The Other McCain

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

Feminism and the Cult of the True Self

“The stigma around STDs normally makes people think of cheaters, liars, teenagers who don’t know any better, and other various ‘dirty’ things when they think of sexually transmitted diseases. But there’s a new name circulating in the news lately who’s trying to battle this stigma: Ella Dawson.” — Torii Johnson, April 30, 2015 Once upon […]

Words Mean Things: @kate_manne and the Elastic Definition of ‘Misogyny’

“I worry that the word ‘reason,’ being as heavily masculine-coded as it is, functions as a kind of buzzword.” — Kate Manne, Ph.D., January 2016 Misogyny is “the system which operates within a patriarchal social order to police and enforce women‘s subordination, and to uphold male dominance,” according to Cornell University Professor Kate Manne. Thus, […]

Stereotypes Are Accurate (and Feminists at DePaul Are Man-Hating Witches)

Kate Hardiman reports at the College Fix: A Rutgers University social science professor set out to research how stereotypes are inaccurate so he could proclaim and promote that to the world with hard scientific data — but eventually made a startling discovery: most stereotypes are accurate. Scholarly claims of “stereotype inaccuracy” are baseless, Dr. Lee […]

On @DKThomp, Trumpism and the Misunderstood Crisis of White America

  Derek Thompson (@DKThomp on Twitter) is not a stupid knee-jerk liberal, despite “Donald Trump and the Twilight of White America,” an article at The Atlantic that at first glance might seem like yet another knee-jerk liberal smear of the presumptive Republican nominee. “Gleeful-sounding headlines announcing the end of white America may play a role […]

Harvard Law Is Decadent and Depraved

  Have you ever heard of Isaac Royall Jr.? Me, neither, until I started reading about “Reclaim Harvard Law,” an anti-white protest group at Harvard University Law School. Earlier this year, Harvard’s administration surrendered to an unruly mob of student grievance-mongers who had demanded that the official seal of the Law School be changed to […]

The New Thought Crime: ‘Adultism’

Adultism “is running amok in America”: Parents know what’s best for their children? At the risk of tossing tons of other scenarios aside, we LGBTQIA+ kids have heard that last one plenty while trying to grow up while out. Parents say we’re not bi. Or queer. Or a boy. Or non-binary. They give us labels […]

Our Moral Superiors™

Liberal intellectuals are convinced that the rest of us are so stupid we need them to tell us what to think. Their narcissism manifests itself as a contempt for the common sense of ordinary Americans, an attitude Thomas Sowell analyzed in The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy. What inspires […]

The Value of Motherhood

  Charles Murray (@charlesmurray on Twitter) co-authored with the late Richard Herrnstein one of the most controversial books of the 20th century, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (1994). When it was first published, the harsh criticism from liberals — who claimed the book was practically neo-Nazi propaganda — led me to […]

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