your issue with child support? “

I assume this was to me not 2DV.

My biggest issue with child support is the laws are written such that its a entitlement to the Mother, (technically the custodian) and not the child with the mother a trustee.

I recall decades ago SSI for surviving children and my Mom had to document how she spend the $$$ for my sister, but child support laws are written such that it can be spent on anything they want (legal uses obviously) without question.
The paying father might complain to a judge that the $$$ went buy gifts for her new boyfriend and the judge will tell him its none of his business.

Yet the moral argument defending it (ala Judge Judy) is that its going to the kids.

38 posted on 01/31/2014 11:15:22 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: IIntense; yldstrk
You make it sound like all men are perverts. The great majority of men I know are fine, honorable people. I don't know what your experiences have been but you sound like you are bitter.

Spending years being a divorce lawyer will do that. Lighten up, yldstrk.

39 posted on 01/31/2014 11:24:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
And if they did get to run everything they’d forthwith find it rather disappointing.

Worse, they'd probably blame their disappointment on the Patriarchy and the Republican "War on Women."

40 posted on 01/31/2014 5:22:30 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: sickoflibs

I believe you’re right sick - but for the wrong reason. More later...


41 posted on 02/01/2014 7:25:51 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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