The Other McCain

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

But It’s Not About Hate

“If you want to see the consequences of deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill,” I explained a couple weeks ago, “go to Tumblr.com and search for ‘feminism.’” Exactly why Tumblr is such a fetid swamp of virulent ideological insanity, I’m not sure, but in November 2014, Elliot (a “third generation asian american (japanese). polyamorous and panromantic” college […]

An Infinite Rainbow of Oppression

Sarah Deragon (@identityproj) is a feminist and a lesbian, but I repeat myself. Tuesday, I posted a series of “Queer Feminism” headlines from EverydayFeminism.com to illustrate the extent to which the feminist movement has become obsessed with perverse sexuality. One of the headlines I included was this: Powerful Photos Fearlessly Redefine What It Means to […]

The Queering of Feminism

A few recent headlines from EverydayFeminism.com: Let Them Eat Cake: On Being Demisexual — Cara Leibowitz, Feb. 10 5 Ways to Stand Up to Toxic Messages and Accept Yourself as a Bisexual Person — Erin Tatum, Jan. 25 Powerful Photos Fearlessly Redefine What It Means to Be LGBTQIA+ — Sarah Deragon, Jan. 25 How to […]

‘Queer Youth of Color’

Verónica Bayetti Flores (@veroconplatanos) “has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants’ rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, […]

Fear and Loathing of the Penis

“All women are prisoners and hostages to men’s world. Men’s world is like a vast prison or concentration camp for women. This isn’t a metaphor, it’s reality. Each man is a threat. We can’t escape men. . . . “[H]eterosexuality doesn’t exist and our ‘urges’ to bond with [men] emotionally or sexually aren’t natural drives […]

Common Man-Hating Feminism

“I’m so tired of masculinity. And male aggression. And male voyeurism. And male arrogance. And male mediocrity. And how we’re conditioned to normalize it.” — Zuriya at Tumblr.com What inspired that declaration? That 24-word anti-male outburst was published on Tumblr a week ago and has already acquired more than 3,000 likes or reblogs. The young […]

The Low-Hanging Fruit of Feminism

Andrea Grimes (@andreagrimes) used to be a pro-life Christian, until she went to college: “Suddenly: I was the dirty, filthy slut. I was the horny bitch.” By 2009, she had apparently contracted human papillomavirus (HPV) which resulted in cervical dysplasia — “atypical squamous cells” — a potentially pre-cancerous condition that required $5,000 in treatment. This […]

Does She Deny Being a Man-Hater?

A curious omission in this Wilmington (Del.) News-Journal article: When Ariel Friedlander decided to start a feminist club at her high school last year, some boys dismissed her as a man-hating lesbian and one girl threatened to excommunicate her friends if they dared to join. A junior at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts […]

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