The Other McCain

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

Feminism Repeats Itself, the First Time as Tragedy, the Second Time as Farce

Amy Austin (@amymarieaustin) is a British university student, a lovely blonde soprano, who wrote a blog post about “gender roles” that became something of a viral sensation among feminists. We’ll get to that in a minute, but first let’s acknowledge that Amy Austin has suffered serious misfortune. Her father committed suicide in December. She describes […]

You Lost Me at Marx, Gail Dines

The feminist troll @UniLantern jumped my timeline on Twitter this afternoon and got as much respect as she deserves: I'm a father of six, so I guess my "sexist pig" mojo is working better than you could imagine. @UniLantern — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) August 19, 2014 Hey, @UniLantern, way to confirm that "Angry […]

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 […]

Celebrity Feminist Emma Watson Says Something Really Stupid on Twitter

Emma Watson (@EmWatson) is the actress most famous for her part in the Harry Potter movies. More recently, she has become “Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women,” a job that evidently requires her to say silly feminist stuff on Twitter, e.g.: Gender equality not only liberates women but also men from prescribed gender stereotypes. Ri-iiight. Because […]

Feminism as Rationalization

One thing you notice if you pay close attention to the autobiographical details that feminists let slip as they’re telling their narratives (because “the personal is political,” y’know, and feminism enthrones extreme subjectivity as “the authority of experience”) is that many of these women have psychological damage they channel into political belief because they can’t […]

‘Wacky Conservative Hit Piece About Raging Lesbian Feminist Carmen Rios’

Carmen Rios (@c_rios) is communications coordinator at the Feminist Majority Foundation and also a columnist at the lesbian blog Autostraddle, which has been sarcastically called “Cosmo for Queers.” Ms. Rios’ career as a lesbian activist was the subject of a blog post here Sunday, the latest in my “Sex Trouble” series about radical feminism. This […]

‘Hi, We’re Lesbian Feminists and We’re Here to Talk to Your Daughter About Sex’

Carmen Rios (@c_rios) is a “raging lesbian feminist” who is (a) communications coordinator for the Feminist Majority Foundation, and (b) a columnist for the lesbian blog Autostraddle. On her Twitter account, Rios calls herself the “Tweeter-in-Chief” for the Feminist Majority Foundation’s account @Majority Speaks, which means Rios was responsible for this message: That message linked […]

Shrew Culture Update

This week, First Lady Michelle Obama said something weird: “We can’t waste the spotlight. Time is short. Change is needed. And women are smarter than men,” Obama said during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to a laughing audience, according to White House press pool reports. She continued, “And the men can’t complain because they are outnumbered […]

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