The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the leftist media's go-to resource for justifying its smears of conservative groups as "hate groups," has now expanded its targets to demonize critics of radical feminism as well, according to PJ Media.
In its "extremist file" on "Male Supremacy," the SPLC declares that "Male supremacy is a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women," and that some women themselves have enabled this subjugation.
"Women, too, have helped give the men’s rights movement a veneer of even-handedness," claims the SPLC. "Prominent MRAs [Men's Rights Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey."
Among those anti-feminist female voices are "equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns."
Christina Hoff Sommers is no ideologue, left or right. A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) who goes by "the Factual Feminist," she breaks with the left by insisting on a fact-based perspective on gender issues in her popular YouTube video series, which includes her debunking of the left's lie about the so-called gender wage gap (see one such video above).
Sommers, as PJ Media points out, "push[es] for equality between the sexes and a deeper understanding of social and political conditions that help both men and women flourish." This includes an acknowledgement of the issues men struggle with. "Men have to be the only oppressor class in history who are less educated, more victimized and have shorter lives than those they oppress," she has noted.
For such even-handed treatment of the sexes, the SPLC has labeled her an enabler of "male supremacy," as it also has with forensic psychologist Helen Smith, author of Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream — and Why It Matters. Smith, PJ Media notes, "has pushed back on the Leftist narrative about 'toxic masculinity'" and has suggested "that both men and women should meet one another's needs in marriage." Why, she's practically a terrorist.
If the Southern Poverty Law Center truly wants to be thorough in its identification of hate groups, perhaps it should take a look in the mirror.