In the topsy turvy world of Leftist attack dogs, a Muslim reformer is an “anti-Islamic extremist,” and the “Factual Feminist” is a “male supremacist.” This month, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expanded its political twisting of “hate” to smear critics of radical feminism.
“Male supremacy is a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women,” explained the SPLC’s “extremist file” on “Male Supremacy” hate groups. Among those pushing for “the subjugation of women” are female critics of the far-Left push for enforced equality of outcome and abortion on demand, according to the SPLC.
“Women, too, have helped give the men’s rights movement a veneer of even-handedness,” the group reported. “Prominent MRAs [Men’s Rights Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey.”
The kicker: “Men’s rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns.”
Christina Hoff Sommers has a Ph.D. in philosophy and serves as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). She also produces the “Factual Feminist” video series on YouTube. Hoff Sommers takes a bipartisan evidence-based approach to gender issues, looking behind the feminist sound bites and examining the possibility that not all gender imbalances are caused by sexist oppression.