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  • Fair Pay Isn’t Always Equal Pay

    09/22/2010 5:24:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 21, 2010 | CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS
    AMONG the top items left on the Senate’s to-do list before the November elections is a “paycheck fairness” bill, which would make it easier for women to file class-action, punitive-damages suits against employers they accuse of sex-based pay discrimination. The bill’s passage is hardly certain, but it has received strong support from women’s rights groups, professional organizations and even President Obama, who has called it “a common-sense bill.” But the bill isn’t as commonsensical as it might seem. It overlooks mountains of research showing that discrimination plays little role in pay disparities between men and women, and it threatens to...
  • The Mental Health Crisis That Wasn’t (9/11)

    08/29/2005 10:11:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 680+ views
    Reason ^ | August/September 2005 | Sally Satel and Christina Hoff Sommers
    How the trauma industry exploited 9/11 On September 14, 2001, three days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a group of psychologists sent an open letter to the American Psychological Association. The 19 signatories, all established experts in trauma research and treatment, were concerned that thousands of people in New York City and elsewhere would receive dubious, even damaging, counseling. “In times like these,” the letter said, “it is imperative that we refrain from the urge to intervene in ways that—however well-intentioned—have the potential to make matters worse.…Unfortunately, this has not prevented certain therapists...
  • Poor Winnie the Pooh. Not even he is safe from rampant 'therapism'

    07/28/2005 3:30:44 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 976+ views
    The Times ^ | July 29, 2005 | Ben Macintyre
    ON THE MORNING of July 7, I watched a commuter, who had just emerged dazed and smoke-grimed from an Underground station, being asked whether he would like to see a trauma counsellor. Politely, but firmly, he declined, and staggered off. The counsellor looked disappointed and mildly disapproving.I cite this episode not as further evidence of British sang-froid in the face of terrorism (there are so many stiff upper lips in the media at the moment it is surprising any of us can still speak), but of something more profound. There is a widespread assumption that most people, and particularly those...
  • The tyranny of therapism

    07/15/2005 2:59:18 PM PDT · by siunevada · 5 replies · 447+ views
    CERC ^ | June 19, 2005 | Christina Hoff Sommers & Sally Satel
    The tyranny of therapism Today — with a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every conceivable problem — we are at risk of degrading our native ability to cope with life's challenges. In 2000, five Canadian psychologists published a satirical article about Winnie the Pooh entitled 'Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood'. At first glance, say the authors, the hero of AA Milne's 1926 children's classic appears to be a healthy, well-adjusted bear; but on closer and more expert examination, Pooh turns out to suffer from attention...
  • Enough Already with Kid Gloves

    06/03/2005 8:09:01 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 24 replies · 631+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | June 1, 2005 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Purple is replacing red as the color of choice for teachers. Why, you may ask? It seems that educators worry that emphatic red corrections on a homework assignment or test can be stressful, demeaning--even "frightening" for a young person. The principal of Thaddeus Stevens Elementary in Pittsburgh advises teachers to use only "pleasant-feeling tones."Major pen manufacturers appear to agree. Robert Silberman, vice president of marketing at Pilot Pen, says teachers "are trying to be positive and reinforcing rather than harsh." Michael Finn, a spokesperson for Paper Mate, approves: "This is a kinder, more gentle education system." Which color is...
  • One Nation Under Therapy (New Book by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel)

    05/02/2005 12:00:14 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 25 replies · 733+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 21, 2005 | George F. Will
    IT hurt her feelings, says Jane Fonda, sharing her feelings, that one of her husbands liked them to have sexual threesomes. "It reinforced my feeling I wasn't good enough." In the Scottsdale, Ariz., Unified School District office, the receptionist used to be called a receptionist. Now she is "director of first impressions." The happy director says, "Everyone wants to be important." Scottsdale school bus drivers now are "transporters of learners." A school official says such terminological readjustment is "a positive affirmation." Which beats a negative affirmation. Manufacturers of pens and markers report a surge in teachers' demands for purple ink...
  • Where Were You on 1/14? [Harvard feminism crisis]

