Northeastern is distancing itself from a professor who recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post that asked, “why can’t we hate men?”
Earlier this month, Northeastern professor Suzanna Danuta Walters published a column in the Washington Post entitled “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” The column faced a wave of backlash and criticism for its brazen bigotry against men as a group. Walters was even bold enough to request that men stop taking leadership positions in their companies and communities so that women can take on those roles instead.
So men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down. Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won’t be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. #BecausePatriarchy. It is long past time to play hard for Team Feminism. And win.
Northeastern, in a statement provided to Fox News, explained that Walters’ views certainly don’t represent the university. While this is true, Walters still holds a serious position of influence at the university. Walters is the Director of the institution’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Additionally, Walters is the editor-in-chief of Signs, a highly influential peer-reviewed feminist academic journal that has been around since 1975.
“The university has more than 1,000 faculty members whose viewpoints span the entire political spectrum,” a Northeastern spokesperson said in their statement. “Consistent with our unwavering commitment to academic freedom, the opinions of an individual professor do not reflect the views of the university or its leadership. Northeastern is committed to fostering an environment in which controversial ideas can be discussed, debated and challenged.”