Oberlin Feminists, If you won’t believe Christina Hoff Sommers will you believe Andrea XX?

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Oberlin Feminists, If you won't believe Christina Hoff Sommers will you believe Andrea XX?

Papa Bear: That is some­thing you must never do so let that be a les­son to you

Stan Beren­stain The Bike Jes­son 1964

Com­man­der Sela: Come in, gen­tle­men. Take a seat, please. Excuse me, I’m just fin­ish­ing up a speech. For you, Mis­ter Spock. I rather enjoy writ­ing. I don’t get to do it often in this job.
Lt. Cmdr Data: Per­haps you would be hap­pier in another job.

Star Trek TNG Uni­fi­ca­tion Part 2 1991

I read with some amuse­ment this story con­cern­ing the del­i­cate flow­ers empow­ered col­lege women at Ober­lin col­lege react­ing to Christina Hoff Som­mers’ sug­ges­tion that if one’s major is not con­ducive to mak­ing a liv­ing per­haps one should choose a dif­fer­ent one.

Mind you this is the same mes­sage she has given at other venues as well:

“A way under­grad­u­ate women can change the wage gap is to change their major,” Som­mers said. “Of the col­lege majors, naval archi­tec­ture is 97 per­cent male. Early child­hood edu­ca­tion is 98 per­cent female, social work 88 per­cent female. There is a big dif­fer­ence in what they major in.”

If more women were to change their majors from lower-​paying jobs such as child­hood edu­ca­tion to higher-​paying jobs like petro­leum engi­neer­ing, the wage gap would not be such an issue, Som­mers said.

Yet this dose of real­ity was so trau­matic for the some in the stu­dent body (even before it was given) that some lashed out at those who invited her as enabling rape while oth­ers have answered with love let­ters to them­selves or found the need for “safe spaces”

How­ever while the proper reac­tion to such peo­ple is intense ridicule as the father of two sons one still in col­lege I can’t fight the impulse to cou­ple my ridicule with some prac­ti­cal aid:

Ladies if you will not believe that nasty scary Christina Hoff Som­mers per­haps I can pro­vide a wit­ness more to your liking.

Meet Andrea XX

I have no idea why throw­ing bodyshaming/​slutshaming at Miley is being allowed a free pass. It’s the prop­a­ga­tion of het­eropa­tri­ar­chal crap.

— andria (@andria_xx) August 26, 2013

Her fem­i­nist bonafides are impressive:

“Hon­ors BA in Social Jus­tice and Peace Stud­ies” and is pur­su­ing a Master’s degree in Gen­der Studies.

Her blog is no longer up but two years ago she was about to defend her Mas­ters The­sis in Gen­der Stud­ies so we can safely pre­sume that by this time she has acquired said degree and while a Mas­ters in any sub­ject doesn’t impress either Dr. Shel­don Cooper or Dr. Amy Far­rah Fowler it should be enough to con­vince those hid­ing in Oberlin’s on cam­pus safe rooms that her opin­ion can be heard with­out trauma.

So Andrea XX tell us, just how valu­able is an Hon­ors BA in Social Jus­tice & Peace Stud­ies & a Mas­ters in Gen­der stud­ies?

“I have a hon­ors BA and I’m defend­ing my MA the­sis in two weeks. I am also apply for jobs and I can only find stuff in the ser­vice indus­try. I applied for a Hotel Front Desk Clerk job today. My degrees mean NOTH­ING. I am at the end of my rope.“

In fact it’s even worse that what it sounds:

andreaxx

Now while it is (almost) too late for Andrea XX to change direc­tion if you are an Ober­lin stu­dent you still have time to aban­don majors that make you unem­ploy­able and make sure that you are at least in a posi­tion to pay off your col­lege debt and have a life once you leave the safe room and enter the real world.

You won’t like the alter­na­tive, take andrea_xx’s word on it.

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It goes with­out say­ing that Andrea XX would not con­sider hit­ting DaTip­Jar but if you want jour­nal­ism that doesn’t come from that swarm men­tal­ity she belongs to I would ask you to hit DaTip­Jar and help me pay for it.

