Stephen Baskerville has announced the publication of his new book, The New Politics of Sex, and let’s us know that a chapter of his book has been published in the January issue of Whistleblower magazine.
I have ordered both the article from the publisher and the book from Amazon. I’m looking forward to reading the Author’s views on this very topical subject. The claims of rape and sexual harassment have significantly increased since #metoo exploded onto the scene. Unfortunately, there will , no doubt be a significant number of false allegations amongst the genuine. A number of men have already been accused publicly of sexual harassment and have been stood down or lost their jobs. Recovery from these accusations is difficult when media exposure is enough to declare a person guilty. Perhaps more men need to seriously consider court action for defamation if they have been falsely accused. Sue Price, Men’s Rights Agency
Professor Baskerville’s email:
I recently realized that an excerpt from my new book, The New Politics of Sex — the chapter on “sexual harassment” — has been published in the January issue of Whistleblower magazine. The entire issue is devote to analyzing the current epidemic of sexual accusations, and editor David Kupelian takes a refreshingly complex approach to it. Most conservative Christian groups and publications do not know how to approach the current spate of sexual accusations, so they end up with an incoherent and unconvincing blend of jumping on the radical feminist bandwagon, combined with deploring, condemning, and wagging self-righteous fingers (mostly at the men). This is why conservatives and Christians have largely been left out of the public conversation on a matter that at one time was so firmly within their purview as sexual morality — of all topics, one where conservative Christians should have a foremost place at the table. This issue of Whistleblower is quite different. Kupelian is himself a sophisticated writer and open to exploring the deeper politics behind all this (though I confess that I have not yet read all the contributions). This is what we need more of to create the broad coalition uniting all the various targets of the sexual revolutionaries: men, fathers, heterosexuals, religious believers, secular conservatives, moderate liberals.
As long as left radicals are permitted to create the problems they then claim to be solving (school shootings being another example, where the clear connection with single-parent homes is studiously ignored), their slow coup d’etat will continue.
This magazine is not online. You can get the single issue for $7.50 or an electronic issue for $3.99 at this link.
My own take on the Harvey Weinstein affair (and similar debacles) was recently published by Crisis magazine.
The theme of “sexual harassment” is more fully treated in my recent book. In the book and the Whistleblower excerpt, I draw upon (among others) Daphne Patai’s book of 20 years ago, Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism, the best treatment of sexual harassment, where she predicted much of the current turmoil. Yet amid all the hysteria, I have seen little mention of her book. It is sad, with all the media academics on offer, that we forget the work of good scholars, who could supply us with the larger context, pertinent facts, and tested arguments to deflate this dishonest hysteria.
Stephen Baskerville, PhD
Professor of Government
Patrick Henry College
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