Air Force Academy Adds Male Bashing Gender Theory “Male and Masculinity” Course

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I wrote a while back that Obama Inc. will not be satisfied until it transforms the military into the same warped culture of the left. And that includes the usual “Men are Evil” courses transplanted from Berkeley to the Air Force Academy.

A professor from Virginia will spend the upcoming academic year teaching courses on gender at the Air Force Academy to combat sexual assaults.

Courses on gender have nothing to do with preventing sexual assaults. To fight rape, you increase security and reporting. And you arrest rapists.

Fighting rape by teaching gender theory is like fighting armed robbery by teaching Communism.

Christopher Kilmartin, a psychology instructor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., will serve as a visiting professor at the academy, teaching “Men and Masculinity” in the fall and “Interpersonal Violence” in the spring.

Note the connection. Gender is violence. A natural male identity is inherently violent. Strangely enough this lesson is being taught at the Air Force Academy, not Evergreen College.

During Kilmartin’s two-plus decades of teaching courses on masculinity, the majority of his students have been females. That’s less likely to be the case at the academy, where the majority of students are male.

In other news, black people are statistically less likely to join the KKK.

“One of the biggest struggles in teaching that area is getting men into the room,” said Kilmartin, the author of the textbook “The Masculine Self.” “The way gender roles are constructed, a lot of men don’t feel comfortable expressing interest in it. It takes a pretty self-aware man to get interested in gender.”

Kilmartin says self-aware when he actually means neurotic.

Kilmartin’s fall class will examine how masculinity is constructed, how men are socialized and how individuals form gender ideology.

“Constructed”. Gender ideology. And this is happening at the Air Force Academy. Can we just skip to the Queers Against Fracking and War rallies on campus?

As part of their coursework, Kilmartin will assign his students to journal about gender stereotypes they observe in their everyday lives. “It’s a really powerful assignment, he said. “By mid-semester, they realize it’s everywhere.”

Much like liberal indoctrination.

His spring class will offer an opportunity to examine violence committed by males, a topic that is often overlooked because “people in dominate groups have the luxury of having their identity remain invisible,” Kilmartin said.

Translating that from libspeak, no one ever talks about male violence because of the patriarchy. No one. Ever. You never see it in movies or on the news.

Kilmartin’s short-term goal is to increase sexual assault reporting rates at the academy so that perpetrators, most of whom are serial offenders, are stopped, he said.

No, it’s not. The goal is indoctrination in a leftist ideology using the same range of gender theory as identity nonsense.

Arming cadets with knowledge on the topics of gender and violence isn’t just the right thing to do, he said. It’s good for their careers.

Yes, gender theory is very vital for anyone in the Air Force. How are you going to fly a plane if you don’t know gender theory and fail to recognize the gender stereotypes in your fuselage? How?

“We wouldn’t dream of sending leaders out into the world without computer skills, management skills, leadership abilities,” he said. “There is no way any commander is going to get out in the world and not have to deal with people in his or her command who are women, who are gay men, lesbians, maybe even someone transgendered.

Statistically it’s quite likely that they will never have to deal with gays or trannies. And even if they do, why not treat them like anyone else, instead of an academic subject?

“If you don’t understand these different forms of identity and how they play out in your organization, you’re just not going to be a good commander.”

That’s the left’s endgame. Collectivism. Treat people based on an identity class defined by the left.

  • DogmaelJones1

    When you enroll in the Air Force Academy, are you now required to leave your manhood at home? I guess so. All the other service academies require it, too. Soon “This is a masculinity-free profession” signs will join those “This is a smoke-free environment” and “Thoughtcrime is a punishable offense” and “Uttering gender-descriptive expletives on these premises is grounds for expulsion” signs stapled to the bulletin boards of every dorm.

  • Drakken

    The pussification of men continues unabated, God help us when the SHTF.

  • LoJoFo

    “It takes a pretty self-aware man to get interested in gender.” And these men are NOT self-aware; so let’s force it on them. Let’s make them so self-aware that they can no longer do the job of protecting the country reflexively.

  • OfficialPro

    It reminds me of a Dave Chapelle skit where he portrayed a blind black man who didn’t know he was black, who joined the KKK.

