Marketing Professor Makes Students Pay $99 to Join Anti-Patriarchy Site — Which She Owns

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A teacher in Michigan has been fighting male domination by making students fork over denominations.

As relayed by Young America’s Foundation, Michigan State University Professor Amy Wisner has required that attendees of her Marketing Communications course buy memberships to the “Patriarchy Rebellion” website.

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Rebellion doesn’t come cheap; the annually-renewing subscription reportedly runs $99/year. According to YAF, access offers PDF files and YouTube videos promoting a “social justice agenda rather than anything remotely relevant to the subject matter of the business course.”

And curiously, the site is owned by Amy herself.

In June of last year, she purportedly posted to Twitter concerning Patriarchy Rebellion’s purpose:

“The Rebellion community is a safe place to coordinate our efforts to burn everything to the f***ing ground.”

It’s certainly not the first time sociopolitical issues have entered education. These days, campuses seem three parts politics, one part academics:

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Math Professor Says Math Education Is Racist — and Sexist and Homophobic

As for teachers taking in money by way of mandates, that’s nothing new. Some professors print their own required “textbooks” and sell them for staggering sums.

What makes Amy’s situation uniquely notable is the chasm between her course’s subject and the concerns of the website. But don’t misunderstand the arsonous intent; Patriarchy Rebellion is anti-bullying. A video on the site makes such clear, following a disclaimer:

Trigger Warning

The following slides contain screenshots of bullying conversations which include fat-shaming language…

New memberships may soon experience a slump; per YAF, the instructor is on leave amid alleged scrutiny over forced Rebellion.

With more than 600 students enrolled in her course this semester alone, Wisner has likely collected tens of thousands of dollars in revenue from her students. She has failed to keep her story straight regarding the way she uses the funds. During one class session, she told students that the revenue is used to bring in guest speakers. A GoFundMe page states that she’s using the funds to buy herself a “Rebellion RV.” Her website states that “100% of membership fees are used for awareness, education, and activism for a BULLY-FREE FUTURE™.”

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All of that could be inaccurate; per her Twitter post last year, “100 percent of membership fees are donated to Planned Parenthood.”

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