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A blog dedicated to stopping the anti-woman hate speech at Harvard Law School, where women are being publicly called "sluts"

Stop the Harvard Law “Slut” Bullies!

Harvard Law School’s “Slutgate” — the sad spectacle of radical feminists being allowed to advertise their “Sex Week” events by filling the law school’s common spaces with “slut” language on posters, flyers, and even on chalk boards inside classrooms — turns out to be even more serious than previously indicated.  In addition to violating Harvard Law School’s own regulations prohibiting “hate speech,” this “slutification” of the law school’s visual environment is also classifiable as “bullying” under the definition used by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for regulating all manner of federally subsidized educational institutions.

As pointed out in an essay in today’s Wall Street Journal by Nick Gillespie, the Department’s stopthebullying.gov website defines “bullying” as including “verbal bullying,” involving “saying or writing mean things,” including “name-calling” and “inappropriate sexual comments.”  It would seem that the radical feminists’ posters, flyers, and chalkboarding referring to other women at the law school as “sluts,” arguing that they should have “Slut Pride,” and criticizing the 89% of them who don’t have multiple orgasms each day, fit this definition of “verbal bullying.”

Help stop the bullying at Harvard Law School, by helping bully the Harvard Law Slut Bullies into stopping their bullying behavior!  Make them promise never to say or write the word “slut,” or say or write anything else of an explicitly sexual nature, in the common spaces of the law school, ever again.

To help stop the bullies, you need to know who they are. Below is a list, in alphabetical order, of the Harvard Law Slut Bullies who, shortly before starting their campaign of bullying, signed an open letter to Sandra Fluke saying they were standing with her in facing “the media storm,” thereby publicly outing themselves as members of the Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice and thus making them fair targets to call them “bullies” given the content of their “slut” advertising, and to launch a counter-bullying campaign against them.

(Previously this blog avoided naming any of the members of HLSRJ other than its president, but given the open letter signed by each of them indicating their willingness to stand in solidarity with Sandra Fluke in facing “the media storm,” it’s clear all the women in the organization are affirmatively seeking publicity in connection with the Sandra Fluke “slut” controversy and their participation in the organization while it planned and hosted “Sex Week,” including the “Slut Pride” activities and advertising).

1. Kate Aizpuru (J.D. class of 2014)

2. Krista Anderson (J.D. class of 2012)

3. Evelyn Atkinson (J.D. class of 2012)

4. Joanne Caceres (J.D. class of 2013)

5. Hather Catherwood (J.D. class of 2012)

6. Stephanie Davidson (J.D. class of 2013)

7. Kristi Jobson (J.D. class of 2012)

8. Natalie Knott (J.D. class of 2012)

9. Katherine Krascel (J.D. class of 2012)

10. Esther Lim (J.D. class of 2013)

11. Abbey Marr (J.D. class of 2013)

12. Lara Nico (J.D. class of 2012)

13. Danielle Purifoy (J.D. class of 2012)

14. Lara Shkerdoff (J.D. class of 2012)

15. Kandis Wood (J.D. class of 2013)

16. Jess Winer (J.D. class of 2014)

17. Alyssa Ursillo (J.D. & MPH class of 2014)

Note that the Harvard Law Slut Bullies comprise only about 1% of the student body at Harvard Law School. Sadly, only 1% of the student body has managed to subject the other 99% percent to “slut” language on the walls and chalk boards for the past week, without seeking their consent to having the visual environment polluted with such hate speech, language which President Obama has recently said “decent folks” don’t use in public.  Thankfully it appears only 1% of the student body at Harvard Law School is indecent, as from the low attendance at the “Sex Week” events it does not appear that the Harvard Law Slut Bullies have substantially added to their membership roll.  Still, having even one bully in an educational institution is one too many, so please, help stop the Harvard Law Slut Bullies!

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Multiple Orgasms Each Day: How the “Harvard Law Sluts” Do It

As noted in the first post on this blog, the radical Harvard feminists who are currently holding “Sex Week” and who, to promote it, are putting up “slut” posters and “slut” flyers, and are writing “slut” on chalk boards, all over the law school, have been publicly critical of the 89% of women who do not experience multiple orgasms each day.  Here, again, is the key part of their “slut” flyer which advertised the March 26 “Slut Pride” event:

It makes you wonder:  how in the heck do the “Harvard Law Sluts” do it?  (Note that referring to the members of the Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice as the “Harvard Law Sluts,” this blog means no insult, but is simply honoring the position they expressed in an e-mail to this blog that “slut” is the politically correct noun that should be used to describe them, as in their view this is a term that, through frequent use to describe those who embrace the term, can “be reclaimed by woman who want to take control of their sexuality.”)

