People sometimes tell me they would never send their children to a public university because the campuses are overrun with liberal feminists. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most of these campuses are overrun with leftists posing as liberal feminists, not true liberal feminists. There’s a huge difference. A recent evaluation I found on Rate My Professors illustrates the distinction:
“I took Mike Adams’ class because I read his articles and heard about how horrific he was. And the truth is that he is by far the best professor I’ve ever had. He is hysterically funny and ridiculously smart. He cares about his students and if you make an effort, he duly notes it. This class alone made me want to go into law. Highly recommend him.”
These evaluations are anonymous but students usually tip their hand when writing them. The author of this one is a feminist who enrolled in one of my introductory level courses. Several characteristics of her thinking show that she’s actually a liberal, rather than a leftist. In case you missed them, here they are:
1. She actively seeks out opinions contrary to her own. Note that this student read my articles before enrolling in the class. And please note that “articles” is plural. After reading the first one, which surely presented her with at least one idea running contrary to her worldview, she kept on reading. This is the antithesis of the “safe space” mentality, which is espoused by campus leftists seeking to be insulated at all times from ideas that run contrary to their own.
2. She is undeterred by pressure to engage in intellectual conformity. Note also that she had heard how “horrific” I was before enrolling in the class. This probably means that both her feminist friends and her leftist feminist professors discouraged her from taking the class – probably through the use of ad hominem attacks on the instructor. Nonetheless, she decided to resist the pressure to conform intellectually to her surroundings. In other words, she resisted the leftist mob mentality and decided to think and act as an individual.
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