Sociologist (Michael Kimmel) Facing Harassment 'Rumors' Defers Award

Article here. Excerpt:

'Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an internationally known expert on masculinity, asked the American Sociological Association to delay presenting him with a major award for six months, so that still-anonymous allegations of sexual harassment against him can be vetted, he said last week.

"I have been informed that there are rumors circulating about my professional conduct that suggest I have behaved unethically," Kimmel wrote in comments to the association, requesting that they be read at the association’s annual meeting later this month in Philadelphia (he shared the comments with Inside Higher Ed). "While nothing has been formally alleged to the best of my knowledge," he said, "I take such concerns seriously, and want to validate the voices of those who are making such claims. I want to hear those charges, hear those voices, and make amends to those who believe I have injured them."

Kimmel, who has described himself as a "tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality," was to be presented the association’s Jessie Bernard Award for broadening research on the role of women in society. Nancy Kidd, executive director of the association, said that a committee of peer reviewers selected Kimmel for the award "based on extensive review of his academic contributions." The association also "takes very seriously any accusations of misconduct against sociologists which violate our Code of Ethics, and we have a process for receiving and addressing complaints," she said. So should a complaint be filed and investigated, "through us or other investigative bodies, that leads to a finding of misconduct, [the association] will take appropriate action."'

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... are eventually destroyed by feminist women once their perceived utility runs out or should they speak contrary to the feminist women's opinion. Alas what feminist men like Kimmel seem incapable of comprehending is that the fact they call themselves feminists is merely tolerated by actual feminists which by their own standards can only be female. A Jewish person calling himself a Nazi would likewise be tolerated by actual Nazis who by their definition of Nazi-hood cannot be Jews. But so long as he is useful to them, they will tolerate a Jew calling himself a Nazi. The moment he is no longer of use to them, he will be taken down. Kimmel apparently is not of much use anymore to actual feminists (who are by their definition female and female only) so he is being eliminated. As predictable as the sun rising in the east.

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Couldn't happen to a more deserving fellow.

If men think they can appease feminists by agreeing with them, they should think again.

What he's accused of is fairly minor, basically he allegedly propositioned one of his female grad students. But in today's world, he might as well have raped a six-year-old.

Hope he's not counting on mercy from his fellow feminists. He'll be destroyed, innocent or guilty.

It should be a cautionary tale for those men who believe cozying up to feminists will make them safe. Many will miss the lesson.

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