A book to equip conservative female students to thrive on college campuses was released Wednesday by Network of enlightened Women (NeW).
You’re Not Alone: The Conservative Woman’s Guide to College was written by Karin Lips, NeW founder and president.
“Conservative college women face silencing pressure from their peers, hostile liberal professors, biased administrators, and more,” Lips told The Lion. “I wrote You’re Not Alone: The Conservative Woman’s Guide to College to prepare young women for what they may encounter on college campuses and equip them to stand up for their conservative beliefs.
“Sharing the stories of students and recent graduates involved in NeW, I identify problems on campus and provide practical tips on how conservative young women can thrive in this environment.”
The book includes firsthand accounts from students such as Peyton Smith, from Seton Hall University, who shares about a time when she was silenced by her professor in class.
“I explained why I believe the Supreme Court should not be reformed, and he cut me off in the middle of my sentence,” Smith recalled. “He said that I should ‘be careful’ with what I say because ‘some people might not agree’ with me, despite it being an opinion. Throughout the rest of the semester, that professor would continue to talk over students whom he did not agree with or cut them off completely. I have never been so blatantly silenced or witnessed others silenced so rudely.”
The book has received praise from conservative female leaders, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich.
“I appreciate NeW ensuring that our next generation of young women are ready to take on the important challenges facing our nation and society,” Blackburn wrote in a review. “Reading this book is a great first step in setting yourself up for success as a conservative woman in a liberal world.”
Lips told The Lion that her book seeks to cover “many of the obstacles and tricky situations awaiting conservative women on campus.” She added that chapters explore topics such as “responding to censoring from peers, dealing with hostile liberal professors, picking a college major, running for student government, building a community, and more!”
Founded in 2004, when Lips was a student at the University of Virginia, NeW “educates, equips, and empowers women to be principled leaders for a free society.” There are more than 40 NeW student chapters on college campuses across the country.
You’re Not Alone is available for purchase on Amazon.