The answer — and an apparent explanation of why the March 26 “Slut Pride” event included a demonstration of sex toys — is revealed in today’s Harvard Crimson, in an article by C.C. Gong describing one of the “Sex Week” events put on by the Harvard Law Sluts, which featured a speech by Lisa Wade, a sociology professor at Occidental College.  The secret:  the Harvard Law Sluts apparently are not having all those orgasms by having sex with men.  Instead, they’re apparently having sex with women, and using the sex toys they emphasize so much (not, to be clear, that there’s anything wrong with that).  An excerpt from the article:

Wade said that 25 percent of college-age men have trouble getting an erection, and average sexual intercourse lasts three to seven minutes.

In addition, she said that women are so preoccupied with how their bodies look during sex that it detracts from their pleasure and that three quarters of women do not have orgasms during sex.

“Women who have sex with women orgasm 83 percent of the time, but only a third of that with men,” said Wade, eliciting a gasp from the audience. “Seventy-two percent of women fake orgasm, and even more so if in love, because they don’t want to disappoint him.”

Attendee Lynne S. Peskoe ’14 said she enjoyed the talk. “It was really informative and well-done in terms of not being preachy.”

Roberto A. Perez ’15 won a mini-vibrator in a raffle at the end of the event.

It’s certainly educational, possibly even entertaining, to finally learn how it is, apparently, that the Harvard Law Sluts are managing to achieve multiple orgasms each day.

But there is a potentially serious political aspect related to this revelation.

Reproductive-rights activists came to national attention a month ago as a result of an appearance in Congress by Sandra Fluke, who is part of the same organization as the Harvard Law Sluts, in which Fluke advocated for free birth control for women.

If, in fact, many of Fluke’s allies are achieving their multiple daily orgasms not by having sex with men, but by having sex with women and using sex toys, that would tend to undermine their argument that there’s a pressing need to provide them with free birth control.

A note on why this blog is being authored anonymously . . .

. . . has been added to the “About” page, in response to apparently good-faith comments making a point that ordinarily would have merit, but that does not have merit in this particular context.

Hate Speech in Class: Radical Harvard Feminists Write “Slut” on Chalkboards

Yesterday this blog received multiple e-mails complaining that the radical Harvard feminists, in advertising their “Sex Week” events, were not content with putting up the “slut” posters and “slut” flyers pictured on the first post of this blog, forcing other women to walk by them in going to and from classes (giving new meaning to the term “slut walk”).  They’ve injected their hate speech into the classrooms — in multiple classrooms in multiple buildings.

A quick photo expedition last night and this morning produced the following examples of the feminists’ “slut” references in large displays on various chalkboards (other displays were visible in various classrooms, but photography wasn’t possible because classes were in session).

For lack of a better pun, this further instance of hate speech from the radical Harvard feminists will be dubbed:  “Hate Chalk”

Radical Harvard Feminists Double Down — Issue Non-Apologetic “Apology” For Calling Other Women “Sluts”

Earlier today — at 2:01 a.m., to be precise — this blog received an e-mail from Kandis Wood, the president of the radical feminist group at Harvard Law School affiliated with Sandra Fluke that put up the posters and flyers advertising “Sex Week” events which called women law students “sluts” and referenced how much they have sex (and orgasms).

As you can imagine, Ms. Wood is not a fan of this blog. But rather than characterize what she said or issue a rebuttal, and crediting Ms. Wood for being willing to engage with the issues covered on this blog, this blog will simply republish Ms. Wood’s e-mail and leave it for readers to evaluate.  The full text is here.

Perhaps the most important aspect of Ms. Wood’s e-mail was her attachment of a press release, dated yesterday, in which on behalf of herself and the other members of her group she apologized (her exact words, “truly sorry”) to the other law school women who they had publicly called “sluts” — a word they used to describe to a woman which President Obama has said “all decent folks can agree” should never be used.  So that readers can judge the full context, the PDF file she sent is here.

In sharp and confusing contrast to Ms. Wood’s comments yesterday to the Daily Caller (see previous post, here), in which she insisted that she and her fellow radical feminists at Harvard had done nothing wrong in calling other women “sluts,” in the press release Ms. Wood purports to apologize for the “slut” language.

