The Other McCain

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

What ‘Education’ Teaches

My stance as a critic of public education began while I was in fifth grade at Lithia Springs (Ga.) Elementary School, but it was not until our eldest daughter spent a year in kindergarten that I realized that the system is inimical to liberty. Your local public schools are destroying America, and are ultimately a […]

Indecent Liberties: Police Say Teacher Showed Her Nude Selfies to Teen Girls

Melissa Waters Kidd, 34. Parents in Newport News were shocked last month when it was reported that a teacher at Woodside High School was under investigation: A search warrant filed in the case indicated three students told police the 34-year-old teacher showed them before-and-after photos of her breast augmentation. The photos were on the teacher’s phone. […]

Do You Wanna Rock-and-Roll?

In 2014, Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore) became “Sex and Relationships Editor” at Cosmopolitan magazine, which has been giving young women bad advice for decades. When I was in college, I’d go visit girls in their dorms and read their magazines — Cosmo, Glamour, Mademoiselle, whatever — as part of my intelligence-gathering operation. Like, what are girls […]

Rapists Everywhere (1-in-5)

St. Mary’s College of California is a private school where annual tuition is $41,380, according to U.S. News & World Report. Of the 3,055 students who attend Saint Mary’s, 41% are male and 59% are female. As an exercise in understanding the “campus rape epidemic” that feminists assure us is a nationwide scourge, let’s apply the notorious […]

Heh. Heh. Heh.

One of my favorite lines in Ghostbusters: Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have to produce anything! You’ve never been out of college! You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results. The insulation of the academic cocoon has been […]

Exceptions, Rules and Tumblr Feminism

How many data points are necessary to demonstrate a pattern? In the news business, the old joke was, “Three’s a trend,” describing the unfortunately too-common method by which feature writers manufacture “trend” stories from thin air. When the “Sex Trouble” series began way back when, I was extraordinarily conscious of the “arguing by exceptions” trick […]

‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz Releases Crappy Porn Video With French Title

“Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol” is French for “This Is Not a Rape” and if recent Columbia University graduate Emma Sulkowicz intended this eight-minute video as “art,” it’s very bad art. Sulkowicz claimed she was raped by fellow student Paul Nungesser, who was cleared of wrongdoing in subsequent investigations by the university and by New […]

The Feminist-Industrial Complex: Fat Lesbians vs. the ‘Heteronormative Gaze’

Does the “fat acceptance” movement “destabilize the heteronormative gaze”? Can women overcome “gender inequality” by a “radical rejection of beauty as feminine aspiration”? Those possibilities are suggested by two Canadian sociologists in an article, included in a leading Women’s Studies textbook, that compared Dove’s “Real Beauty” advertising campaign to a protest by lesbian activists in […]

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