October 24, 2015

I THINK THAT’S THE RIGHT RESPONSE: Anti-Feminist Speaker Suzanne Venker Reinvited to Speak at Williams College, Declines. “Venker, a conservative author and social critic who describes herself as an anti-feminist, was initially scheduled to give a lecture, but the informal student group cancelled her appearance in the wake of vicious criticism from other members of campus. Group Co-President Zach Wood was accused of ‘dipping your hands in the blood of marginalized people’ by inviting someone like Venker to speak, which persuaded him that the lecture shouldn’t take place.”

The proper response to that accusation was “you’re a loony.” Once you’ve cowered, it’s hard to un-cower gracefully.