The Other McCain

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

Capt. Save-a-Hoe: ‘He Will Regret It Only Once and That Will Be Continually’

The term “Captain Save a Hoe” is, according to Urban Dictionary, derived from the title of a 1993 song by West Coast rapper E-40. It refers to a fool who imagines he can rescue bad women from their unfortunate destiny. It came to mind when I saw this New York Post story: Annie Wright, 21, […]

The Dangerous Clichés of ‘Empowerment’

One of the problems I encountered when writing about feminism — radical feminism, the real thing — is that so many people have been confused by the use of “feminism” as a marketing slogan and a pop-culture theme that has very little to do with what feminism actually is. One species of pop-culture feminism is […]

Feminist Marina Watanabe Rejected a Guy and Turned Him Into a Nazi

  Last month, a group of Internet sleuths identified Andrew Richard Casarez, 27, of Orangevale, California, as the man behind the online alias “Vic Mackey.” According to the Sacramento Bee, Casarez was the leader of a white supremacist group that called itself “The Bowl Patrol,” a name referencing the “bowl” haircut of a notorious killer: […]

Oh, Feminists Losing Their Jobs?

You have to read this very carefully: An internal document at Vice Media Group lays out a plan for substantial layoffs at the new-media company’s websites, as Vice considers a variety of options to deal with coronavirus pandemic. The planning document, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, calls for layoffs of over 300 […]

‘Feminist’ Jessica Valenti: Vote for Biden Because ORANGE MAN BAD!

  When last we took notice of “feminist” Jessica Valenti, she was “despairing” about the failure of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign: I knew going into Super Tuesday that Elizabeth Warren was unlikely to win big. I had prepared myself for that. What did take me by surprise, though, was just how poorly she fared: Even in […]

Ask Not for Whom the #MeToo Tolls: Beware of Soros-Funded Feminism

  Because I never liked Chris Matthews, I enjoyed some schadenfreude at watching his partisan hack career ended by a #MeToo scandal. What I little suspected was the hidden hand behind that takedown: [A]n obscure group called Ultraviolet just took down Chris Matthews—the former speechwriter for Tip O’Neill and Jimmy Carter who had successfully transformed […]

R.I.P., ‘Sexual Intellectual’

  Amie Harwick was a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in California who specialized in talking about sex. Harwick claimed to be a former Playboy centerfold, but good luck finding those photos. On her official website, Harwick described her qualifications: She has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, […]

Men and Women Are (Still) Different

  How did basic biology become “controversial”? Girls have to file a federal lawsuit to prevent males from competing in girls’ sports, and you’re a bigot — a hater, a proponent of transphobia — if you take the side of the plaintiffs in what would seem like a slam-dunk case to anyone with an iota […]

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