The Other McCain

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

TV Shows I Never Watched

  Feminists have an annoying habit of identifying some sort of misogynist behavior or attitude then attributing this to “society” or “culture” as a very general condemnation of “patriarchy.” An example of this is a new article about the so-called “incel” movement by feminist Sady Doyle. The article is actually an interesting history of how […]

On Courtesy and ‘Gender Equality’

Where I come from, to insult a man is to challenge him to a fight. Perhaps “progress” has eroded that old-fashioned sensibility down home since I was a boy growing up in Georgia, but surviving to adulthood was not necessarily guaranteed in the culture in which I was raised. My junior year of high school, […]

‘Dickie Rebellion’ Gets Fired

Readers will please excuse the lack of blog content since Friday, but I found myself staring into the abyss — the utter desolation of all hope for the future of humanity, evidence that our society has descended so far into decadence and depravity that recovery is perhaps impossible.   The Grey Fox is a gay […]

Why Freedom of Speech Matters (And Why ‘Hate Speech’ Is Protected, Too)

“Truth is great, and will prevail if left to herself . . . [Truth] is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict […]

Why Don’t ‘Incels’ Go Gay? (And Other Thoughts on ‘Toxic Masculinity’)

  Let me begin kind of a roundabout discussion of several things by starting with this: One of the odd facts about Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis was that the 17-year-old wore a heart-shaped bisexual pride pin in one of his Facebook photos. What do we know about him? Two years ago, Pagourtzis had played […]

Has #MeToo Finally Gone Too Far?

  If you’ve watched MTV’s Catfish, you may remember Ayissha Morgan, a lesbian who was the victim in 2015 of an online-dating deception that the show’s hosts, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, were able to unravel. Now, she is claiming she was sexually harassed by Schulman: The show, now in its seventh season, began airing […]

‘The Notion of the Mythical Norm’

Catt is a 19-year-old lesbian with a Tumblr blog. She has anxiety, depression and “also maybe some psychotic symptoms.” She seems to be enrolled in an introductory Women’s Studies course, because she posted an excerpt from a popular textbook, Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Often we tend to think of women in comparison to a mythical norm: White, […]

‘A Particularly Non-Self-Aware Man’

  Online dating is a bad idea. Every time I repeat this warning, someone in the comments will say, “But I met my [husband or wife] on [name of online dating site] and everything was awesome,” as if this anecdotal exception disproves the rule that online dating is a bad idea. People who engage in […]

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