    03/29/2005 6:46:48 AM PST · by mathprof · 30 replies · 865+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/29/05 | CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS and SALLY SATEL
    The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University hosted a conference last week entitled "Impediments to Change: Revisiting the Women in Science Question." The auditorium in Agassiz Theatre in Radcliffe Yard was packed. Dedicated in 1904, the theatre has been the site of many a spirited intellectual exchange. But on this day it was a forum not for debate but for indignation over the insult that the assembled referred to as "1/14" -- the date when Harvard President Larry Summers fatefully speculated about the possibility of inborn differences between the sexes. The six assembled panelists, four from Harvard, two...
  • Who Stole Harvard?

    03/22/2005 4:39:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 244+ views
    NRO ^ | March 22, 2005 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version March 22, 2005, 7:54 a.m. Who Stole Harvard?Big Sisters and Larry Summers. By Christina Hoff Sommers The Harvard faculty of arts and science just last week passed a motion expressing a lack of confidence in the leadership of President Lawrence Summers. Such censure is unprecedented in Harvard's near 400-year-history. Summers unwittingly stepped on the third rail of university politics when he speculated that innate differences between the sexes might be one reason there are fewer women than men at the highest echelons of math and science. To...
  • Who Stole Harvard? Big Sisters and Larry Summers.

    03/22/2005 10:54:04 AM PST · by Crackingham · 9 replies · 504+ views
    National Review ^ | Mar. 22, 2005 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    The Harvard faculty of arts and science just last week passed a motion expressing a lack of confidence in the leadership of President Lawrence Summers. Such censure is unprecedented in Harvard's near 400-year-history. Summers unwittingly stepped on the third rail of university politics when he speculated that innate differences between the sexes might be one reason there are fewer women than men at the highest echelons of math and science. To understand the hornets' nest Summers has stirred up, one needs to have a close look at the main hornets. To an outsider, the controversy must look very strange. Nothing...
  • Feminist: Term "Big Bang" Keeps Girls away from Science

    03/22/2005 6:58:47 AM PST · by Jacksonville Patriot · 53 replies · 1,874+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/22/05 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    RELEVANT EXCERPT: For her article, Angier interviewed Yale astrophysicist Megan Urry. Times readers were not informed that Urry is even more hard-line than Angier herself on the topic of gender bias — if that is possible. In the 90s, Urry was part of a feminist campaign to rename the Big Bang Theory. As she told a CNN interviewer, "A lot of the style is very macho, and that can be off-putting to young women, and 'big bang' is just another little grain of sand in that big sandbox." ENTIRE ARTICLE: Who Stole Harvard? Big Sisters and Larry Summers. By Christina...
  • Sex, Lies and the Vagina Monologues (Disgusting, But Good Article) Adult

    08/27/2004 7:33:04 PM PDT · by brigada · 84 replies · 2,672+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 25, 2004 | christina hoff sommers
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14801
  • Sex, Lies and the Vagina Monologues

    08/25/2004 1:05:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,180+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 8/25/04 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    The following lecture by Christina Hoff Sommers was delivered on August 3, 2004 at the Young America's Foundation 26th Annual National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, DC.(The text that follows  contains adult language and themes and is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised).  Several years ago, a radical feminist philosopher visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she gave a lecture attacking what she called “male science.”   This theorist confidently explained that science was part of a discredited oppressive, patriarchal, white-male, bourgeois legacy. It was tainted to the core by sexism, classicism, and racism. Women, she concluded, must “reinvent...
  • Ms. Information: Making Women Angry and Afraid

    04/07/2004 11:07:17 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 9 replies · 137+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | April 7, 2004 | Carey Roberts
    Ms. Information: Making Women Angry and Afraid April 7, 2004 by Carey Roberts An American woman is beaten by her husband or boyfriend every 15 seconds. Domestic violence against pregnant women is responsible for more birth defects than all other causes combined. And violence against women rises by 40% on Super Bowl Sunday. Everyone knew those domestic violence &#8220;facts&#8221; were true -- until Christina Hoff Sommers came along. In her 1994 book, Who Stole Feminism?, Sommers showed that these familiar feminist fables bore no relationship to the truth. The Sommers book was so persuasive that no one could refute her...
  • No Running, No Jumping: The War Against Boys in Our Schools

