Joe appears not to have looked in the mirror lately (“Joe Biden blames ‘white man’s culture’ for sexual assaults: ‘It’s got to change,’” Web, March 26). For the former vice president’s words to ring true, there would have to be zero rapes by black men, zero rapes by Asian men and zero rapes by the Central American and Mexican men involved in the currently massive migration across our southern border. All available evidence to the contrary, causes Mr. Biden’s words to ring false.
The root of this intellectual rot, for both Mr. Biden and the Democratic Party, is their “True Believer” adherence to feminist/progressive “intersectionality” ideology, which places straight white men at the bottom of the hierarchy and holds them responsible for all things bad. The only way to correct the dominance of this false ideology in American politics is for men — and women who love men, arguably a diminishing percentage of the electorate — to get active in politics and to vote.
In 1990 Sen. Biden introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) based on false presumptions and false data. VAWA is scheduled for reauthorization in the House of Representatives in April. Since it denies due process for males and fails to provide protections for the historically and currently high levels of sexual violence directed toward boys, men and fathers, it must be sunsetted.
I encourage all men and all women who love men to contact their representatives and ask them to sunset VAWA in 2019.
GORDON E. FINLEY
Professor of psychology emeritus
Florida International University