- Associate Professor, 1986-99; Assistant Professor, 1980-86, Clark University
- Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Semester at Sea, 1987-88
- Instructor, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1978-80
The Gamergate controversy has brought genders issues, ethical issues and harassment issues to the forefront. This debate has also sparked threats against both men and women in the gaming industry.
The Factual Feminist is a weekly vlog from Christina Hoff Sommers on topics relating to feminism and gender scholarship. In each episode, Ms. Sommers not only tackles issues affecting the nation’s women, but she also debunks false claims and erroneous statistics used to promote a misleading agenda.
Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs.
Christina Sommers isn’t what most of us would call a “typical” feminist. Rather than focus on the perceived “oppression” of American women, she instead champions the notion that they’re among the most privileged people on Earth. Ravishly got the chance to ask Sommers a few, “am-I-a-feminist?” questions of its own.
A weary wrestling coach once lamented that his sport had survived the Fall of Rome, only to be vanquished by Title IX. How did an honorable equity law turn into a scorched-earth campaign against men’s sports? This week is the 42nd anniversary of this famous piece of federal legislation so it’s an ideal time to consider what went wrong and how to set it right.
On January 27, 2010, University of North Dakota officials charged undergraduate Caleb Warner with sexually assaulting a fellow student. He insisted the encounter was consensual, but was found guilty by a campus tribunal and thereupon expelled and banned from campus.