The Other McCain

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


Thursday, I blogged about what I called “Tumblrina SJW Trauma Drama” — a feminist Tumblr blogger in Florida trying to raise money to leave her abusive lesbian girlfriend. As a point-and-laugh example of feminist failure, this seemed to me instructive, but then she posted this: So tonight things got a lot worse when I tried […]

Tumblrina SJW Trauma Drama

  Thalia Gomez is a lesbian and a feminist (but I repeat myself). Last week on her Tumblr blog (because of course she’s got a Tumblr blog) she posted a desperate plea for assistance: Please Help Me Leave My Abusive Girlfriend I’m reaching out mainly to the radfem community because you guys have been so […]

Words Mean Things, Part 2

  Wednesday, in “Words Mean Things,” I referenced a study of college students’ sexual behavior that found a small percentage of students who identified as heterosexual but nevertheless reported engaging in same-sex hookups. Of course, the vast majority of students (more than 97%) are heterosexual both in identity and behavior, but the discrepancy of this […]

Frankenstein’s Children

“As a single mother, I sometimes wonder whether the real problem is that my sons have no role models for the type of men I hope they become. But when I look around at the men I know, I’m not sure a male partner would fill that hole. . . . If the feminist men […]

Dear @MeghanEMurphy …

  Burn it down. That’s the mantra that a lot of conservatives started repeating a few years ago. Many of my friends on the Right had become sick and tired of a Republican Party that didn’t seem to give a damn about the people who vote Republican — or people who would vote Republican, if […]

‘Sperm Costs Too Damn Much’

    Denechia “Neesha” Powell-Twagirumukiza is a 2009 graduate of the University of Georgia who lives in Seattle. On Twitter, she describes herself thus: “Displaced Southern queer millennial womanist organizer/writer growing roots in the PNW. They & she pronouns.” Powell has a lesbian wife, Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza, an African immigrant who is a founding member of […]

What Must It Be Like …

. . . to applaud one’s own “courage” in writing? How does it feel to celebrate your “strength” with the expectation that others will admire you as much as Laurie Penny expects to be admired? This question is inspired by a 6,000-word article in which Ms. Penny climbs up on the cross, then worships herself […]

Have We Reached Peak SJW Yet?

“Everybody with two eyes and a brain could see Zoe Quinn was crazy. Why did Eron Gjoni want to date that tattoo-covered, facial-pierced, mentally ill ex-stripper whose real name is Chelsea Van Valkenburg? I don’t know, but he did, and the consequences were world-historic.” — “Crazy Woman Who Caused #GamerGate Announces She’s No Longer Female,” […]

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