The Other McCain

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

Socialist Tumblrina Witches

  Sara is a 19-year-old bisexual socialist witch who likes cats and attends college somewhere in New England. She posts a lot of selfies, including pictures of herself dressed as Hecate, pagan goddess of death. Like every other pouty teenage Goth girl with a Tumblr blog, Sara fancies herself a writer and self-published a science […]

How Joy Reid’s Homophobic History Illustrates Vox Day’s Third Law of SJWs

  Let me start by saying, I am proud to hate Charlie Crist. If hating Charlie Crist is wrong, I don’t want to be right. However, I don’t claim to be a “progressive” and I’m not employed by MSNBC: Recently resurfaced internet archives show political commentator Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts in 2007, […]

‘Effectively Worthless’: Social Justice and the Infinite Stupidity of Tumblr

  When I started exploring radical feminism in 2014, one of the first phenomena I discovered was SJW Tumblrinas. is to social media what syphilis is to bacteria — the absolute worst. When I mused here about why Tumblr is so indescribably wretched, a commenter observed that its format is so “user-friendly” that it […]

‘Just Being Around Men Is Exhausting’

On her Twitter profile, Ali Thompson describes herself as “Fat Activist Bisexual Queer.” On her personal web site, she calls herself “a feminist artist from Philadelphia specializing in pop art that is influenced by riot grrl zines, punk flyers, tattoos and comic art.” She has another Twitter account called @Ok2BeFat and a Patreon account to […]

Chomsky on Foucault (and Also, Exactly What Was Judith Butler Trying to Say?)

Michel Foucault and his very wrong book, ‘The History of Sexuality.’ It’s not my habit to quote Noam Chomsky, whom I despise, but I happened upon something he once said about Michel Foucault: You can make things look complicated, that’s part of the game that intellectuals play; things must look complicated. You might not be […]

Sex Panic and Its Consequences

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein was fun, and it’s amusing to watch Democrats like John Conyers and Al Franken twisting in the wind. However, the Sexual Harassment Apocalypse looks uncomfortably familiar to those of us old enough to remember the McMartin Preschool story. Christina Hoff Sommers sounds the warning: In the 1980s, a panic over […]

Check Me Here, @RooshV: Is Your Sexuality ‘Ugly … Dangerous … Brutal’?

  Readers may or may not be familiar with Daryush Valizadeh, the notorious pickup artist (PUA) known as @RooshV. He became the World’s Most Famous Misogynist in the wake of the Isla Vista Massacre because The Creepy Little Weirdo who committed that atrocity had frequented some PUA forums. This was a dishonest guilt-by-association smear. Maybe […]

Sex, Power, Weakness and Evil

“I would be happy to give [Bill Clinton] a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.” — Nina Burleigh, 1998 “Feminists keep trying to explain Weinstein in terms of […]

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