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  1. #1 The Fabulous 'Factual Feminist' 
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    By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
    No one has done more than American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers to watchdog the perennially unreliable claims of activist feminism. Ever since her Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women (1994), Sommers, a former professor of philosophy, has been performing the invaluable service of fact checking assertions about the oppression of women that seemed on their face incredible but were nonetheless endlessly repeated by supposedly reputable writers, publications, and politicians. And time and again, when she took the trouble to trace such a claim to its source, she found it collapsed.
    In Who Stole Feminism, for instance, Sommers debunks the hysterical assertion that domestic violence against pregnant women was the leading cause of birth defects in the United States–more birth defects, some fumed, than all other causes combined. She discovered this absurd claim sprouted from the entirely different statement by a child care specialist introducing a speaker at a conference in 1989 that “we screen for battery far less than we screen for birth defects.” Yet once garbled and put into a manuscript and circulated among credulous activists, the phony claim was transmuted into a feminist “fact.”
    Sommers’s latest venture is her Monday morning video podcast, "The Factual Feminist." She’s already taken on the gender wage gap, the Ban Bossy campaign, and bogus statistics on sexual assault. Watch the series here, and watch for future links at THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Better yet, subscribe to "The Factual Feminist" and send it to your friends.


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    Christina Hoff Summers has been around a long time. I read her book Who Stole Feminism? years ago. She wrote the book as it was becoming clear that feminism was not only supporting increasingly anti-male public policy but was also taking a detour into absurdity and outright dottiness. It was an excellent book, and Summers, a PhD professor in philosophy, had her facts lined up with deadly accuracy.

    To get an idea of how she thinks, take a look at this interview on Book TV:

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?316041-...a-hoff-sommers

    She's someone worth listening to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    She's someone worth listening to.
    I listen to her podcasts and wanted to make sure everyone knew about her, she is a very logical thinker.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I listen to her podcasts and wanted to make sure everyone knew about her, she is a very logical thinker.
    I'm so glad you posted this thread. She is both logical and compassionate. But she has no tolerance for BS, and that's my favorite thing about her.
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