The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

A Lesbian Feminist Horror Movie

Lesbian actress Ingrid Jungermann (left) and director Stewart Thorndike. Working on “Sex Trouble,” my continuing series about radical feminism, I routinely search Twitter for relevant news and commentary. Searching for “lesbian feminist,” this headline popped up: Lyle Director Stewart Thorndike on Making the Lesbian Version of Rosemary’s Baby and the Need for Feminist Horror We […]

A Statement To Ponder

by Smitty Emphasis mine: A hundred years ago, the first group of progressives concluded that this country needed to change in a big way. They argued explicitly for a refounding of the United States on the grounds that the only absolute in political life is that absolutes are material and economic rather than moral in […]

The Moral Case is the Simple One

by Smitty The question is not: “What if your daughter was a porn star?” The question is “How shall one maximize joy in life?” Linker starts off with observations that are fair as far as they go: No, libertarianism hasn’t consistently changed how Americans think about taxation, government regulation, or foreign policy. But it is […]

Sex Trouble: Feminists Worry That Disney Movies Are Making Girls Heterosexual

Jasmine was a victim of Aladdin’s magic patriarchal carpet. Is your daughter a victim of male oppression? Blame Aladdin – as well as The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Lion King and Toy Story 2. Disney cartoons and other G-rated children’s movies are full of “gendered sexuality,” subjecting women to the male “objectifying gaze,” as “heterosexuality is constructed through hetero-romantic […]

‘Progress’ As Cultural Bulldozer

by Smitty Anthony Daniels, aka Theodore Dalyrmple, speaking at Hillsdale of the lower class in England, emphasis mine: Certainly the notions of dependence and independence have changed. I remember a population that was terrified of falling into dependence on the state, because such dependence, apart from being unpleasant in itself, signified personal failure and humiliation. […]

ZeroHedge: ‘How A Country Dies’

by Smitty Quite a ring of truth about this: 2. The State The State is threatened by a decline. Generally it moves into full pretend mode. Three behavioral traits characterize its behavior. The State must convince citizens: things are not as bad as they seem. the State is not responsible for the situation. the State […]

‘Feminist Lezzy Heaven’

Lea DeLaria in the Netflix series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ “It’s like I’ve died and gone to feminist lezzy heaven. I’ve been a professional lesbian for over 30 years — before that I freelanced — but my entire career has been about that, putting a human face on what a butch is.” – Lea […]

A Tale Of Two Burgers

– Wombat-socho As I mentioned in the previous burger post, one of my objectives in visiting Las Vegas this week was to check out a couple of hamburger joints not found in my Washington DC stomping grounds: the infamous Heart Attack Grill, and the wildly popular In-N-Out Burger. There were also some other suggestions, but […]

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