Feminist blogger Hugo Schwyzer quit the Internet yesterday. Writing on his personal website, the Pasadena City College professor of history and gender studies said that he needed a hiatus in order to prioritize his “fragile” mental health and his relationship to his wife and his children, but his anguish was underscored by intellectual defeat. “I’m done,” he wrote. “I surrender the field to the critics who wanted me gone from feminist spaces.”
If you don't know who he is, you might be better of not knowing. If you still care to find out, then google is your friend, as they say.
I know he was a controversial figure in academic feminism (or feminism generally for that matter) and he had his supporters. But I can't say I'm sorry he's made this decision. I never had a very high opinion of him and he held some very questionable beliefs and opinions. And it's typical how he signs off on his "surrender" with that pathetic, passive-aggressive 'poor me' whinge.