When he lived in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz, a PhD student and lecturer at the University of Southern California considered himself a feminist. Not since moving to America. In Turkey, he fought for women's rights because he was surrounded by women who were being oppressed, being imprisoned, being raped, being murdered. Now, he's surrounded by campus feminists, some of the most privileged human beings on earth.
As a hobby, and with the same fervor he defended women in Turkey, he's begun a campaign against Title 9. He wants to use its sexist mechanisms against itself.
Title 9 is extremely complicated, a whole show unto itself, but what Pekgoz has latched onto is the law's ambiguous language. The law was written as a way to level the playing field for women, academically. Now that the playing field slants in their favor, the law can be useful for once again leveling the playing field, this time for men.
Earlier this year, Pekgoz filed a complaint, noting that “Men are a minority at Yale University (48%) and nationwide enrollment rates for men are even lower (42.8%)," his letter asserted, adding that “men are even less likely to graduate from college after initial enrollment. Therefore, affirmative action for women in colleges is irrational: indeed, it would only stand to reason to implement affirmative action for male students."
In response, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is looking into alleged anti-male discrimination as practiced by the Yale Women Faculty Forum, the Working Women's Network, the Yale University Women's Organization, and the Yale Women's Campaign School.
The law was written as a way to level the playing field for women, academically. Now that the playing field slants in their favor, the law can be useful for once again leveling the playfield, this time for men.
It's classic Marxist pie-in-the-face slapstick: The so-called “Have-Nots" protested and rioted, exclaiming that they were being oppressed by the “Haves." Eventually, the “Have-Nots" gained the power, and abruptly became the “Haves," while the former “Haves" were relegated into “Have-Nots" status. At least, that's how a campus Marxist would explain it. My apologies for the nonsensical jargon. At the heart of things, it's really simple: Discrimination has been running rampant under the guise of “anti-discrimination."
As Chief Justice John Glover Roberts Jr. stated in a discrimination case in 2007, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." The same applies to gender. But that sort of common sense has no place in campus Marxism.