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Scott Yenor

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 12:38 pm / July 12, 2017


Scott Yenor, posing in brown argyle sweater, a demure smile on his face.

Scott Yenor

Professor
Department of Political Science
School of Public Service

Scott Yenor recently published an article with the Heritage Foundation titled “Sex, Gender, and the Origin of the Culture Wars: An Intellectual History.” As the abstract explains, many Americans today have accepted what seemed inconceivable just a generation ago: that gender is artificial, is socially constructed and can be chosen freely by all individuals. This notion— that biological sex can be willfully separated from gender — originated in the arguments of influential radical feminists writing from the 1950s through the 1970s. The premises of their theories, in turn, have ushered in the new world of transgenderism. Yesterday’s shocking theory has become today’s accepted norm, with more changes to come. Yet whether this new world will prove to be fit for human flourishing remains to be seen.

You can read the article here: http://www.heritage.org/gender/report/sex-gender-and-the-origin-the-culture-wars-intellectual-history