Hated, Victimized, Oppressed are Back
Don't remember her? She's the radical feminist law professor who believes that all sex between men and women is rape, even between husbands and wives.
Back in the 1990s she caught the ear of Sen. Joe Biden which led to the asinine Violence Against Women Act, which proclaimed violence against women wasn't just a crime it was a civil rights violation.
It asserted that violence against women committed by men was mostly driven by anti-female gender animus. Not passion. Not jealousy. Not profit. Not drunkeness. Anti-female animus.
Fortunately for the cause of justice, that portion of the law was overturned by the Supreme Court. Not even Sandra Day O'Connor could support a law that treated women as a class of victims with men as their institutional oppressors.
Apparently, with Obama ready to take over the presidency and liberals ready to make even greater gains in Congress, victim-feminists like MacKinnon feel safe enough to venture out of the academy (University of Michigan) and once again take their rightful place in political society. That would be in lecturing others and crafting legislation to protect women who are too dumb to know they are hated, victimized, and oppressed by the average American male.
"Gender justice calls for far more than the conventional equality approach that treats likes alike."
Got that? So writes, Professor MacKinnon. Out with "conventional equality," that is, equal justice under the law, and in with "Gender Justice."
What would Gender Justice look like.
First, judges have to be allowed to recognize that women are second-class citizens, born to be victimized and so need special protections against the scourge known as men. Once that is understood, everything else falls beautifully into place. Men accused of rape and found not guilty in state court, can be prosecuted in federal court for allegedly violating the civil rights of their accuser. This is what the Supreme Court threw out of VAWA. Time to bring it back, according to MacKinnon. And Obama's just the liberal kind of guy to put the sort of justices on the Supreme Court willing to do so.
Happy Days are here again.