The Feminist War on Common Sense
In the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, Kristin Wiig stars as Annie, a down-on-her-luck single Milwaukee woman who regularly hooks up with Ted, a handsome Porsche-driving quasi-sociopathic cad delightfully played by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. After Annie sleeps over for the first …
Major 2017 retrospectives all recognized that the avalanche of sexual-harassment allegations that brought down major media moguls, politicians, and journalists was among the year’s most notable events. The #MeToo campaign demonstrated that problems with sexual harassment aren’t limited to …
Impromptus: Real judges and unreal, &c.
From the conservative point of view, there have been some very good people nominated to judgeships, and confirmed. I know at least two of them. So, mad props to President Trump, for the nominations.
(I learned the expression “mad props” …
How Feminism Ditched Marriage and Motherhood for ‘Intersectionality’
It’s startling to be reminded, in 2017, that as of the mid 1960s the nascent feminist movement was centered on the concerns of typical, middle-of-the-road women: married ones, with children. How did feminism come to be so closely associated instead …
Mayim Bialik Is Right, Modesty Is Prudent
Last month my wife and I visited our oldest daughter in college. Late that Saturday night, she said she wanted to walk from her dorm to the hotel to hang out with us a bit longer. How should a good …
The Mysterious Female Conservative
This fall, if you’re lucky enough to hang your hat at the leafy, cloistered, and widely acclaimed Amherst College — checking in at #2 in the rankings of national liberal-arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report, with tuition at a …
The indispensable Kevin Lewis of National Affairs pointed out this vitally important paper.
Here’s the abstract:
Male exclusive spaces enable and dismiss discussion of misogynist violence, as they did during the 2017 [sic] U.S. presidential election. In the decade …
When Every Republican Is a Crypto-Nazi
The New York Times is engaged in an ongoing effort to rehabilitate Communism. For some inscrutable reason, it has published a series of articles nostalgic for the Soviet Union’s Gulag-filled past, most recently explaining “Why Women Had Better Sex …
James Damore is fortunate that we don’t burn heretics at the stake, because he has blasphemed.
The fired Google engineer might as well have been writing a script designed to prove that one of the world’s largest companies …
A Google Employee’s Awesome ‘Anti-Diversity Screed’
An anonymous ten-page memo by a Google engineer has set the Internet aflame. The tech site Gizmodo published the full text of what it called the “Anti-Diversity Screed” today. Engadget used the same formulation.
But it’s not anti-diversity, and …
Feminists, Stop Bad Sex Before It Happens
Call it the Aziz Ansari problem. A guy behaved boorishly on a date. This behavior fell well short of a crime. What now?
To some extent, the two sides in the Ansari debate are talking past each other. The celebrated …
Feminists Are Ditching ‘Pussyhats’ Because They’re Racist and Transphobic
More and more feminists are now ditching those pink, anti-Trump “pussyhats” on the grounds that they’re actually racist and transphobic.
According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, many activists have concerns that the hat “excludes and is …
Feminists’ Bizarre Crusade Against Taylor Swift
Who said it: Benito Mussolini or Bustle? “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”
Trick question: Mussolini said it, but today’s feminists think it. They’re Bussolinis. For feminists these days, no acceptable person …
Hollywood: ‘It Kind of Feels Like Rome Is Burning’
“It kind of feels like Rome is burning,” says one Hollywood writer-director in a New York Times look at the continuing fallout from the detonation of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (Here I pause to recall the name of the second …
Harvey Weinstein and Feminism
What makes Harvey Weinsteins?
The chief of Amazon studios, Roy Price, has now resigned in the wake of allegations that he made lewd comments and propositioned a producer. Lists of accused sexual predators in Hollywood and journalism are circulating on …
The Progressive Double Standard on Feminism
While dining at the White House with President Trump last week, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly remarked, “Do the women get to talk around here?” Perhaps Pelosi should’ve directed her question to Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Hope Hicks, …
Hurricane Harvey’s Men, Women, and Children
On Sunday, as images from Hurricane Harvey stunned the nation, one particular image stuck out for many Americans as indicative of the heroism of Texans in the face of disaster: a picture of a man in a baseball cap carefully …
Why Are the Media Sympathetic toward the Women of ISIS?
Editor’s Note: This piece wasoriginally published by Acculturated. It is reprinted here with permission.
A young blonde girl of 18 once joined a legion of women fighting for a cause, listing among her motivations the need for the “feminine ideal …
Google Receives 95 Theses of Diversity and Inclusion
You may have heard that a Google software engineer anonymously circulated a memo about “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” The tech blog Motherboard reports that the memo went viral within the company. In it, the engineer argues that Google has …
Claims of Sexism in New Zealand Don’t Have Much Evidence
The newly elected leader of the New Zealand Labour party, Jacinda Ardern, became a feminist icon this morning after two TV and radio show hosts asked her what effect starting a family would have on her should she become prime …