Fox News' Neil Cavuto interviewed “anti-feminist attorney” Roy Den Hollander, who discussed his lawsuit against Columbia University for offering a women's studies program “but not a men's studies program.” Den Hollander said: "[C]ut out the feminazi, feminist women's studies programs and bring back varsity sports, and you're going to do a lot better for the university." Den Hollander later said that women “are a suspect class. Every time they open their mouths, I begin to suspect something.”
On the August 20 edition of Fox News' Your World, host Neil Cavuto interviewed “anti-feminist attorney” Roy Den Hollander, who discussed his lawsuit against Columbia University for offering a women's studies program “but not a men's studies program.” During the segment, after referring to the previous segment's guest, Fox Business Network host Dave Ramsey, who discussed the high costs of today's colleges and universities, Den Hollander said: "[C]ut out the feminazi, feminist women's studies programs and bring back varsity sports, and you're going to do a lot better for the university." Den Hollander also stated, “If a guy takes a women's studies course, what's going to happen to him? The girls in the class are basically going to walk all over them in their stiletto heels, which may not be too bad,” and later said that women “are a suspect class. Every time they open their mouths, I begin to suspect something.” As Media Matters for America has documented, Den Hollander is only the latest guest to make overtly sexist comments on Cavuto's program.
Indeed, on the April 10 edition of Your World, Cavuto and Marc Rudov, radio host and author of The Man's No-Nonsense Guide to Women: How to Succeed in Romance on Planet Earth (MHR Enterprises, 2004) and Under the Clitoral Hood: How to Crank Her Engine Without Cash, Booze, or Jumper Cables (MHR Enterprises, 2007), discussed comments by Sir Elton John at an April 9 fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Clinton during which John stated that he was “amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some of the people in this country.” Rudov stated, “Hillary Clinton, who's living by the gender sword, is going to be dying by the gender sword. She sends in Elton John to do her hissing when she's having a catfight with America.” Rudov further stated, “This is a gynocracy. ... The reason that Hillary is losing is because people don't like her. That's all it is.” Fox News legal analyst and University of Washington associate professor of law Lis Wiehl responded: “It's the old thing, Marc, of if a woman is aggressive, then she's, again, the B-word. If a man is aggressive, he's just assertive and claiming his own.” Rudov later said: “The woman is not called a B-word because she's assertive and aggressive; she's called a B-word because she acts like one.”
On his website, Den Hollander explains that the purpose of his lawsuit against Columbia University is “to find the Columbia University Women's Studies program unconstitutional for using government aid to preach the religious belief system 'Feminism' and for discriminating against men.” Also on his website, Den Hollander describes the Violence Against Women Act as the “Female Fraud Act.”
From the August 20 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
CAVUTO: All right, so are women's studies courses spreading prejudice and bigotry toward men? Well, my next guest thinks so -- so much so that he is suing Columbia University. He's anti-feminist attorney Roy Den Hollander. Why Columbia?
DEN HOLLANDER: 'Cause I went there. I graduated there, and so that gives me standing. But going back to what your past guest said, cut out the feminazi, feminist women's studies programs and bring back varsity sports, and you're going to do a lot better for the university.
CAVUTO: But what is Columbia doing that ticks you off?
DEN HOLLANDER: Well, what Columbia is doing is it's presenting a women's studies program but not a men's studies program. So what the complaint charges is that women's studies is really -- which teaches feminism, they state that they're teaching feminism -- and so the teaching of feminism -- I'm arguing that feminism is a religion. Now, religion doesn't require a god.
CAVUTO: And what have they told you? Where is this going?
DEN HOLLANDER: Well, it hasn't -- it just started. I just filed the case, so --
CAVUTO: You want to cancel that course?
DEN HOLLANDER: Well, it's appropriate --
CAVUTO: What if there's a sort of 'men-ism' course? You be OK with it?
DEN HOLLANDER: No, it's a program. It's not just courses, you understand, it's a program --
CAVUTO: Oh, it's part of a whole mindset --
DEN HOLLANDER: It's a network situation. It's a way for girls to acquire jobs, it's a training [unintelligible] --
CAVUTO: We should say we tried to get a statement from Columbia on this, and we couldn't get one from them. But your point is that it's showing an inherent kind of a bias.
DEN HOLLANDER: A definite bias. Because girls can benefit from women's studies, but guys aren't going to benefit. If a guy takes a women's studies course, what's going to happen to him? The girls in the class are gonna basically walk all over him in their stiletto heels, which may not be too bad --
CAVUTO: Stop, stop, stop. All right, so you're saying that it's unfair for women who, you know, for years and even up to now, have not earned as much or gotten ahead as much, to get a little bit more exposure in school, that's too bad?
DEN HOLLANDER: That's not -- no, that's not -- what you're talking about is affirmative action. And what legally, that says that girls are a suspect class. And yes, they are a suspect class. Every time they open their mouths, I begin to suspect something. The point is --
CAVUTO: You have issues, don't you?
DEN HOLLANDER: No, the point is, if you look at equal pay per unit of time, or equal pay, or pay per unit of risk, girls are making more than guys.
CAVUTO: Are they really?
DEN HOLLANDER: Girls control nearly 60 percent of the wealth in this country. And if you want to look at the real oppressors, you look at who lives longer, who -- on whom most of the health dollars are spent --
CAVUTO: Roy, you're angry. You're very angry.
DEN HOLLANDER: -- and who eats more. Oh, absolutely. But only against the feminists.
CAVUTO: All right. And Columbia. All right, Roy, thank you. I want to keep track of this, my friend. Thank you very much.
DEN HOLLANDER: I'll keep you up to date. Thank you.