Quillette Writes a Coded Ode to BDSM

Hey, weirdly, this is now the “takes on Quillette blog.” I can’t help it. This showed up in my Facebook feed, and I’m only human. So I read it. It was actually super interesting. Of course in the beginning it’s got the obligatory boring feminism straw-manning (“all hetero sex is RAAAAAAPE”). Would Quillette cease to … [Read more…]

Civil War

I hope you got a break over the last two weeks and that it was awesome. I went home to Alabama and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my crazy family. I get it naturally. Over the break my dad shared an email chain with me that contained this essay.  Before I left, a friend of … [Read more…]

How to get a date

“Women in 2017 are desperate for good, honorable, decent, and kind men to date,” Jordan McGillis recently wrote. Thus began a post in response to this: “Somewhere in the world, there is a kind, decent person who can’t find a date. Richard Spencer has a beautiful wife. This is yet another reminder that the world … [Read more…]

Today, feminism is engulfed in a fiery debate about gender and sexuality

Whew. You guys this is a true must-read. “Today, feminism is engulfed in a fiery debate about gender and sexuality.” Don’t I know it. “Intersectional feminists have embraced the trans, sex worker, and sexual liberation movements, opposed by supporters of an older radical feminist tradition, who would exclude them. I am firmly in the intersectional … [Read more…]

I Am Bradley Manning. I Am Edward Snowden.

Bradley Manning, the US Army private who allegedly surreptitiously copied classified documents onto a fake Lady Gaga CD which he then gave to Wikileaks, has been found guilty of 20 charges, many under the Espionage Act. However, he has been cleared of the most serious charge, which is aiding the enemy. Manning still faces up … [Read more…]

To Catch a Whistle-Blower

      Should the United States Prosecute Edward Snowden? Last week, U.S. officials asked the Hong Kong government to arrest Edward Snowden, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, though he was last reported to have arrived in Moscow en route to Cuba and Venezuela. The Obama administration also charged him with “unauthorized communication of national … [Read more…]