The Other McCain

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

Death by ‘Social Justice’: Zoe Quinn Drives Game Maker Alec Holowka to Suicide

  Who is Zoe Quinn? “Zoe Quinn” was Patient Zero of the #GamerGate controversy. A tattoo-covered, mentally ill ex-stripper whose real name is Chelsea Van Valkenburg, Quinn was the creator of a tediously dull game called “Depression Quest.” She broke up with her boyfriend, a software geek named Eron Gjoni, and allegedly became intimate with […]

‘Mothers Tell Your Children’

  Legend has it that the original “House of the Rising Sun” was a New Orleans brothel, its name derived from a literal translation of the name of its first proprietor, Madame Marianne LeSoleil Levant. Destroyed by a fire, this notorious establishment inspired a folk song about a woman lamenting her fate, having stumbled into […]

Do You #BelieveWomen?

If you consider yourself to be a feminist, why? Whatever explanation you offer, I would hope you’d reconsider. Whatever the situation might have been in 1968 when the Women’s Liberation Movement (as it was then called) emerged from the ranks of the New Left, the balance of power between men and women now is definitely […]

Democrats: No More Heterosexuals!

  Longtime readers may remember Dr. Marcie Bianco. Three years ago, the Harvard-educated lesbian professor inspired me to write this: Two traits are necessary to become a successful feminist: 1.Hate; and 2. Dishonesty. So long as a woman (a) despises men and (b) is willing to tell shameless lies in support of feminism’s anti-male agenda, […]

Feminism Makes You Fat

Looking back at photos and films of the Woodstock concert 50 years ago, a New York Times writer remarks how rare it was to spot a fat person in that vast crowd of hippies: In 1969, Americans were, it would appear, much thinner — men and women equally. (That guy picking his way through the […]

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 […]

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