Campus Feminists: A Year in Review

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments ·

As students retreat from the world of academia for the summer, we are offered the chance to reflect on the campus brouhaha and rampant emotions of the past year. Undoubtedly, campus feminist groups carried the torch for receiving the most press coverage in 2007-2009. In a single year, feminist groups at American colleges and universities managed to rename Valentine’s Day, show their aggressive, militant side by shutting down prominent female speakers on their campuses, and (ending the year with a bang) protest facts regarding sexual violence against women.

Is there any wonder why it’s harder than ever for a girl to get a date at college?

Drum roll please….Penn State University feminists showed their true colors by presenting C**tFest and SexFaire. Both events were funded by the university and “celebrated” women through tactics such as live nude performances, a “Tent of Consent” (later shut down by the university), and the proclamation of white males as the common enemy of all oppressed. Enlarged papier-ma^che’ female genitals were used as cups to serve punch. Soaps in the shape of private parts were passed out as favors. In the hypocritical tone reflected by most of today’s radical feminists, Penn State activists protested when a Hooters franchise threatened to move into the campus community, claiming the restaurant objectified women and threatened women’s safety on campus. The message sent to campus males was pretty obvious: women like objectification, but only when they are the objects of other women.

Next up….Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, which graced college campuses in 43 states. As part of the V-Day Initiative (yes, “V” stands for “vagina”), college feminists were encouraged to perform the play in an effort to “reclaim the word,” or as one participant exclaimed, turn the word “vagina” into something positive for women-such as mother goddess. Regardless of how the rest of campus women or men felt about the play, posters with painted renditions of female genitalia were scattered across many college campuses and participants were encouraged to buy V-Day Initiative t-shirts that contained the aforementioned graphic. Traditional Valentine’s Day celebrations were shunned in favor of V-Day. No men with candy or flowers allowed, unless in a manner celebrating, or reclaiming, a body part that was once considered private.

Item number three: Author and commentator Ann Coulter was excessively harassed while speaking at Duke University and, more recently, Cornell University (her alma mater). At Duke the campus feminists berated her for her views on abortion and the Violence Against Women Act. Cornell was even less kind, hurling oranges at her before she was almost physically attacked. All in all, women’s groups were militant, settling for low blows to Coulter’s intelligence and appearance and practicing their pitching with oranges.

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