Identity of Speakers
Christina Hoff SommersUnaffiliated
Invited for non-academic lecture
Christina Hoff Sommers is an author, philosopher, and prominent critic of contemporary feminism.
Recognized student group event
Incident Political Orientation:
Rally or Protests
- No protest Occured
- Did not involve Speech Codes
Christina Hoff Sommers is an author, philosopher, and prominent critic of contemporary feminism. Sommers has spoken critically of campus response to sexual assaults, questioning the concept of “rape culture.” In an interview, she said that the push against sexual assault has “infantilized” women.
On March 5, 2018, Sommers was scheduled to speak at the law school of Lewis and Clark college at the invitation of the Federalist Society. Prior to her speech, a small group of protestors attempted to block access to the room in which she was scheduled to speak, prompting the college to lead those who wanted to hear Sommers around to a back entrance. Then at the beginning of the speech and various points throughout, protestors interrupted Sommers. The dean of diversity and inclusion at the law school later said that the students who blocked the entrances to the auditorium and interrupted Sommers violated college rules, and that there would be unspecified “consequences” for those students.