Lyndsay Kirkham is a radical feminist who is very active on her personal Twitter account. Following a name search, she is listed as a “Professor” in the “School of Liberal Arts and Sciences”, on the Toronto based Humber College’s staff directory page.
Kirkham is engaged in a wide variety of extreme dialogue (as one would expect from a feminist professor nowadays). But SoCawlege recently learned that she tweeted something rather disturbing about those critical of the so called “rape culture”.
In addition, she describes herself as a fan of “misandry” (the inverse of misogyny, it means a hatred of boys or men) in her Twitter bio.
Now could this just be a tongue-in cheek-comment? Perhaps. We have no idea if she is serious or not, but we do know a male professor could NEVER get away with a joke like that, claiming he is a fan of “misogyny” without mass protest outside his classroom and calls for punishment. We will let the double standard speak for itself.
Regardless, back onto the rape culture claim – the purpose of college is to question your idea of how the world works and to broaden your horizons. Why is asking for proof of something so terrible that it means you are doing “human” wrong? We are inquisitive creatures last time I checked.
If a student in one of her classes states the following, how do you think she would respond?:
“What is rape culture? A culture that supports rape? There are plenty of examples of that throughout human history, especially waring factions, and other large groups of people, who would capture prisoners and rape them without a second thought. Their group culture could be described as rape supporting. Perhaps the culture that exists in prisons today are examples of that as well, where inmates violate each other routinely and it isn’t considered terrible on the inside – but is there really a comparable level of ambivalence towards rape in our modern Western society? What evidence do you have that most people don’t have an issue with rape? That is what I feel would be needed for it to be part of our broader “culture.” Otherwise, it’s a fringe ideology…”
“Shut up! Do not question my dogma! You fail at being human!”
She is treating this like a religion after all. There is no hope of having civil, intelligent discourse in a classroom with a professor like that.
We encourage others to take a look at her Tweet history. It’s rather over the top.
Oh, and one last note on Lyndsay – she is one of the feminists supportive of the whole “manspreading” controversy. In a nutshell, she’s upset that men take up more space on the subway (for a variety of reasons) than women do. Hey Lyndsay, adults also take up more space than toddlers. People are different sizes, and have different anatomical parts that make certain positions possible. If this is the big crisis of gender equality in the first world, then we’ve already hit paradise.
UPDATE: Kirkham has claimed on Twitter that she no longer works at Humber College, specifically that she left in May. She has also claimed that she will be employed somewhere in the U.K. going forward. We are unable to verify either of these claims for the time being. If we find out more, we will update the article further.