The Other McCain

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

Feminism and First-World Problems: ‘Hypervigilance’ as Irrational Phobia

Jessica Valenti wants mentally ill women to know that their mental illness is the fault of the oppressive patriarchy: A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face — from catcalling and sexual harassment to sexual objectification and violence — makes women generally more fearful and […]

Campus Kangaroo Courts

Federal law trumps campus policy: A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled. According to records in U.S. District Court, the college recently reached a settlement with the “John Doe” but neither his […]

Professional Perverts

What kind of people want to talk dirty to children? Perverts, and also government sex educators. But I repeat myself: The former Ontario deputy education minister who oversaw the development of a controversial sex-ed program before facing child sex charges will plead guilty to a number of those charges. Benjamin Levin, born 1952, was arrested […]

Two Victims, No Crime

Corey Mock is not a rapist, but he is also no longer a wrestler at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, because he was accused of rape by a fellow UTC student named Molly Morris. Morris’s version of the story is told at Vice Sports and includes the claim that someone at a party spiked her drink. […]

UVA Fraternity Cleared by Police, But Fraternities Are Punished Anyway

Jackie’s story was fake, but as Allahpundit says, “someone needs to intervene to stop the sort of gang rape that never actually happened to Jackie,” so despite the dishonesty and journalistic malpractice, there are new rules for fraternities at the University of Virginia: The University chapter of Phi Kappa Psi was officially reinstated by both […]

Feminism: Equality in Misery

Miriam Mogilevsky (@sondosia) is allegedly a human being, although manifestly lacking in empathy and filled with¬†a hateful¬†appetite for sadistic revenge, which is to say she is a feminist. Her numerous efforts to destroy civilization include her advocacy of atheism, because those who hate humanity usually begin by hating God. She developed advanced skills in intellectual […]

True Love Is Always an Exception

“She was 15 and he was 28 and her teacher at the Ferrer Modern School in New York, when they met, and married, in 1913.” That sentence, from the 1981 obituary of Ariel Durant, is an important historic note to keep in mind when considering prohibitions against professors dating their students. Kelly Anders, an administrator […]

Are You Certain You Don’t Want to Consider Homeschooling Your Kids?

If you think it’s a good idea to send your children to public schools, you probably aren’t really paying attention to what’s happening in public schools and who is in charge of public schools. Saturday, I searched Google News for the words “teacher + arrest” and — in addition to the usual stories about teachers […]

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