The Other McCain

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

If You’re Rich, Bisexual and Mentally Ill, Columbia University Wants You!

Trust me, when an Ivy League university freshman says she’s “upper middle class,” she’s what most of us would call “rich”: I am undeniably absolutely white and mostly WASP my family is upper middle class and supports me financially . . . my gender is basically “everybody told me I was a girl and I […]

Introduction To Feminist Theory

Until I started studying radical feminism, I never thought of “normal” as an achievement. “If you want to understand feminism, begin by studying abnormal psychology,” as I explain on page 18 of Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature. Perhaps no entirely sane person would ever sign up for a university […]

Late Night Reprise With Rule 5

— compiled by Wombat-socho No appetizer this week; the hour is late and I need to get this done so I can rise early in the morning and continue working on the Great Move West. As usual, many of the following links contain links to pics of scantily clad women which may or may not […]

Intolerant Diversity, ‘Rape Culture,’ and the Feminist-Industrial Complex

Perhaps yesterday’s discussion of academic feminism — “The Feminist-Industrial Complex: Academia and the Means of Production” — was one of those “TL:DR” experiences for you. Certainly, when I stretch it out to 3,600 words, with lengthy quotations from Queer Theory scholars, I understand that many readers will skip out after a few paragraphs. The reader’s […]

FMJRA 2.0: When Things Aren’t Going Your Way

— compiled by Wombat-socho Late Night With Rule 5 Monday Batshit Crazy News Regular Right Guy Animal Magnetism Average Bubba Proof Positive A View from the Beach 90 Miles from Tyranny Mansplaining and Femsplaining Batshit Crazy News Watcher Of Weasels VA Right Noisy Room Trevor Loudon The Right Planet Emma Sulkowicz Is a Vindictive, Dishonest […]

The ‘Bisexual’ Feminist Mind

Shira Glassman is a “queer Jewish feminist author” or “a bisexual Jewish violinist” who lives with “her agender same-sex spouse.” However, she is not — definitely not — a lesbian: I mean, in the real world, lesbians are attracted exclusively to women, bi women are attracted to multiple genders, and straight women are attracted to men. […]

The Feminist-Industrial Complex: Academia and the Means of Production

@SarahNAhmed a/k/a “feminist killjoys.” Sara Ahmed is a lesbian and a feminist, not necessarily in that order. There is always a chicken-and-the-egg question about such matters. Correlation is not causation, but this particular correlation is sufficiently common as to be a phenomenon deserving its own categorical label, as Professor Ahmed acknowledges. “Last week,” Professor Ahmed […]

Her Majesty Continues To Set The Uber-Capitalist Example

by Smitty [View the story “A Brief Ode To Her Majesty” on Storify] The accusations laid out in Clinton Cash are damning, indeed. And they come on the heels of the Great Chappaqua Email caper. Benefit of the doubt? I. Think. Not. But I also grasp that she is unlikely to see justice under the […]

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