Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers

Born 1950

Christina Hoff Sommers is an American author and former philosophy professor who is known for her critique of late 20th century feminism, and her writings about feminism in contemporary American culture. Her most widely discussed books are Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women and The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on September 28, 1950.


1971 20 Years Old Sommers was born in Petaluma, California, to Dolores and Kenneth Hoff. She is Jewish. She earned a BA at New York University in 1971, and a PhD in philosophy from Brandeis University in 1979.
1978 27 Years Old From 1978 to 1980, Sommers was an instructor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
1980 29 Years Old In 1980, she became an assistant professor of philosophy at Clark University, and was promoted to associate professor in 1986. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old Sommers married the Harry A. Wolfson Chair in Philosophy at Brandeis University, Fred Sommers, in 1981, and was widowed in 2014. … Read More
1988 37 Years Old Beginning in the late 1980s, Sommers published a series of articles in which she strongly criticized feminist philosophers and American feminism in general In a 1988 Public Affairs Quarterly article titled "Should the Academy Support Academic Feminism," Sommers wrote that "the intellectual and moral credentials of academic feminism badly want scrutiny," and asserted that "the tactics used by academic feminists have all been employed at one time or another to further other forms of academic imperialism." … Read More


2000 49 Years Old In 2000, Sommers published The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men. … Read More


2013 62 Years Old The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) awarded Sommers with one of its twelve 2013 Exceptional Merit in Media Awards for her New York Times article, "The Boys at the Back". … Read More
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