Feminists are insufferable: Professor blames Jesus, Santa for making Christmas a 'patriarchal construct'

 

The offended professor...

The offended professor…


Campus Reform: Tis the season—of fighting the patriarchy, that is. In her op-ed, titled “A Holly Jolly Feminist Minefield,” Professor Latham Hunter of McMaster University in Ontario complains “it’s impossible to ‘do’ Christmas without running into one patriarchal construct after another.”

“Pity the poor mother who wants to enjoy the holiday season and pass along the delight and warmth of various yuletide traditions but who doesn’t particularly want to put the Christ back in Christmas, as it were, or reinforce the notion that men are the foundation of the most important things in the world, like school vacations and presents,” Hunter wrote.

According to Hunter, Christmas carols are some of the worst culprits. “O Come All Ye Faithful,” she says, is “a locus of feminist unease and hypocrisy.”
Hunter said she can’t support “singing the praises of a man [Jesus] who rules over everything.”
frostySanta Claus, too, is a patriarchal construct because he’s “a white male who, by the way, gets all the credit for labour overwhelmingly done by women.” Even the classic secular Christmas carol “Frosty the Snowman” can’t be trusted, Hunter says, because it’s about a “male character.” Hunter said that at Christmas one can only “wonder if it’s possible for kids to grow up NOT believing that girls should be men’s emotional handmaidens.”
Apparently the patriarchy doesn’t stop there. The time-honored tradition of exchanging Christmas presents has been hijacked as well.
“Christmas toys”—not to be confused with normal toys—“are so rigidly defined by gender stereotypes that finding gender-neutral options feels not unlike an Arthurian quest,” she wrote.
Lest anyone think Christmas movies to be a safe haven for feminists, Hunter exposes them to be the patriarchal inventions of our time. Whether it’s It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, or even Elf, all are guilty of having male protagonists.

Not so wonderful life...for feminists, of course!

Not so wonderful life…for feminists, of course!


While Hunter does admit that Miracle on 34th Street features women in lead roles, she counters that it’s actually “the exception that proves the rule” because “little Susan and her mother get a house in the ‘burbs, a husband and a baby.” 
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Although the good professor rates a 4.0 on ratemyprofessor.com, here are some of the comments about her (which are clearly misogynistic):

  • “He (sic) scale is based on who agrees with her. Facts, ability and results are secondary. As long as you agree with her, it can be absent of spelling, punctuation and written in crayon.”
  • “I won’t argue she is intelligent….but she is emotional and irrational as well..she can be tolerated if you agree with everything she says …she twists all topics to focus on the injustices of men in society.
  • “She gave unclear instructions and was very vague with her comments. Gave little justification for marks given and takes her time responding to emails making it impossible to get in contact with her.”
  • “By far the WORST teacher I’ve had. Hard marker but doesn’t offer any suggestions, just critiques with comments like “cliche”. Doesn’t provide proper guidance/instructions. It’s an unrelated but mandatory class and she is making the whole class fail. HORRIBLE.”
  • “Dr. Hunter’s ratings used to be in the U of Western Ontario section (and may I add that they were very low). It’s depressing to see a professional unable to face the fact that she might have some flaws in her teaching method. Rather than destroy the evidence of her shortcomings, perhaps Hunter would be better served to try and correct them.”

At least this feminist loves her:

  • She is a feminist which is a good thing, especially for this course. She looks at and teaches everything from a left wing perspective. Take her class if you can. Its (sic) mind boggling.

DCG

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0 responses to “Feminists are insufferable: Professor blames Jesus, Santa for making Christmas a 'patriarchal construct'

  1. The professor seems to have forgotten Mary.

    In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
    Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
    “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
    The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”
    “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
    – Luke 1:26-38

     
    • Exactly, TD!
      But my guess is that Prof. Hunter resents Mary even more than the Christ patriarchy, for saying “yes”: “I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”

       
      • Yes, Dr, Eowyn, that was going through my mind even as I was writing my comment. Perhaps she would have been more satisfied with Debora in Judges. But I really think she’s more likely to be happy with Jezebel.

         
    • Exactly traildust!! But I think this woman just likes to hate, especially anything that has to do with God. As for her Santa hatred,it may stem from years of coal in her stocking. She probably would vote for Obama given the chance, he obviously hates coal too. 😉

       
      • “But I think this woman just likes to hate, especially anything that has to do with God.” THAT, along with the “victimhood” mentality that has intentionally manifested itself during the past 7 years. Democrats need that victimhood to feed off of, to portray themselves as the party of sympathy and compassion for the poor souls who can’t lift themselves out of their own perceived problems (manipulators manipulating victims, vicious circle). Makes for good votes and dependency.

         
  2. At the root of “feminists” like Canadian professor Latham Hunter is a steaming ever-bubbling cauldron of HATRED and resentment against men. A psychiatrist would say that theirs is a daddy issue, which is then generalized to all male authority figures. Thus, their hatred for God the Father and the Son.
    Hunter and all radical feminists are deeply unhappy and bitter women. May God have mercy on them.

     
  3. If the nutty professor is enraged over all the “male” things happening on Dec 25th. perhaps she should pick someone else’s birthday to celebrate her pagan rituals. She’s as crazy as a loon; it’s distressing that this kind of insanity is teaching kids in this world. Perhaps the state of the world is best explained in part by that.

     
  4. It’s so sad she doesn’t have anything constructive to do with her life.She’s obviously not stupid,just,as Northerngirl says,crazy as a loon. It’d be awesome if she could focus her energy on something IMPORTANT.

     
  5. Back on the planet I was born on (the pre 1960’s planet) these jaded yahoos, their gay and tranny cousins, radical blax who want to utterly destroy western civilization and every other pile of riff-raff would have been rounded up, medicated and sent to the “dark side of the moon” rest home for the criminally insane
    Now the inmates are running the asylum as well as everything else.

     
  6. I wonder how she feels about Baby New Year.
    You know, that diaper doesn’t change itself.

     
  7. With apologies to Doc E, the only thing they got right when it came to coining the term “Institution of Higher Learning” was the “Institution” part.
    -Dave

     
  8. Feminism is such a buzz-kill! Despite being an atheist, I still enjoy some traditions surrounding the Christmas holiday. Feminism is affirmative action for upper class women. What humorless drones!

     

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