Academic: Feminist “Victimhood Narratives” Fuels Anxiety

Are the feminists making the world an unsafe space themselves?

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BAILEY T. STEEN | TRIGTENT | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

There’s a growing cottage industry on becoming what’s known as a “professional victim”. Where as right-wingers like Gavin McInnes may accurately call liberal arts “barista degrees”, it’s the gender studies departments that lead the way on pathways to victimhood. At least, that’s what Dr. Joanna Williams, the academic lecturer for Kent University, has argued in her latest book.

Titled , Dr Williams’ works critiques the doctrines of and the concepts of , coming to the conclusion that these social, norms have a effect on the confidence of both men and women, whether they subscribe to the ideology or not.

Dr Williams argues that the narrative of feminism, which is by its definition about advocating for women’s rights on the assumption men have it better, is outdated. Of all graduates, girls outperform their male counterparts by a 55% majority by comparison, and more females are going to university than any other time in history.

That advocacy for one group over an other seems to have overshot the mark.

Dr Williams told The Sunday Telegraph, considering only 45% of graduates are male,

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For context, this Everyday Sexism Project was set up in 2012 by Laura Bates, an English Literature graduate from Cambridge University and a columnist for the UK publication The Guardian. Her site’s self admitted goals are as follows:

You could say that’s a noble goal of Bates, wanting these voiceless types to have a platform to speak of their woes. A free speech absolutist should be happy the feminists have that, as those of us who disagree expect the same from them. But are the voiceless narratives being pushed, which seep their way into the media and lectures of academics, creating, ironically enough, an unsafe space for these students on campus? Let alone for society as a whole?

Dr Williams argues that of as an of sexual assault on campus.

An example of this hysteria can be found in the infamous narrative, cited by former United States President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, of

Where did this narrative come from? Well, the statistic originated from a 2007 Campus Sexual Assault study conducted by the National Institute of Justice, a subdivision under the Justice Department.

As explained by a feminist YouTuber, who goes by the name of HBomberGuy, the use of the results are based on unscientific, reductionist methods that have been applied nationwide:

And he’s exactly right. It’s an estimate. Based on unspecified methods, definitions and a small sample size of students on only two universities: The University of Cincinnati and the University of North Carolina.

If one were to look at the survey, with an unpartisan view, you will come away with a very rough estimate of 1 in 5 being “assaulted”, however they mean it, in some regard on those two universities.

The Washington Examiner explains several questions were worded in ways that could have given the misimpression of sexual assault taking place. Their examples include interpretive questions on the survey which read: , or to answer

This shows that there could be an interpretive misdirection between all parties as to what sexual assault and sexual harassment means.

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A prime example of this is interpretation misdirection is the drama that unfolded this year at California’s VidCon between feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian and the so-called “sexual harassment” committed by YouTube anti-feminist critic Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad.

Where as Benjamin, who has criticised Sarkeesian in the past, simply wanted to attend her VidCon panel and sit peacefully in the front row as part of the audience, Sarkeesian swears on her site Feminist Frequency quote:

When you have that much of a difference in world views, it’s hard to get a fair estimate on a survey if you admit it’s unscientific.

The only intention of the survey was to give a rough estimate. To say it’s definitive is absurd, and to apply it nationwide, based on what we’re given by The Justice Department, is insane.

For it to be true, this would give legitimacy to the joke made by the notorious right-wing critic of feminism, Milo Yiannopoulos, who told Australia’s program Studio 10 the feminist application of the study would suggest college campuses are as dangerous as The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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In May 2011, The Guardian reported on a study, produced by the American Journal of Public Health, which found 1,152 women are raped every day, which comes to about 48 women are raped in the Congo They explain:

That means 12% of women in the Congo had been raped at least once, 3% of women across the country were raped between 2006 and 2007, and about 22% had also been forced by their partners to have sex or perform sexual acts against their will. This would have to be the case on college campuses to be true, which would understandably send young women and men into a hysteria.

The Huffington Post backs up Dr. Williams’ view, referring to a 2016 study which found feminists may experience more anxiety disorders as a result of strong feelings towards “the wage gap”, a feminist narrative that .

The article cites Katherine Keyes, an author of the study, who states:

This is another feminist narrative which has misrepresented in the media and by former president Obama.

TIME columnist and liberal feminist Professor Christina Hoff Sommers debunks the wage gap in her article:

It seems like a religious fear. To be concern of the sin being committed against you despite no sin being done and, if so, you have the system behind your back.

And then there’s the male disorders associated with feminism. The Daily Telegraph highlighted American feminist academic Camille Paglia who, to the disgust of “the sisterhood”, condemned the feminist movement in for “emasculating” portrayal of men in the United States military, citing that men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women and that many have post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD:

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It was this belief in male subjugation and “gender warfare”, paired with mental issues, that lead to the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Quebec, Canada.

At twenty-five-year-olds, anti-feminist gunmen Marc Lépine, armed with a Mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife, shot 28 people, killed 14 women, before committing suicide. His suicide note reading that he was and blamed numerous women, who he assumed were feminists, for .

Unjustifiable collective monstrosity if there ever was one, where the individual and his own beliefs are the one to blame.

It’s with this we must acknowledge, feminist or not, our words and causes do have an impact, and we must establish a truthful foundation without falling into the dogma and violence of needless power dynamics and collectivism.

One has to wonder what makes one more concerned for feminist causes, where there’s more of a power dynamic that separates us, that isn’t more beneficial through an egalitarian, human rights lens?

Conservative commentator for One America News Network Liz Wheeler asks the same questions regarding this year’s feminist protest A Day Without A Woman:

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Dr Williams sees the same transition in the fight for women’s rights. arguing to The Telegraph that feminism should presented since .

In her new book Women vs Feminism, which was published this October, the thesis is about how today’s dominant feminism narrative .

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