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

Posted on | March 11, 2015 | 84 Comments

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 just use 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”?



84 Responses to “Feminist Ph.D. Blames @KatiePavlich for Patriarchy, Misogyny, ‘Rape Culture’?”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

    I thought the football strapped to his pack was a nice touch.

  2. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

    Apparently she’s not all that photogenic as goggling her name leads to a photopage wherein almost none of the pictures are of her, some aren’t even female.
    When you state you’d ”have done her”, would that have been wearing a condom or wielding a shovel?
    P.S. I prefer macroaggression.

  3. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 4:12 pm

    Ya gotta admire her enthusiasm.

  4. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 4:15 pm

    I’ve no doubt she’d have a wonderful bedside manner. People like her will surely have a dynamic effect on the doctor patient ratio.

  5. uselogic19
    March 11th, 2015 @ 4:18 pm

    Creative stacking.

  6. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 4:24 pm

    Quite. But people who get too intoxicated to be capable of informed consent shouldn’t and probably don’t carry.

  7. Feminist Ph.D. Blames @KatiePavlich for Patriarchy, Misogyny, ‘Rape Culture’? | Living in Anglo-America
    March 11th, 2015 @ 6:08 pm
  8. DeadMessenger
    March 11th, 2015 @ 6:54 pm

    I think the blind & drunk guy would shoot himself once he sobered up and realized what he’d done.

  9. The Osprey
    March 11th, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

    I think you’ve milked that one for all it was worth.

  10. Zohydro
    March 11th, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

    No… I believe you’ve just earned that honour!

  11. Zohydro
    March 11th, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

    “Charmed” and “strange”, “top” and “bottom” quarks… Sounds quite gay to me!

  12. DavidD
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

    Oh, how did the human race ever manage to survive centuries and centuries of just plain farming, with no hint of “gendered agricultural narratives”?

  13. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

    Feminists have a point on this one. Given their paper-thin standards for what comprises rape, they might cap off their own boy friend for any number of reasons. If feminists ask questions like “How do you know when you’ve been raped,” it’s probably not a good idea to arm them. I never see anyone posting stuff about “How do you know when you’ve suffered a home invasion” or “How do you know when you’ve been beaten, robbed, and pitched into a river?”

    How did Poland know it was invaded? Did they hire a consultant?

  14. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:32 pm

    Wake up! Gender agrifood systems is code for “cow-rape.”

    See: cow rape.

  15. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

    We declare this innocent young woman innocent of the crime of murder by virtue of regret in the first degree.

    Next case.

  16. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

    And then rapes them. Cows should be armed with horns or something. Not trombones but sharp pointy things to gore cow-rapists.

  17. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

    Wrong. All men should be armed so they can commit suicide if their girl friend’s alcohol level is over 1.0 or a condom fell off.

  18. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    More like the transgendered cowperson’s association.

  19. Fail Burton
    March 11th, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    See: naked singularities.

  20. Jeanette Victoria
    March 11th, 2015 @ 9:25 pm

    Lunacy but dangerous thus kid if rhetoric could lead to government confiscation and ultimately famine And

    @AngieLCarter is agreeing and retweeting this nonsense

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  22. Jeanette Victoria
    March 11th, 2015 @ 9:28 pm

    OMG this is nuts just how many people have died because 0f Rachael Carson?

  23. DeadMessenger
    March 11th, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

    Physics pr0n.

    Edit: Probably opened the door for black hole jokes here.

  24. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

    Did you read what she wrote?

  25. Dianna Deeley
    March 11th, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

    The poetry major? No. I was responding in a general manner; personally, I am an – at best – workman-like poet. I understand the mechanics, but…the inspiration? Not so much.

  26. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 10:56 pm

    She writes yammering jargon I doubt her poetry is any better.

  27. Daniel Freeman
    March 11th, 2015 @ 11:35 pm

    That’s bull. We are not yet done steering this thread punningly!

  28. Daniel Freeman
    March 11th, 2015 @ 11:38 pm

    Two separate people, Angie and the unnamed Jeopardy contestant.

  29. Daniel Freeman
    March 11th, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    The problem is that the people making this argument aren’t thinking of the same thing gun advocates are when they say “rape”.

    That’s a strategy by both sides, and only a problem for the clumsier side.

    The exoteric discourse of feminism tells people that it’s about equality, and leaves the definition of rape up to the public’s imagination. The esoteric doctrine of the cult is so sexist that it leads its priestesses to believe that if a man and a woman are equally incapacitated and incapable of consent, then he raped her.

    I believe that Katie Pavlich is essentially trolling the ideologues, daring them to be open and honest with the public about what they mean by “rape.” They’re trying not to rise to the bait, but the #patriarchy hashtag shows that they’re on the verge of giving away the scam.

  30. Adobe_Walls
    March 11th, 2015 @ 11:51 pm

    Right, so she doesn’t even write bad poetry.

  31. Daniel Freeman
    March 11th, 2015 @ 11:52 pm

    Thank God.

  32. Daniel Freeman
    March 12th, 2015 @ 1:33 am

    If I knew my pop culture well enough, then I expect that I could combine that with “degenerate white dwarf stars,” but I assume that the result would be appallingly tasteless.

  33. RS
    March 12th, 2015 @ 10:05 am

    The only quibble is that he’s carrying the rifle behind its center of gravity. That would get tiring quickly.

    And yes, I have too much time on my hands.

  34. RS
    March 12th, 2015 @ 10:06 am

    Also, HTML fail.