8 Sep 2016

Feminist Mass Hysteria

"Horrifying cultural moment in which the very foundation of our civilisation is in peril." Professor Fiamengo argues that feminism, and the claim that we live in a "rape culture" in particular, is an instance of mass hysteria.

Mark Pearson Interview at ICMI 2016 in London, UK:

Mark Pearson Lecture at ICMI 2016 in London, UK:

Links and References

http://now.org/
Sulkowicz
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/now-calls-g...
http://heatst.com/culture-wars/columb...
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7759
http://www.cknw.com/2016/03/24/women-...
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/02/08/...
https://www.change.org/p/california-s...
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souad_F...
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/mag...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Roy,...
“one girl was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome, likely the source of the mass psychogenic illness, and most of the girls who received treatment for conversion disorder were back to normal in time for graduation.”
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...
http://beltmag.com/the-mattoon-mad-ga...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/n...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martens...
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/pd...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/opi...
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/7...
http://www.medscape.com/features/slid...
“Susceptibility to mass hysteria has not been consistently associated with any specific personality or intelligence profile, although female gender is a definite risk factor. One theory suggests that mass hysteria is a 'social phenomenon involving otherwise healthy people.' “
“in a 1989 episode that affected 400 adolescent schoolgirls in Russia, media reports helped spread the symptoms to the wider community.”
“Episodes of mass hysteria almost always include only females or a mix of females and males, usually with female predominance. Male-only cases are extremely rare.”

http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and...
http://msmagazine.com/blog/2015/11/10...
http://www.womensmediacenter.com/feat...
http://www.feministcritics.org/blog/2...
“During the 1980s, feminist researchers committed to the rape-culture theory had discovered that asking women directly if they had been raped yielded disappointing results—very few women said that they had been. So Ms. commissioned University of Arizona public health professor Mary Koss to develop a different way of measuring the prevalence of rape. Rather than asking female students about rape per se, Koss asked them if they had experienced actions that she then classified as rape. Koss’s method produced the 25 percent rate, which Ms. then published”

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