This is a review of a recent "debate" that was held here in Toronto.
(The Munk Debates, too rich for my blood.)
"A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most
unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism.
Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified
into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading
universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly
fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive
fiction with no basis in biology"
"History must be seen clearly and fairly: obstructive traditions arose
not from men’s hatred or enslavement of women but from the natural
division of labor that had developed over thousands of years during the
agrarian period and that once immensely benefited and protected women,
permitting them to remain at the hearth to care for helpless infants and
children. Over the past century, it was labor-saving appliances,
invented by men and spread by capitalism, that liberated women from
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