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GENDER WARS

National Review Claims ‘War on Men’

‘The powerful women’s lobby is fighting a war of attrition against men.’

According to the National Review, feminism is ruining men’s lives—again. The conservative publication, in partnership with the nonprofit Independent Women’s Forum, hosted a debate Thursday night with the topic: “Is there a war on women? Or is it a war on men?” Panelists included Fox News pundit (and Daily Beast columnist) Kirsten Powers; an editor at Vanity Fair; and Christina Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men. “The powerful women’s lobby is fighting a war of attrition against men,” according to Sommers, who has also claimed that the game “tag” is being phased-out for the more girl-friendly “circle of friends.” Clearly a tragedy. This is not the first time the National Review has suggested the so-called war on men: the line originated in an election-year column by the magazine’s editor-at-large, Kathryn Jean Lopez, in which she said the church is feminist because “women are in the pope’s prayers" and took issue with the treatment of men such as Rick Santorum.

Read it at The New Republic

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