Prof calls DeVos 'a powerful handmaiden' to the 'patriarchy'

Dan Jackson
Massachusetts Campus Correspondent

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  • A University of Kentucky lecturer recently blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a “powerful handmaiden” to the “patriarchy” after DeVos met with a men’s rights group.
  • Dr. Marta Mack-Washington deleted the tweet after being contacted by Campus Reform, and did not provide any additional comment.
  • A University of Kentucky lecturer recently blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a “powerful handmaiden” to the “patriarchy” after DeVos met with a men’s rights group.

    “A powerful handmaiden to a hegemonic white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchy did this recently,” Dr. Marta Mack-Washington tweeted Thursday, linking to an article reporting that DeVos met recently with the National Coalition for Men to discuss Title IX issues.

    "Her primary research objective is to disrupt cultural narratives about race, ethnicity, and gender."   

    Mack-Washington subsequently deleted the tweet in question after Campus Reform contacted her to request comment, and did not respond to the inquiry.

    On her LinkedIn profile, Mack-Washington states that her “primary research objective is to disrupt cultural narratives about race, ethnicity, and gender that silence and perpetuate structural manifestations of prejudice and discrimination within communities of color.”

    [RELATED: Title IX helps girls, but leaves boys behind, women's advocate contends]

    “She also critically engages issues that emerge from social inequalities, particularly those pertaining to the intersections of class, gender, and race, and how individuals experience them,” it adds, noting that she has a particular interest in “the way these inequalities impact how Black athletes mobilize their identities.”

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    Dan Jackson

    Dan Jackson

    Massachusetts Campus Correspondent

    Dan Jackson is a Massachusetts Campus Correspondent, and reports liberal bias and abuse on college campuses for Campus Reform. He is a junior at Becker College and currently serves as chapter president of Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign Manager for Central MA.

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