Remember Roy Den Hollander, the righteously antifeminst New York lawyer whose greatest hits of frivolous litigation include, "Ladies' Nights Are Unfair to Men," "The Violence Against Women Act is Unconstitutional to ME!," and "My Mail-Order Bride Left Me to Become a Stripper, I'm Gonna Sue the Club Where She Works"? Well, you'll be relieved to know that his most recent waste of a court's time and money — a lawsuit against Columbia University contending that their Women's Studies curriculum violates Title IX and was unconstituional — was given a big thumbs-down last week.
In the suit, Den Hollander claimed that the field of Women's Studies "demonizes men and exalts women in order to justify discrimination against men based on collective guilt," and that Columbia was using government funds to preach a "religionist belief system called feminism." The April 23 decision by Manhattan Judge Lewis A. Kaplan contended that, in fact, "Feminism is no more a religion than physics…. And at least the core of the complaint therefore is frivolous." (I'd like to think he then added a firm, Red Forman-esque "Dumbass!" to his statement.)
Columbia itself had filed a motion back in October for the case to be dropped entirely, stating that Hollander's compaint "reads like a parody." Hollander responded by amply proving the university's point with the statement that "Women's studies [programs] aid and abet murder.... Where do you think all those lunatic female syndromes come from for excusing murdering incipient human beings, boiling babies, drowning their children, and killing their boyfriends or husbands?"
But as we know well by now, this dude is nothing if not obsessed with getting the last word. Stung by Kaplan's decision, Den Hollander accused the judge of being (horrors!) a feminist, and pouted that "The only thing frivolous and absurd is men looking for justice in the courts of America." In that case, RDH, perhaps you should, I don't know, stop filing boneheaded lawsuits?