The Other McCain

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

Intolerant Diversity, ‘Rape Culture,’ and the Feminist-Industrial Complex

Perhaps yesterday’s discussion of academic feminism — “The Feminist-Industrial Complex: Academia and the Means of Production” — was one of those “TL:DR” experiences for you. Certainly, when I stretch it out to 3,600 words, with lengthy quotations from Queer Theory scholars, I understand that many readers will skip out after a few paragraphs. The reader’s […]

The Feminist-Industrial Complex: Academia and the Means of Production

@SarahNAhmed a/k/a “feminist killjoys.” Sara Ahmed is a lesbian and a feminist, not necessarily in that order. There is always a chicken-and-the-egg question about such matters. Correlation is not causation, but this particular correlation is sufficiently common as to be a phenomenon deserving its own categorical label, as Professor Ahmed acknowledges. “Last week,” Professor Ahmed […]

Emma Sulkowicz Is a Vindictive, Dishonest and Crazy Slut — Allegedly

That word “allegedly” is important to add because all I’m doing is giving a thumbnail summary of what Paul Nungesser alleges in his federal lawsuit against Columbia University, its president Lee Bollinger and Professor Jon Kessler. They say that revenge is a dish best served cold, and Nungesser has served up a buffet of revenge […]

Lesbian Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct With Teenage Girl

WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids, Michigan: A former Grant High School science teacher has pleaded guilty to having inappropriate sexual contact with a female student with whom she exchanged about 14,000 text messages during a four-week period last fall. Erin Katharine MacDonald, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with the female student. […]

Christians Branded ‘Hate Group’ for Opposing LGBT Agenda in Schools

Friday was the national “Day of Silence” promoted by GLSEN, the radical homosexual teachers organization founded in 1990 to promote the gay agenda in public schools. GLSEN has been controversial because the group’s director, Kevin Jennings, was implicated in the infamous 2000 “Fistgate” incident in Massachusetts. Yet it is now opposition to GLSEN that is […]

‘Serious Work’

In May 1862, Gen. Richard Taylor’s brigade of Louisiana troops was assigned to the command of Gen. Stonewall Jackson, whose taciturn nature and Calvinist theology were closely related phenomena. Taylor’s brigade made a long and rapid march to join Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, covering 26 miles on the day they reached their camp near […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Deborah E. Frisch, Ph.D., is due in court Monday: The former University of ­Oregon professor released from jail [March 30] after pleading guilty to making a false report against a Eugene police officer is again behind bars on similar charges. Deborah Ellen Frisch, 53, is facing a charge of initiating a false report and a […]

A Coven of Liars: Sabrina Rubin Erdley, Emily Renda and Catherine Lhamon

Left to right: Sabrina Rubin Erdley, Emily Renda, Catherine Lhamon One of the first journalists to raise serious questions about Rolling Stone‘s rape hoax story, Richard Bradley makes this point: Sabrina Rubin Erdely started with a thesis and went in search of someone—and some place—that fit her thesis. She found Jackie and the University of […]

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