The Other McCain

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

‘The Hard-Hitting Social Commentary We’re Trying to Get Across’

Because my 19-year-old daughter is a Harry Styles fan, I have a built-in bias against Olivia Wilde, the 38-year-old ex-girlfriend of Jason Sudekis, whom Styles is currently dating. Also, it should be pointed out, Wilde’s grandfather was an infamous Commie, which is all the more reason to hate her. Now, as the cherry on top […]

Louise Perry Gets It

Louise Perry is a young British writer who has just published her first book, The Case Against the Sexual Revolution: A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century. Although she considers herself a feminist, the core of her argument rather resembles something I wrote in May 2010: Insofar as men and women are different, […]

Are ‘Higher Standards’ Really to Blame?

Who is Kylie Cheung? She writes “about gender, power, and identity at the intersections of culture and politics,” is “currently a staff writer at Jezebel, and . . . previously worked at Salon’s culture desk.” She has a BA in political science from USC, lives in Los Angeles, is the author of A Woman’s Place: […]

The Cul-de-Sac of Feminist Stupidity

What is a feminist? A woman who can’t get along with men. Feminism is an anti-male ideology, a political expression of the collective resentment of such women, none of whom has ever stopped to think that perhaps men are not the problem. This thought never occurs to a feminist for the same reason that a […]

Capt. Save-a-Hoe: ‘He Will Regret It Only Once and That Will Be Continually’

The term “Captain Save a Hoe” is, according to Urban Dictionary, derived from the title of a 1993 song by West Coast rapper E-40. It refers to a fool who imagines he can rescue bad women from their unfortunate destiny. It came to mind when I saw this New York Post story: Annie Wright, 21, […]

The Dangerous Clichés of ‘Empowerment’

One of the problems I encountered when writing about feminism — radical feminism, the real thing — is that so many people have been confused by the use of “feminism” as a marketing slogan and a pop-culture theme that has very little to do with what feminism actually is. One species of pop-culture feminism is […]

Feminist Marina Watanabe Rejected a Guy and Turned Him Into a Nazi

  Last month, a group of Internet sleuths identified Andrew Richard Casarez, 27, of Orangevale, California, as the man behind the online alias “Vic Mackey.” According to the Sacramento Bee, Casarez was the leader of a white supremacist group that called itself “The Bowl Patrol,” a name referencing the “bowl” haircut of a notorious killer: […]

Oh, Feminists Losing Their Jobs?

You have to read this very carefully: An internal document at Vice Media Group lays out a plan for substantial layoffs at the new-media company’s websites, as Vice considers a variety of options to deal with coronavirus pandemic. The planning document, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, calls for layoffs of over 300 […]

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