Men’s Rights Activist Files Title IX Suits Against University Women’s Scholarships and Programs


Kursat Pekgoz, a men’s rights activist at the University of Southern California, has filed Title IX complaints against three schools. He is targeting women-only scholarships and programs because he sees it as male discrimination; he claims that “efforts to support female students are no longer necessary and amount to discrimination against male students.” Ironically, Pekgoz himself has been investigated in a Title IX case regarding a sexual harassment allegation. He recently published a guide called “How to Abolish Affirmative Action for Women.”

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Do you think women-only scholarships and affirmative action programs for women are still relevant and should be implemented today?


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Watch this video feature on Kursat Pekgoz’s story here. You can also see him featured on NBC “Nightly News” on 12/15.

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