Aug 19, 2008

What Could Make a Man Become an Anti-Feminist?

Answer: A Russian Woman. (Thank you, Slonichka, for this gem of a story)

NYT: Roy Den Hollander is a Manhattan lawyer and a self-described antifeminist [I might describe him as a "misogynist" or an "asshole"]. Over the past year, he has sued Manhattan nightclubs for favoring women by offering ladies’ night discounts and has sued the federal government over a law that protects women from violence.

And now on Monday, he filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Manhattan against Columbia for offering women’s studies courses, which Mr. Den Hollander sees as discriminatory toward men. His class-action suit accuses Columbia of using government aid to preach a “religionist belief system called feminism.”

[And why is Mr. Den Hollander so angry?]

Mr. Den Hollander devotes much of his private practice to representing men in civil cases — “antifeminist cases or guys’-rights cases,” as he puts it - and said his bitter 2001 divorce from a woman he married in Russia helped tweak his anger toward feminists and laws he sees as favoring women.

[Way to go, Natasha!]

1 comment:

Pirates&Diplomats said...

But what do you really think about this guy, Ern?

Don't hold back now. =)