The Other McCain

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

Her Superhero Name Was ‘Whorella’

“The fact is the ‘respectable girl from a nice family in Connecticut’ ship has already sailed.” — Ella Dawson, July 2014 Longtime readers will remember Ella Dawson, the 2014 alumna of elite Wesleyan University ($70,704 a year, including room and board) who made her name a synonym for herpes and got a personal fan letter […]

Aziz Ansari ‘More Thoughtful’ Now (But It’s Still Not Safe to Date Abby Nierman)

Aziz Ansari (left) and his accuser Abby Nierman (right). In January 2018, after an account of a young woman’s bad date with comedian Aziz Ansari went viral, I immediately recognized that “Grace” (as the article called her) did not deserve anonymity. She was not the victim of a crime, and if Ansari’s treatment of her […]

‘Gender Equality,’ World Cup Edition

  Nearly as soon as the women’s World Cup ended, public interest evaporated, because almost nobody really cares about women’s sports and Americans don’t much like soccer. Every four years, during the Olympics, there is a temporary burst of interest in the women’s gymnastics team and a few other gold-medal hopefuls, but once that quadrennial […]

Missing College Girl Mackenzie Lueck Was a Social-Media ‘Sugar Baby’ Whore

Mackenzie Lueck displaying her YOLO attitude on Instagram. Every so often, the Case of the Missing Blonde becomes a national media sensation. This is predictable — the public has an insatiable appetite for these damsel-in-distress stories — and nine times out of 10, the story ends with police finding her body and then the public […]

Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead: The Broke Wokeness of Anita Sarkeesian

  Remember when the name “Anita Sarkeesian” was influential? When the feminist commissar was named to Twitter’s “Trust and Safety Council”? The anti-male hatemonger rose to fame from 2012 to 2016 by demonizing men in the videogame industry and claiming to be a victim of sexist harassment. In 2014, the year of the #GamerGate controversy, […]

Why P&G Has Gone SJW

  Carl Benjamin calls attention to a recent article featuring an interview with Carolyn Tastad, president of the North American division of Procter & Gamble, and the executive responsible for the series of “woke” ads by Gillette. These ads have demonized men for “toxic masculinity,” celebrated female obesity and promoted transgenderism. What happened to, y’know, […]

Which Lunatics Are Running the Asylum?

  Meet Cassidy Leigh “Cas” Barbour (pronouns “he/him/his”), a Peer Advisor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where “he” is majoring in Communication Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. “Cas” first came out as bisexual at age 11, identified as “gay” at age 12, and at age 18, decided she was actually “he.” Now calling […]

Condé Nast Is Decadent and Depraved

  Remember the Teen Vogue anal sex issue? The presentation of this material in a beauty-and-fashion publication aimed at minors (many of them too young to legally consent to any sexual activity) alarmed and enraged parents who wondered what the hell was going on at the offices of the publishing giant Condé Nast. It turned […]

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