Yet when one studies the language, this turns out to be the worst form of “apology”:  an insincere “apology,” a non-apologetic “apology.”  Ms. Wood and her cohort do little more than express how sorry they are that some of their fellow women students are offended at being called “sluts” in the halls of their own law school. The non-apologetic “apology” is buried at bottom of page 2 of the two-page press release:

If our decision to represent the term [“slut”] in a positive light for students who would like to discuss the implications of the word in a larger reproductive health context offends some women, we are truly sorry, and we recognize and respect the choice of those women to determine that the word should never be used at all, even in a positive way.

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With all due respect, Ms. Wood and the other radical Harvard feminists responsible for “slut week” at Harvard Law School, you’re avoiding the issue.  You want to talk about “implications” and  “context.”  It seems you can’t handle the truth.

The truth is that you and your fellow students attend law school in buildings that have walls, and those walls have bulletin boards. And on those bulletin boards there are either posters and flyers referring to women students as “sluts” or there are not. And whether or not there are “slut” posters is a fact with real consequences. The truth is that your fellow women Harvard law students did not make a “choice” to walk by the posters and flyers calling them “sluts.” You’re the ones who put up the “slut” posters and thereby forced them into the view of other women.

The administrators at Harvard Law School in charge of enforcing the regulations on “hate speech” have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Sandra Fluke and you curse anonymous bloggers. You have that luxury.  You have the luxury of not knowing what the hate-speech police know. Their existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves minds.  You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about during your demonstrations of “lube and some popular sex toys,” you need them policing those walls. The hate-speech police use words like decency, respect, sensitivity. They  use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline.

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The non-apologetic “apology” posted by the radical Harvard feminists  does contain a small bit of substance:  it appears they are conceding that their placement of numerous posters and flyers on the hallway walls throughout the law school referring to women as “sluts” violates the prohibition against “hate speech” put in place at Harvard Law in 1995. Plainly those posters and flyers are of an explicitly sexual nature. And the “apology” concedes that at least some women are offended by the posters and flyers and that they’re being reasonable in feeling offended (as in the statement the radical feminists state that they “respect” the view of other women about the word “slut,” that it “should never be used at all”).

Nothing more, it would seem, is required to prove a violation of the “hate speech” rules, in particular, Part I, Guideline 3, which was quoted in the first post on this blog:

No member of the Law School community shall subject any other member of the Law School community to any . . . speech or conduct of a sexual nature that (i) is unwelcome; and (ii) is abusive or unreasonably recurring or invasive; and (iii) has the purpose or effect of . . . creating an intimidating, demeaning, degrading, hostile, or otherwise seriously offensive working or educational environment at Harvard Law School . . . .

This blog will adhere to the national consensus that no woman should ever be subjected to being called a “slut,” and will continue to call on the radical Harvard feminists to take down their “slut” posters; apologize for having advertised their “Sex Week” events this week using the term “slut”; admit that this use of the word “slut” was hate speech, in violation of the hate-speech prohibition put in place at Harvard Law School in 1995; and pledge never to use this term in any public communications in the future.

Radical Harvard Feminists Repudiate President Obama — Insist It’s Okay to Call Women “Sluts”

Following early negative coverage (in particular, on Professor Jacobson’s Legal Insurrection; on Being1732.com, linked to by Instapundit and reposted on The Blaze; and of course on this blog) about their war on women — at least their war on the sexually active women at Harvard Law School who do not enjoy walking by posters and flyers calling them “sluts” and talking about how few of them experience multiple orgasms each day — the radical feminists at Harvard Law School who put up the “slut” posters have upped the ante.

In apparently their first comments to the press about this matter, they’ve repudiated the view of both President Barack Obama and the head of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla), that women should never be called “sluts.”  It turns out that it’s okay to call women “sluts,” at least according to these radical feminists.

Recall the sources noted in the second and third paragraphs of the first post on this blog.  In taking a tough stance against anyone who calls any woman a “slut,” this blog mirrors the national consensus.  Just a month ago, national opinion leaders expressed broad agreement that it’s hate speech for anyone to call a woman a “slut” or talk about how much sex she’s having. Such “misogynistic and hateful language” is beyond the pale — as Sandra Fluke herself made clear, truly unforgiveable. As Rep. Wasserman Schultz put it in an interview on Meet the Press, “I don’t know any woman in America . . . that thinks that being called a slut is funny.” “All decent folks can agree,” President Obama remarked, that a woman should not be called a “slut” — the word has no “place in the public discourse.”

