Northeastern University’s director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies demands that men “step away” because “we have every right to hate you.”
“So, in this moment, here in the land of legislatively legitimated toxic masculinity,” Walters begins. “Is it really so illogical to hate men?”
“My edge has been crossed for a long time,” Walters said, citing the recent Eric Schneiderman and Harvey Weinstein accusations and the incidents of live-streamed sexual assaults and “red pill men’s groups and rape camps.”
“Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men,” Walters wrote, scoffing at feminists who insist that they “don’t hate men.”
Objecting to women, like Michelle Obama, who argue that “#NotAllMen” are the problem, Walters suggested that “maybe it’s time for us to go all Thelma and Louise and Foxy Brown on their collective butts.”
She then tells men that “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,” they should follow a series of self-effacing instructions.
“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,” she elaborated.
“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.”
While Walters advocates for electing women instead of men in the op-ed, she also asserted in an interview with Northeastern’s news website during the 2016 election that not just “any woman” would do, saying that sending a woman like Carly Fiorina or Sarah Palin to the White House “would set all women back” because of their anti-feminist “agendas.”
This is not the first instance of Walters’ targeting men and labeling masculinity as negative or toxic. In a a 2014 Twitter post, Walters also blamed “warped masculinity” for gun violence.
In addition to being the director of the WGS program, Walters’ also teaches classes like “Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture,” which, according to the course description, “analyzes popular texts and media for their treatment of gender and sexuality and the intersection of those categories.”
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UPDATE: Northeastern University Media Relations Specialist Shannon Nargi provided the following statement to Campus Reform:
"Northeastern University steadfastly supports a safe and inclusive learning and working environment in which hate has no place. The university has more than 1,000 faculty members whose viewpoints span the entire political spectrum. 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."