  • Spasmolytic

    “Male and Masculinity”?? Lets be realistic folks, the military is teaching radical feminism

  • donqpublic

    Well, it’s a nice thought, making the military safer for females; of course, you end up making the military more dangerous for males. Pretty soon the males will go strike. In the military going on strike is called a mutiny. There were lots of little mutinies during the Vietnam War, and they had absolutely nothing do with gender neutral physical requirements to meet female hiring and retention and promotion quotas, or sexual assaults. Usually they were over stupid officers doing stupid stuff that could get you killed. There were riots in the rear areas too, sometimes when the brass tried to take the whores away from the men. But I forgot, the air force isn’t the service and they have a monopoly on the best and brightest. I’m sure it will all work out.

  • DOYOULOVEAMERICA

    Why do you let liberals live, just asking…..???

  • Raymond_in_DC

    “If you don’t understand these different forms of identity and how they play out in your organization, you’re just not going to be a good commander.”

    And here I thought the purpose of boot camp was to dispense with identity, and get on with building a unit of soldiers. Same crew cut, same uniform, same daily regimen, then you get your assignment and orders. Why, after seeing what it’s done in the civilian world, would we want to bring identity politics into the military?

  • ziggy zoggy

    The Air force’s goal is to create effeminate fighter pilots? Are they going to make maxi-pads part of the uniforms? A leftist wouldn’t know a good commander from his government approved anal douchebag. Are they going to equip fighter planes with Julia Roberts videos and crying towels? Drop cupcakes onto enemy strongholds? Why not create an all female (excuse my gender ideology) fighter pilot cadre so they can b!tch and nag our enemies to death?

    Why is Obama still in office?

  • ziggy zoggy

    The Air force’s goal is to create effeminate fighter pilots? Are they going to make maxi-pads part of the uniforms? A leftist wouldn’t know a good commander from his government approved @nal douche@g. Are they going to equip fighter planes with Julia Roberts videos and crying towels? Drop cupcakes onto enemy strongholds? Why not create an all female (excuse my gender ideology) fighter pilot cadre so they can b1tch and nag our enemies to death?

    Why is Obama still in office?

  • Judahlevi

    As a former Marine, people are not defined by their gender anymore than they are defined by their skin color. It is our minds which define us, not our gender. Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” He did not say “I am a man, therefore I am.” It is our minds, not our bodies, which define us.

    Collective thinking, viewing people as groups, is dominant on the left. It is intellectually what multiculturalism teaches. It denies individual thinking and individual identity and replaces it with group thinking and group identity – the greater ‘village’ and greater ‘good’ concepts. All of these are used for power and control with nothing good coming from them unless you like being told what to think and what to do.

    The only ‘cure’ for multiculturalism is Individualism as a human relational philosophy.

    http://centerforindividualism.wordpress.com

  • PaulMurrayCbr

    Perhaps someone should explain to this person that the basic job of the armed services involves killing the enemy.
    “Fighting rape by teaching gender theory is like fighting armed robbery by teaching Communism.”

    Not if you define rape the way they do.

  • cxt

    “by mid-semester they realize its everywhere”
    You mean you tend to see what you look for? Conformation bias anyone?
    “examine violence committed by males a topic that is often overlooked ”
    “Overlooked” but not enough to prevent and entire CLASS being held on it.

  • JDsHandsomeSon

    This is how the last American institution trusted and respected is corrupted so that it can then be used against the people. At the moment, the people feel safe, thinking the military is on their side and will protect them. Tomorrow, when the military has been purged of patriotic ideals and patriots, so that it is staffed with what we are told are those who “look more like us”, those loyal to their identities and collectivism, not the Constitution, the military will not hesitate to turn its arms against their opponents. This is precisely why the democrats want our guns now.

  • lewpubco

    I always knew the Air Force were woosies…..

  • Stan

    Is there a similar course taught for women on the prevalence of false accusations by women?

  • cvr527

    The DOD and US military establishment began the adoption of socialist philosophies under President Clinton. The implementation of these philosophies abated very slightly during the Bush presidency and resumed full speed ahead during Obama. Progressive republicans, like McCain and Graham, are equally guilty.

  • Victory or Death

    Feminists and the effeminate pussified men want revenge on everything masculine because they fear it; they use this egalitarian rhetoric to further their revenge. In my own opinion, women have no place in the military, not only are they invading male space but for the most part they only get in the way of strict hierarchies in which men work best. Men have assaulted each other in the military since the beginning of such institution, (that’s why military leaders always made sure hookers where available to soldiers) the only reason it has become such a big issue is because it involves women; what did they expect putting women in such a high stress high testosterone environment?