A feminist professor who penned a controversial op-ed titled, “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” has followed that up with another provocative question, Campus Reform reported: “Why can’t we hate white people?”
Suzanna Danuta Walters’ Washington Post op-ed — in which she asked “is it really so illogical to hate men?” given a “land of legislatively legitimated toxic masculinity” — has garnered over 3,300 comments since it was published earlier this month.
The Northeastern University women’s studies professor also told male allies that they can aid the cause with a few actions, such as: “Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won’t be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. #BecausePatriarchy. It is long past time to play hard for Team Feminism. And win.”
What is the professor saying now?
Walters spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education about her op-ed, noting she doesn’t “hate men in some generic way” but that women’s “legitimate rage” against those who’ve “systematically abused them” makes sense.
She added to the Chronicle that she also could ask with legitimacy, “Why can’t we hate white people?” Campus Reform said.
Walters also pushed back against the supposition that such a question can be interpreted as hate speech since “almost all acts of gun violence against children in our schools are committed by white men” — and therefore it’s white men who are actually guilty of “weaponized hate speech,” Campus Reform added.
“So to talk about a feminist author who writes an op-ed with data that is indisputable and says, We have a right to anger — to say that that is hate speech is absolutely ludicrous,” she told the Chronicle, according to Campus Reform.
In addition Walters told the Chronicle “the world would be a better place for men and for women if we did away with gender altogether—gender norms, gender binaries, and so on,” Campus Reform said.
“And God knows men would be happier and better people if we did away with that. But they clearly also benefit from it. If you get more money in the world simply by virtue of having a penis rather than a vagina, you’re benefiting,” she added to the Chronicle, according to Campus Reform.
Limited access to the Chronicle piece
Campus Reform said it asked the Chronicle why reading Walter’s responses is restricted by a paywall and if its interview was conducted on the condition that it only would be accessible to Chronicle subscribers, but Campus Reform said the Chronicle didn’t respond.