My goal is Twenty grand a year

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That gets all the bills paid. If I can get to Forty Thou­sand I can afford to travel out­side of New Eng­land and/​or hire me a blog­ger to help me get it done.

Con­sider Sub­scrib­ing 100 Sub­scribers at $20 a month will get the job done.

We’re extend­ing our March pre­mium to April for tip jar hit­ters of $50 or more is Stacy McCain’s book: Sex Trou­ble: Essays on Rad­i­cal Fem­i­nism and the War Against Human Nature

Sub­scribe at $50 or more in April and receive each monthly pre­mium shipped the date of your payment.

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Papa Bear:  That is something you must never do so let that be a lesson to you

Stan Berenstain The Bike Jesson 1964

Commander Sela: Come in, gentlemen. Take a seat, please. Excuse me, I’m just finishing up a speech. For you, Mister Spock. I rather enjoy writing. I don’t get to do it often in this job.
Lt. Cmdr Data: Perhaps you would be happier in another job.

Star Trek TNG Unification Part 2 1991

I read with some amusement this story concerning the delicate flowers empowered college women at Oberlin college reacting to Christina Hoff Sommers’ suggestion that if one’s major is not conducive to making a living perhaps one should choose a different one.

Mind you this is the same message she has given at other venues as well:

“A way undergraduate women can change the wage gap is to change their major,” Sommers said. “Of the college majors, naval architecture is 97 percent male. Early childhood education is 98 percent female, social work 88 percent female. There is a big difference in what they major in.”

If more women were to change their majors from lower-paying jobs such as childhood education to higher-paying jobs like petroleum engineering, the wage gap would not be such an issue, Sommers said.

Yet this dose of reality was so traumatic for the some in the student body (even before it was given) that some lashed out at those who invited her as enabling rape while others have answered with love letters to themselves or found the need for “safe spaces”

However while the proper reaction to such people is intense ridicule as the father of two sons one still in college I can’t fight the impulse to couple my ridicule with some practical aid:

Ladies if you will not believe that nasty scary Christina Hoff Sommers perhaps I can provide a witness more to your liking.

Meet Andrea XX

I have no idea why throwing bodyshaming/slutshaming at Miley is being allowed a free pass. It’s the propagation of heteropatriarchal crap.

— andria (@andria_xx) August 26, 2013

Her feminist bonafides are impressive:

“Honors BA in Social Justice and Peace Studies” and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Gender Studies.

Her blog is no longer up but two years ago she was about to defend her Masters Thesis in Gender Studies so we can safely presume that by this time she has acquired said degree and while a Masters in any subject doesn’t impress either Dr. Sheldon Cooper or Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler it should be enough to convince those hiding in Oberlin’s on campus safe rooms that her opinion can be heard without trauma.

So Andrea XX tell us,  just how valuable is an Honors BA in Social Justice & Peace Studies & a Masters in Gender studies?

“I have a honors BA and I’m defending my MA thesis in two weeks. I am also apply for jobs and I can only find stuff in the service industry. I applied for a Hotel Front Desk Clerk job today. My degrees mean NOTHING. I am at the end of my rope.“

In fact it’s even worse that what it sounds:

andreaxx

Now while it is (almost) too late for Andrea XX to change direction if you are an Oberlin student you still have time to abandon majors that make you unemployable and make sure that you are at least in a position to pay off your college debt and have a life once you leave the safe room and enter the real world.

You won’t like the alternative, take andrea_xx’s word on it.

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It goes without saying that Andrea XX would not consider hitting DaTipJar but if you want journalism that doesn’t come from that swarm mentality she belongs to I would ask you to hit DaTipJar and help me pay for it.

My goal is Twenty grand a year

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That gets all the bills paid.  If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire me a blogger to help me get it done.

Consider Subscribing 100 Subscribers at $20 a month will get the job done.

 

We’re extending our March premium to April for tip jar hitters of $50 or more is Stacy McCain’s book:  Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature

Subscribe at $50 or more in April and receive each monthly premium shipped the date of your payment.

All Tip Jar hits in April of $10 or more will get a copy of Jeff Trapani’s excellent E-Book Victor the Monster Frankenstein.