Apparently the radical feminists who put up the “slut” posters are not decent people, as late this afternoon they repudiated President Obama’s statement and defended their decision to publicly call their fellow classmates “sluts.”  At 3:25 p.m. today an article was posted on The Daily Caller website entitled:  “Fluke-associated ‘reproductive justice’ group hosts ‘Slut-Pride’ event at Harvard.”  The article was written by Caroline May.  Via the article — over objections that it was “silly” and “hypocritical” to do so — the leader of the radical-feminist group, “Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice” (HLSRJ), Kandis Brittany Wood, insisted that there was nothing wrong with them calling other women “sluts,” notwithstanding all the prominent liberal figures who had condemned any use of the word “slut.”  May reports:

According to HLSRJ President Kandis Wood, the group is being consistent with their use of the word “slut,” standing with Fluke to take back the word from those who would use it to denigrate women and working to redefine it to mean a woman who is in charge of her reproductive decisions.

“Obviously we are not using the word to insult or to contradict or to seem inconsistent, in fact I think it is more consistent with the LSRJ national stance on Sandra Fluke — the idea that a woman can either take [the word ‘slut’] back or even not want to use the word ‘slut,’” she told TheDC. “But the bottom line is a woman has the right and all humans have the right to be in charge of their sexuality and reproductive health, and taking advantage of that right does not make somebody a slut.”

Ron Meyer, spokesman for the conservative Young America’s Foundation, completely disagrees.

Meyer told TheDC that HLSRJ’s use of the word “slut” is “totally hypocritical.”

“If words matter how about you start by setting an example, and the best place to start is by convincing your own side first to follow the rules you expect others to live by — especially when your group is affiliated with Sandra Fluke — it is just silly,” Meyer said.

This blog will adhere to the national consensus that no woman should ever be subjected to being called a “slut,” and will continue to call on the radical Harvard feminists to take down their “slut” posters; apologize for having advertised their “Sex Week” events this week using the term “slut”;  admit that this use of the word “slut” was hate speech, in violation of the hate-speech prohibition put in place at Harvard Law School in 1995; and pledge never to use this term in any public communications in the future.

Update:  Early this evening, in a brief piece the Above the Law website came down hard on the radical feminists at Harvard Law School who are putting up posters and flyers calling other women “sluts,” linking to this blog (thanks!) in offering this advice:  “Honestly, calling female law students ‘sluts’ is just not a way to win an argument.”

Update 2:  Caroline May’s Daily Caller article is sparking some sharp comments on the Free Republic discussion board.

Now Women Harvard Law Students Are Being Called “Sluts”

There are plenty of women students at Georgetown, including at the law school, who don’t hide their sexuality.

But it’s hate speech for anyone to call any of them a “slut” or talk about how much sex they’re having. Such “misogynistic and hateful language” is beyond the pale — truly unforgiveable.

“All decent folks can agree,” President Obama remarked, that a woman should not be called a “slut” — the word has no “place in the public discourse.” As Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) put it in an interview on Meet the Press, “I don’t know any woman in America . . . that thinks that being called a slut is funny.”

So why are women at Harvard Law School having to endure being called “sluts”? Why are people being allowed to openly talk about how much sex these “sluts” have — and even more private, about how frequently they have orgasms? And have this happen not on a talk radio show they probably never listen to, but right in the halls of their law school as they walk from class to class?

Recently the Harvard law campus has been papered with posters and flyers doing just that:

The posters and flyers advertise a class scheduled for March 26 offering “sex tips” for “sluts,” including information on lube and sex toys. The class is being promoted on huge posters advertising “Sex Week” events (more on that here). Here’s the key part of the poster (HQ image of entire poster here):

A separate flyer on plain white paper, devoted entirely to the March 26 event for “sluts,” talks about how much sex the “sluts” are having. It focuses on helping these “sluts” have more orgasms, and expresses criticism of the 89% of Harvard law students who don’t have multiple orgasms each day (HQ image of entire flyer here):

The posters and flyers aren’t a prank. They’ve been put up by an officially sanctioned law school student organization, Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice (HLSRJ). The posters and flyers have been up for days. They’re being paid for out of students’  tuition money because HLSRJ is one of the many student organizations “funded through the Dean of Students Office,” as part of the school’s overall budget, working with the student-run Student Funding Board.