    08/20/2003 8:02:38 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 44 replies · 860+ views
    WorthyNews ^ | 7/7-26-2000 | Charles W. Colson
    By Charles W. Colson Commentary from BreakPoint The Cleveland Avenue School in Atlanta has all the amenities you would expect a new school to have: computer equipment, an up-to-date library, and modern classrooms. It has everything except a playground. No, it wasn't an oversight. It was designed that way, in order to make little boys behave more like little girls. And it's part of a trend. In 1998, Atlanta eliminated recess in its elementary schools. Other cities, like Philadelphia, retained something called recess, but it bears little resemblance to the unstructured play time most of us enjoyed as kids. Why?...
  • Repressing ROTC

    08/09/2003 1:56:07 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 31 replies · 192+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/10/03 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Our soldiers deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom have stirred the country with their courage, proficiency, patriotism and decency. These young men and women come from diverse ethnic, racial and social backgrounds. Many have gone to college. But the colleges they attended are not Harvard, Yale or Stanford. America's elite schools tend to regard the military as morally suspect. Students soon get the message that a career in the armed forces is unworthy of their consideration. The distaste of top-tier schools for the military is powerfully demonstrated when faculties deny the Reserve Officer Training Core (ROTC) access to the campus. Harvard,...
  • Men—It’s in Their Nature (In Defense of the Masculine)

    08/02/2003 3:28:40 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 28 replies · 245+ views
    American Enterprise via Real Clear Politics.com ^ | 08/02/03 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Bird's Eye By Christina Hoff Sommers Men—It’s in Their Nature This past spring, my son spent a month in Israel with his senior class. Only one activity disappointed him. While camping in the Negev Desert, special counselors from a progressive-socialist kibbutz paid a visit and led the students through a sensitivity exercise. The students were told to walk out into the desert until they were completely alone. The counselors (mostly American-born) supplied them with a pencil, paper, matches, and a candle and instructed them to absorb the quiet calm of the desert, to record their feelings, and to “find themselves.”...
  • Men--It's in Their Nature

    07/31/2003 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Valin · 213 replies · 811+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | Sept 2003 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    This past spring, my son spent a month in Israel with his senior class. Only one activity disappointed him. While camping in the Negev Desert, special counselors from a progressive-socialist kibbutz paid a visit and led the students through a sensitivity exercise. The students were told to walk out into the desert until they were completely alone. The counselors (mostly American-born) supplied them with a pencil, paper, matches, and a candle and instructed them to absorb the quiet calm of the desert, to record their feelings, and to “find themselves.” The girls happily complied. Most of the boys did not....
  • Cut Men: Do They Not Bleed?

    05/13/2003 9:15:32 AM PDT · by jimkress · 125 replies · 680+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Male bashing -- the stereotyping of men as brutal, stupid or otherwise objectionable -- is commonplace. Our sons, husbands, fathers and men-friends are gleefully slandered because they are male. They are subjected to malicious jokes and attitudes that would be decried if directed at blacks, Hispanics or women. The assault against men must stop. But how?</p>
  • Mysterious Decline - Where are the Men on Campus?

    04/30/2003 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 95 replies · 990+ views
    The American Daily ^ | April 30, 2003 | Glenn Sacks
    Mysterious Decline-Where Are the Men on Campus?By Glenn Sacks on 04/30/03 Everybody wants to know where all the men have gone. The Washington Post calls their disappearance the "question that has grown too conspicuous to ignore," and USA Today notes "universities fret about how to attract males as women increasingly dominate campuses." Females now outnumber males by a four to three ratio in American colleges, a difference of almost two million students. Men earn only 43% of all college degrees. Among blacks, two women earn bachelor’s degrees for every man. Among Hispanics, only 40 percent of college graduates are male....