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U. Houston Law Center Hosts Lecture Critical of Masculinity

U. Houston Law Center Hosts Lecture Critical of Masculinity

“As I have explained in other cases that have received far less attention, the Court has prioritized and privileged male rights even as it consigns women and their rights to the uncertainties of a distorted democracy.”

People who embrace this line of thinking seem to forget that their rights are protected by men with guns.

Campus Reform reports:

University of Houston hosts anti-masculinity lecture

The University of Houston Law Center recently hosted a lecture titled “The Jurisprudence of Masculinity.”

Keynote speaker and NYU law professor Melissa Murray defined the jurisprudence of masculinity as “a jurisprudence that prioritizes and protects rights that are coded and understood as male, as well as the men who would exercise those rights,” arguing that the Roberts Court has exemplified this jurisprudence.

According to Murray, the Supreme Court’s “understanding of certain constitutional rights, like contract rights and property rights and the Second Amendment right to bear and keep arms, have been relied upon for the consolidation and expansion of patriarchal power, and thus have been understood and socialized as male rights.”

“While October term 2021 will always be remembered for the Court’s evisceration of the constitutional right to abortion, its full impact actually goes well beyond Dobbs,” Murray proceeded to argue.

“As I have explained in other cases that have received far less attention, the Court has prioritized and privileged male rights even as it consigns women and their rights to the uncertainties of a distorted democracy.”

Campus Reform has found, however, that women are often prioritized over men, putting into question Murray’s case.

In custody battles, “women are awarded child custody in nearly 90 percent of all cases,” according to Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. This is because “women have always been considered superior parents,” says Cordano.

But such preference towards women is not isolated to the courts. Universities perpetuate the preference towards women.

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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | December 14, 2022 at 12:32 pm

“ “As I have explained in other cases that have received far less attention, the Court has prioritized and privileged male rights even as it consigns women and their rights to the uncertainties of a distorted democracy.”

Yes. Men experience their privileges in family and divorce courts daily.

wonder how she’d explain the exponential growth in gun ownership/training by women over the last several years

the 2a is about freedom not he/she

Calling property and contract rights an “expansion of patriarchal power” is dangerously close to arguing that women should not be held liable when they violate contract terms or damage other people’s property.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to randian. | December 15, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Or, thst they should not own property, hold business licenses, or enter into contracts.

    Ahh, the good ol’ days.

computer-mediator | December 15, 2022 at 8:48 am

Clucking hens who demand the “right” to crow like the rooster may have deeper “issues” than having too much time on their chicken feet. Or not.

The more that these “legal experts” we say everything is about women/men/? or any kind of gender rights the more we veer into the realm of we can blame anything on “because of my race my gender my??” I watched in our local JP court a woman argues that because she is a woman the car doesn’t respond to her like it does for a male driver. It was the car’s fault that she was speeding. AND she got no fine no jail nothing because of that argument–it will be used again and again especially since this is a college town..

amatuerwrangler | December 15, 2022 at 10:25 am

Some people confuse merit with privilege, as it appears this woman does. When the world values skill and productivity, the lesser skilled and unproductive will fall behind, much like the “phenomenon of. slow runners not winning races. This woman wants all the benefits of skill and ability without doing what is necessary to achieve it. Academia is great for that, people claiming to teach skills that they have never attempted to put into play.

She sees privilege in everything she wants to, just as others see race in everything they don’t like.

OFF TOPIC– is there something wrong with the LI Home page? I see only the selected past posts across the top and then the “masthead” items stacked together. None of the posts…. It has been that way since yesterday (12/14) afternoon MST.