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A helpful reminder where the “FemiNazi” epithet comes from

Matthew Vadum author image / /   36 Comments

I seem to recall that it was Rush Limbaugh who coined the term “feminazi” to describe the most militant of feminists. It was from about two decades ago when feminists, who were especially aggressive on university campuses, openly embraced totalitarianism.

Intellectuals Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon embraced a fascistic form of feminism that sought to dictate how Americans thought and behaved.

MacKinnon, amazingly enough a law professor, injected a virulent poison into criminal law. “I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated,” she is on record as saying.

Dworkin was as original and nutty. “[W]omen live with those who oppress them, sleep with them, have their children — we are tangled, hopelessly it seems, in the gut of the machinery and way of life which is ruinous to us,” she said.

For years it seemed like Dworkin and MacKinnon’s stifling fem-fascism was fading away.

But now it seems to be coming back. CNN talking head Sally Kohn (pictured above), whom no one would mistake for a thoughtful person, is openly embracing outlawing thought with which she disagrees.

This buffoonish in-your-face leftist lesbian said it’s a good thing if conservatives feel unable to express their views for fear of facing hostility from their peers or professors.

“If they feel like they can no longer speak against positive social change, good,” Kohn said.

Yes, she actually said that during a debate at the University of Missouri. Such advocacy is merely an excuse for criticizing multiculturalism and other progressive ideas, she explained.

Think about that — while you still can.