Is there a war against men?

We often hear from activists, educators, and members of the media that the heteropatriarchy is ruthlessly oppressing women. Based on the rhetoric, one could reasonably think that men are waging a full-blown war on the opposite sex.
 
It's certainly true that women were in a very different position 50 or 100 years ago. If equity is your goal, tremendous progress has been made when it comes to opportunities for women. Indeed, most men today would probably be surprised to learn that they are waging war on women. Those men (and some women) may even think that the pendulum has swung too far, that there's actually a war on men.
 
So, what's true? Is one sex waging a "war" on the other? If so, who is winning?
 
To answer those questions and more, Intellectual Takeout is pleased to announce that Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming our Young Men (2000), will be our featured guest at Intellectual Takeout's special event on October 30, 2017 at the Guthrie in downtown Minneapolis.

Row & Ticket Details 

Ticket and row sponsorship information for our special event is listed below, a portion of which will be tax-deductible. The event will kick off with receptions at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m.

By sponsoring a row at our upcoming special event, you will help Intellectual Takeout continue to reach millions of readers each week as we foster rational discourse for a better America.
 
School of Athens Row ($10,000 - Limited Quantity)
  • 4 tickets to a private dinner with Christina Hoff Sommers (5:00 p.m.)
  • 8 tickets to the VIP reception with Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Photos with Christina Hoff Sommers at the VIP reception
  • 8 tickets to the program
  • Printed recognition
Socrates Row ($5,000 - Limited Quantity)
  • 2 tickets to a private dinner with Christina Hoff Sommers (5:00 p.m.)
  • 8 tickets to the VIP reception with Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Photos with Christina Hoff Sommers at the VIP reception
  • 8 tickets to the program
  • Printed recognition
  • (As always, hemlock is prohibited.)
Aristotle Row ($2,500)
  • 8 tickets to the VIP reception with Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Photos with Christina Hoff Sommers at the VIP reception
  • 8 tickets to the program
  • Printed recognition
Plato Row ($1,000)
  • 2 tickets to the VIP reception with Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Photos with Christina Hoff Sommers at the VIP reception
  • 8 tickets to the general reception
  • 8 tickets to the program
  • Printed recognition
Individual Tickets ($35)
  • Includes admission for both the general reception and the program with Christina Hoff Sommers
Again, the event will kick off with receptions at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m. For row sponsorships, your financial support shall aid Intellectual Takeout in its fundraising efforts, and a large portion of your giving will be tax-deductible.
 
Consider sponsoring a Plato or Aristotle Row for students!
 
To register, please use the form on the right or contact James Olsen, our Development Director, at 952-446-7733 or by e-mail at James@i-to.org.
 

Christina Hoff Sommers PictureChristina Hoff Sommers is a nationally recognized commentator on issues of moral theory, feminism, and the gender wars. Her book The War Against Boys put her on the map as The New York Times named it the Notable Book of the Year 2001. She is also the author of One Nation Under Therapy, Who Stole Feminism?, and Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life. Previously a professor of philosophy at Clark University where she specialized in moral theory, she is now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Her writings have appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Dr. Sommers has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brandeis University and a B.A. from New York University.