Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers is an American author and former philosophy professor who is known for her critique of late 20th century feminism, and her writings about feminism in contemporary American culture. Her most widely discussed books are Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women and The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men. Although some of her critics refer to her as anti-feminist, Sommers thinks of herself as an equity feminist who faults contemporary feminism for "its irrational hostility to men, its recklessness with facts and statistics, and its inability to take seriously the possibility that the sexes are equal – but different."
Early Life and CareerEdit
A former philosophy professor in Ethics at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the nonpartisan Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.She has spoken and participated in debates at over one hundred college campuses and served on the national advisory board of the Independent Women's Forum.
Sommers is a registered Democrat. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy categorizes Sommers' equity feminist views as classical liberal or libertarian and socially conservative. Sommers has criticized how "conservative scholars have effectively been marginalized, silenced, and rendered invisible on most campuses." In an article for the text book, Moral Soundings, Sommers makes the case for moral conservation and traditional values.
She also produces videos for Prager University , an unaccredited online school.
She has written several books, namely (1986) Right and Wrong: Basic Readings in Ethics. (1995), Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women, (2000) The War Against Boys. (2003) Vice & Virtue in Everyday life. (2006) One Nation Under Therapy and (2009) The Science on Women in Science.
Involvement in GamerGateEdit
At this point in time is Sommers one of the leading figures within the GamerGate community, often regarded as the most academically influenced person involved. Boogie2988 regards her as being one of his top 5 feminists around.. Sommers sees the GamerGate people as a community who are able to turn the feminists around, stating that going after the gamers was a mistake. Wrong group to irritate. She often talks on Twitter with Adam Baldwin and releases videos on the subject of equality feminism. On Twitter, she is known to be standing up for the gamer community, for example against the New Yorker .