Two Views on Feminism

Two Views on Feminism

Streaming Video - 2014
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In this 1997 program, Think Tank host Ben Wattenberg elicits opposing views on the state of feminism from Catherine MacKinnon, Camille Paglia, and Christina Hoff Sommers. The opposing views presented in the program contribute significantly to the debate between gender feminists and equity feminists. MacKinnon defends "radical" feminist views and discusses pornography within the context of the exploitation and sexual subordination of women. On the other hand, Sommers criticizes feminists on the basis of anti-intellectual movements on campuses that promote male-bashing, female chauvinism, and portray women as perennial victims - a position that Sommers adamantly denies exists. Paglia also rejects "totalitarian feminism," which she holds responsible for creating hysteria among women by grossly exaggerating rape statistics. Sommers and Paglia also discuss the issues of wage gaps between the genders, abortion, and the Anita Hill case.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©1997
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sound, color


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