Christina Hoff Sommers Quotes

I don't think anyone will deny that girls are academically superior as a group.

Girls are more academically powerful. They make the grades they run the student activities they are the valedictorians.

Hillary Clinton appears to believe in a form of stoicism - which is a tried and true life philosophy.

Even the most independent and spirited young women can become humorless self-absorbed and fearful. It's a terrible preparation for life.

We must have moral education in the schools anti-bullying programs but this does not mean programs to feminize boys.

I think it's ill-advised to attribute pathologies to healthy people. It doesn't help normal healthy thriving children to be viewed as pitiable and fragile.

Boy's natural play is rough and tumble play it's the universal play of little boys. And it's very different from aggression. And we are a society that's failing to understand the distinction.

We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy competitiveness and corporal daring of normal decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world.

Harvard produces leaders. People with Harvard degrees go on to become administrators in high-level positions in state educational departments and in public schools around the country.

In reality American girls are among the most outspoken ambitious successful girls in the history of the human race.

Toy companies aren't interested in ideology they want to sell toys. If they would sell a toy that both boys and girls would buy it doubles profits.

There are a lot of homely women in women's studies. Preaching these anti-male anti-sex sermons is a way for them to compensate for various heartaches--they're just mad at the beautiful girls.

Truth brought to public light recruits the best of us to work for change. On the other hand even the best-intentioned "noble lie" ultimately discredits the finest of causes.

It's no wonder there is a mad scramble for victim status on many campuses today. It confers authority and prestige.

Women are not children. We are not fragile little birds who can't cope with jokes works of art or controversial speakers.

So far there has been little discussion among gender scholars about the need to engage with skeptics. They tend to view skeptics and dissenters as cranks.

A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise and should not try to enforce sameness.

I think the fallacy is to think that Women's Liberation meant that men and women would become interchangeable. That has not happened and most men and women would not want it to happen.

Trigger warnings and safe spaces are an infantilizing setback for feminism - and for women.

You have to be literate in today's world. We're not going to get away with not teaching boys to read.

It's good to raise awareness that men and boys are struggling at least many of them are. But why say men are finished? It's too harsh too sweeping and it happens to not be true.

I'm concerned that boys have become politically incorrect that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children.