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High-Priced Humiliation

Posted on | October 13, 2016 | 4 Comments

“Masculinity can be extremely toxic to our mental health, both to the people who are pressured to perform it and the people who are inevitably influenced by it. . . . Relevant to this discussion is how masculinity can harm our relationships with people and one’s ability to cope when relationships are difficult or end.”
Claremont College, Oct. 3, 2016

Annual tuition at Claremont College is $50,945 and room and board cost $15,740, and the question is why any parent would pay $66,685 a year to send their son to such an avowedly anti-male institution. If masculinity — the normal behavior of normal males — is inherently “toxic” and harmful in its influence, why shouldn’t Claremont ban males from campus altogether? Well, the school’s football team is currently 4-0, so apparently masculinity has its uses in academia, and as long as parents don’t mind their sons being insulted by the administration of this elite private college, the cognitive dissonance will continue.

In a statement to the Claremont Independent, Sabine Scott, a leader of the “Masculinity + Mental Health” event, said it was “a productive conversation” which “empowered both the men and women.”

Exactly how it is empowering to men to insult them as “toxic,” Ms. Scott did not explain, but no one expects college girls to make sense nowadays. Daddy spends $66,685 a year to send his precious princess to one of the most expensive schools on the West Coast, where she learns to spew a lot of trendy jargon and nothing else is required of her.

If nothing else, this administration-approved insult to male students  — and the failure of anyone on campus to object to it — probably answers my question, “Why Does Claremont Need a ‘Queer Resource Center’?


Claremont: They’re here, they’re queer, for $66,685 a year.

UPDATE: Oh, I guess there was at least one complaint:

“If masculinity is described as something negative — a mental illness — then this is sexism against men,” stated Will Gu [a freshman] in an email to the Independent. “Safe spaces . . . are supposed to make everyone feel comfortable. Criticizing masculinity makes males who adhere to traditional gender norms uncomfortable.”

Whining about “sexism against men” is weak sauce, Will. Male students at Claremont are being insulted by Sabine Scott and her feminist allies, and this insult — anti-male hate propaganda — is tacitly endorsed by the official authority of the college administration. Claremont collects $66,685 a year per student, thus requiring parents of male students to pay for these insults against their sons. Indeed, the anti-male agenda promoted by Sabine Scott is a regular part of the Claremont curriculum, thanks to the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.


Do not whine about being insulted, Mr. Gu — do something.

If there is still any male student at Claremont who has any shred of self-respect, he ought to withdraw from the college, and publicly announce this in a letter to the student newspaper explaining that the reason for his departure is the vicious hostility toward males on campus fomented by hate-filled feminist fanatics like Sabine Scott. It would be better for a young man to attend a community college or a second-tier state university than to be expected to tolerate insults for $66,685 a year at a posh playground for Special Snowflakes™ like Claremont.

Hell, boy, I’d rather drive a forklift than to put up with that nonsense.

UPDATE II: It seems young Will Gu is a conservative troublemaker on the Claremont campus. He recently went to report on a “safe space” event hosted by Pomona College’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC), where he was told that journalism was not permitted:

The process of stifling free press begins right as a journalist walks through the doors into the safe space. While I was initially welcomed when I asked if I could record the event and take notes, further questioning revealed I was trying to cover the event for a student-run publication. Even then, the event facilitators extended their warm welcome, until it was brought to light that this student-run publication was The Claremont Independent, a conservative-leaning paper. No more warm welcome and no more recording allowed, but I was still permitted to take notes. . . .
I was told that taking notes made participants uncomfortable, and that I should respect the AARC as a “safe space.” . . .
Despite making it clear that speech at this event should make all participants comfortable, attacks on capitalism and “capitalist violence,” the “heteropatriarchal” society, and traits of the “model minority” (like working hard and obeying the law) were left unchecked, without the slightest consideration of whether I, with differing political views, would feel comfortable listening to endless assaults to values which I hold dear. Yet with free press dead, who dares challenge this hypocrisy?

Well, while it is still my opinion that no self-respecting man would pay money to attend an anti-male school like Claremont, if your parents insist on sending you there, I suppose you should get your money’s worth by raising as much hell as possible. Never let those social-justice goons have a moment’s peace, Mr. Gu. Keep a close eye on them and, whenever you get a chance, force them to account for themselves. Make them sweat with fear at your presence on campus. And then laugh at their fear.



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