Magazine article Insight on the News

Women Get Hate Male

Magazine article Insight on the News

Women Get Hate Male

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Women's-studies programs on college campuses teach students that the modern female suffers in a male-dominated society, an analysis of the field's most widely used textbooks shows. Marriage is a burden and an "instrument of oppression," according to one textbook. Motherhood is "a mixture of satisfaction and pleasure, plus anger, frustration, and bitterness," says another. Fathers are "foreign male elements" who stand between mothers and daughters, a third asserts.

Most of the textbooks and course outlines are riddled with factual inaccuracies to deliberately mislead young women and omit the advances women have made through the decades to push an antimale agenda, says Christine Stolba, a senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that conducted the review. She reviewed five of the most widely used women's-studies textbooks and more than 30 course outlines from major colleges and universities offering these programs.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged in women's-studies textbooks that women have been and continue to be the victims of oppression," Stolba concludes in her report, Lying in a Room of One's Own: How Women's Studies Miseducates Students. …

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