They haven’t been taken down, because apparently calling women at Harvard Law School “sluts,” and publicly criticizing the 89% of them who don’t have multiple orgasms each day, is okay with the administration — even though these posters and flyers are a prima facie violation of the rules against hate speech adopted at Harvard Law School in 1995, which mandate in relevant respect (Part I, Guideline 3):

No member of the Law School community shall subject any other member of the Law School community to any . . . speech or conduct of a sexual nature that (i) is unwelcome; and (ii) is abusive or unreasonably recurring or invasive; and (iii) has the purpose or effect of . . . creating an intimidating, demeaning, degrading, hostile, or otherwise seriously offensive working or educational environment at Harvard Law School . . . .

Help stop the hate. Help fight against the war on women.  Here’s how you can help:

1. Write or call the president of Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a woman, Kandis Brittany Wood (kwood@jd13.harvard.edu; 404-250-0354). Tell her to take down those posters and flyers, and stop calling female Harvard law students “sluts” and talking about how much sex they’re having.

2. Write or call the law school Dean of Students, a woman, Ellen Cosgrove (dos@law.harvard.edu; 617-495-1880). Tell her to work with the head of the Student Funding Board, Dylan Stern, to cut off funds to HLSRJ, to ensure that the money students pay for tuition isn’t used to fund anti-women hate speech.

3. Write or call the law school Dean, a woman, Martha Minow (minow@law.harvard.edu; 617-495-4601). Remind Dean Minow that two years ago she spoke out strongly against a white student’s hate speech against black students, even though the white student made the comments in a private e-mail. Urge Dean Minow to treat at least as seriously hate speech against women, calling them “sluts” and talking about how much sex they have, and expressed not in private but in public. Ask Dean Minow whether she would want her own daughter subjected to such hate speech.

4. Write or call the President of Harvard University, a woman, Drew Gilpin Faust (president@harvard.edu; 617-495-1502). Remind President Faust that she became president because of the early departure of her predecessor, Larry Summers, largely traceable to the controversy that erupted after he publicly questioned the ability of women to succeed in the sciences. Urge President Faust that the same standard applied to judge Larry Summers needs to be applied to everyone at Harvard who makes anti-woman comments — even other women.

5. Write or call the Attorney General of Massachusetts, a woman, Martha Coakley (office@marthacoakley.com; 617-727-2200). Ask her to investigate and enforce, to the full extent of the law, hate speech and harassment of and discrimination against women at Harvard Law School.

6. Call the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, a woman, Kathleen Sebelius (877-696-6775).  Ask her to investigate and enforce, to the full extent of the law, hate speech and harassment of and discrimination against women at Harvard Law School, an educational institution heavily subsidized by the federal government and subject to a myriad of potentially relevant statutes and regulations enforced by the Department.

7. Call President Barack Obama (202-456-1111). Or start or join a petition, at the White House’s We the People website. Remind President Obama that on March 2 he placed a phone call to a woman student at Georgetown law school who had been called a “slut.” He said he did so because he wouldn’t want to see one of his own daughters grow up, become involved with public issues, and then be called a “slut” and have people talk about how much sex she has.  Remind President Obama that he’s said “all decent folks” can agree such language should not be used, and that the head of the Democratic National Committee, a woman, has said that no women in America thinks “being called a slut is funny.”

Ask President Obama to call women students at Harvard Law School and ask them how they feel about being publicly called “sluts,” and having the frequency of their orgasms made the subject of public notice. Ask him: does he only care about women at Georgetown’s law school who are called “sluts” and are subjected to public discussion about how much sex they have?  Doesn’t he want his daughters to have option of attending Harvard Law School, which both he and his wife attended, without being abused in this manner?

Help affirm “the basic dignity of each member of society.” In a recent lecture series at Harvard Law School, legal philosopher Jeremy Waldron emphasized that efforts to stamp out hate speech need to start with targeting “expressions of hatred that are printed, published, or otherwise put into the visible environment. ” The visible environment at Harvard Law School, the very place Waldron spoke, is polluted by hate speech against women.

Help stop the hate speech.

Help fight against the war on women.

Tell Dean Cosgrove, Dean Minow, President Faust, Attorney General Coakley, and Secretary Sebelius that it’s not enough to stop men who hate women.

And it’s not enough to stop radio hosts from offending women who never listen to them.

We need to stop the women who hate other women so much that they call them “sluts” and talk about how much sex they have, in the halls of the school these women students attend, all funded by the tuition dollars their victims pay.

And if these women don’t stop the women who hate women, then help encourage President Obama to stop the women who won’t stop the women who hate women.

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