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Dr. Laura Debates Feminists on Men and Violence
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
By Wendy McElroy
In a recent radio broadcast and newspaper column, Dr. Laura Schlessinger addressed the ‘Take Back the Night’ movement that protests violence against women. She accused it of deliberately ignoring data that suggests men may be more vulnerable to violence than women.
In the Santa Barbara News-Press on Aug. 27, Schlessinger wrote, “This information should, but probably won’t, usher in a new approach to gender and violence.” The new approach would offer male victims as much attention and compassion as female ones.
Why won’t this happen? Schlessinger explained, because “the ideology, fomented by politically correct [PC] feminists, that women are an endangered class has been supported almost universally in our culture, government, and educational facilities.”
That PC ideology rests on the concept of women as victims and men as aggressors.
The backlash against Schlessinger was dramatic and instructive to others who consider questioning the dominant paradigm of victimhood. (more…)