Pod and Man at Yale

How the Yale Women’s Center Fails Women; IWF Vice President Andrea Bottner on the Politics of Women on Campus and Around the World

May 23, 2024 Buckley Institute Season 1 Episode 14
How the Yale Women’s Center Fails Women; IWF Vice President Andrea Bottner on the Politics of Women on Campus and Around the World
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Pod and Man at Yale
How the Yale Women’s Center Fails Women; IWF Vice President Andrea Bottner on the Politics of Women on Campus and Around the World
May 23, 2024 Season 1 Episode 14
Buckley Institute

In the final Pod and Man at Yale episode of the academic year, Tori Cook ’26 and Claire Barragan-Bates ’25 talk about the Yale Women’s Center and how it has failed to support Yale women in favor of Marxist causes:

  • Barragan-Bates: “It wasn’t just about furthering women in their career prospects. They were in fact against that which is why they didn’t want to partner with The Women’s Network and Women’s Leadership Initiative.”
  • Barragan-Bates: “[The Yale Women’s Center has] become about pretty much anything except traditional feminism.” 
  • Cook: “It very much frustrates me that women’s center means only women of a particular bent and a very particular area with very particular ideology…and yet it’s supported by Yale funding.”

Independent Women’s Forum Vice President Andrea Bottner, who has served in official positions focusing on women’s issues at the state, federal, and international level, discussed how women are treated by women’s organizations, on campus and around the world:

  • Bottner: “When I hear a group like the Yale Women’s Center, I would never think that I would be welcome there.”
  • Bottner: “What happened on October 7th was…brutal, sadistic murder. Rape was used as a weapon of war—that should not have any sort of political attachment. But all of our big women’s groups…they had nothing to say. It’s just egregious. The silence was deafening.”
  • Bottner: “Campuses all over have shut down conservative women speakers, in the name of what? Of politics.”
  • Bottner: “How have we gotten to this place where if you say, ‘I believe women deserve a fair playing field and to compete with other women, period,’ you are immediately labeled as a horrible transphobe, an evil person.”

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Show Notes

In the final Pod and Man at Yale episode of the academic year, Tori Cook ’26 and Claire Barragan-Bates ’25 talk about the Yale Women’s Center and how it has failed to support Yale women in favor of Marxist causes:

  • Barragan-Bates: “It wasn’t just about furthering women in their career prospects. They were in fact against that which is why they didn’t want to partner with The Women’s Network and Women’s Leadership Initiative.”
  • Barragan-Bates: “[The Yale Women’s Center has] become about pretty much anything except traditional feminism.” 
  • Cook: “It very much frustrates me that women’s center means only women of a particular bent and a very particular area with very particular ideology…and yet it’s supported by Yale funding.”

Independent Women’s Forum Vice President Andrea Bottner, who has served in official positions focusing on women’s issues at the state, federal, and international level, discussed how women are treated by women’s organizations, on campus and around the world:

  • Bottner: “When I hear a group like the Yale Women’s Center, I would never think that I would be welcome there.”
  • Bottner: “What happened on October 7th was…brutal, sadistic murder. Rape was used as a weapon of war—that should not have any sort of political attachment. But all of our big women’s groups…they had nothing to say. It’s just egregious. The silence was deafening.”
  • Bottner: “Campuses all over have shut down conservative women speakers, in the name of what? Of politics.”
  • Bottner: “How have we gotten to this place where if you say, ‘I believe women deserve a fair playing field and to compete with other women, period,’ you are immediately labeled as a horrible transphobe, an evil person.”

Send your thoughts on this episode or the new reports on the Yale Women's Center to info@buckleyinstitute.com

Subscribe to get all Buckley Institute updates at buckleyinstitute.com.

Follow us on Twitter @BuckleyInst