Feminist Ph.D. Blames @KatiePavlich for Patriarchy, Misogyny, ‘Rape Culture’?




Meet @AngieLCarter, who plans to complete her Ph.D. in sociology this year at Iowa State University, and who apparently helped lead protesters Tuesday against author Katie Pavlich:


Twitchy reports on what went down in Ames, Iowa:

Townhall editor and Twitchy favorite Katie Pavlich spoke Tuesday night at Iowa State University on the topic of “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Conservative Perspective.” We’ve heard plenty of liberals give their take on campus sexual assault: some universities officially advise female students to blow a whistle, vomit, fake a disease or justuse the buddy system and campus “safe zones” to avoid being raped.
By all means, though, women on campus should not arm themselves, for fear that they might mistakenly “feel” they’re in trouble when they’re actually not and “pop a round at somebody.”
Pavlich says that anti-gun protesters attended her speech, which is no surprise.

Go read the whole thing at Twitchy. Can you guess how reporter Gavin Aronsen spun the story in the local AmesTribune?

Controversial author: Fight
rape with guns on campuses

More than 200 people attended a lecture Tuesday evening at Iowa State University’s Memorial Union, many in protest, by a conservative author and Fox News political commentator known for her controversial views on sexual assault on college campuses. . . .
The speaker, Katie Pavlich, in a lecture titled “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Conservative Perspective,” castigated university administrators and liberals alike for what she said was their aversion to empowering women to defend themselves against rapists. . . .
“Because of these policies women are being turned into victims in order to uphold anti-gun political philosophies held by administrators. What can be a woman’s best defense against a sexual assault? A gun.” . . .
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Iowa is one of 23 states where individual campuses can choose whether to allow guns on campus. ISU does not allow it.

Is it “controversial” to say that a woman with a gun is less likely to be raped? Is there nothing “controversial” about Iowa State University’s policy? May we inquire what Pavlich’s critics are teaching at ISU?

Angie Carter is a Sociology PhD candidate co-majoring in ISU’s Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA). Her sociological areas of interest include symbolic interaction, narrative construction, inequality, gender, social change, agrifood systems, and the environment. Her research has studied community natural resource programs, farmland ownership and conservation adoption, and social justice in agrifood systems. While at ISU, Carter has participated in both the Preparing Future Faculty program and the Emerging Leaders Academy.
Carter’s dissertation is a multi-method analysis of the social processes related to farmland owner legitimacy in conservation decision-making and their relationship to gendered agricultural narratives. . . .
Additional research interests include the construction of masculinity in agriculture, the integration of justice within the sustainable agricultural paradigm, feminist pedagogical approaches, the symbolic uses of “human nature” and its connection to social inequality, the control and revision of cultural narratives, gendered organizations and institutional change, the privatization of the public university and the changing place of public science, and environmental justice social movements.
Upon graduation in May 2015, Carter plans to continue to integrate theory and practice through her research and teaching as a professor.


Yeah. There is this place called “the real world” — far, far away from this academic indoctrination center where Angie Carter is among the “Emerging Leaders” — and in the real world, farmers grow corn and raise hogs. Real farmers don’t have time to worry about “the construction of masculinity,” “gendered agricultural narratives” and “environmental justice social movements.”


The question is not why “controversial” Katie Pavlich was confronted by protesters at ISU. The question is: “Do Iowa taxpayers know what kind of lunatic gibberish is being taught at ISU?”

Fact: Women receive about 70% of bachelor’s degrees in sociology, and also receive nearly two-thirds of Ph.D.s in the field. Because sociology has become so dominated by women, and because women in academia are generally adherents of radical feminism, this field is now an ideological swamp of jargon and “theory” that teaches nothing useful about human society. Isn’t it time legislators in Iowa and other states begin exercising their authority as stewards of taxpayers’ money and investigate what citizens are getting for the millions of dollars that are pumped into Academic Nonsense Factories called “state universities”?

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