Category Culture

Kevin D. Williamson flubs one

What happened to the old Kevin D. Williamson I’ve admired for so long? Getting fired from The Atlantic seems to have taken his edge off. His advice to incels is to go to church to meet girls: There are girls who want to go home with a guy they met at a bar, but, as […]

So why are male feminists such creeps?

On this blog we ask the big questions, like why are male feminists such creeps? The men who have been exposed as creeps in the course of the #MeToo movement have in general been from left-leaning industries, such as Hollywood and the Media, as well as a few Democratic Party politicians. Here are some theories […]

Some more thoughts on incels

Yesterday’s post was a basic outline of the incel phenomena, but it felt pretty shallow. Here are a few more ideas that would have provided more depth: Chad, Stacey, and Mevlin are awful stereotypes of people motivated only by lust, not humans. In reality people are much more complex and you can’t just walk up […]

Ross Douthat Broke the Rules

Ross Douthat wrote a reasonable column about the “incel” phenomenon and it getting a lot of push-back. He could have been more clear. If I were making the point I would have made it like this: In the free-love society imagined by the sexual revolution it turns out that not everyone gets sex. Rather it […]

Why I’m not on Twitter

Sometimes I think about getting a twitter account, what with all the salty wags out there with their pithy zingers. But every time I scan Twitter I see things like this… When Obama left the White House in a helicopter that horrible day, I had the impression our true father was leaving & the nation […]

A funny thing happened when we tried to create diversity

I used to read comic books as a teen and occasionally feel nostalgia for them. In my twenties used to be ashamed of that nostalgia. When visiting my mom’s house I’d sometimes pull a few comics out of the box still hidden in my old closet, looking around to make sure no one would see, […]

Neuhaus’s Law

Richard John Neuhaus observed that where religious orthodoxy is optional it will sooner or later be proscribed. Orthodoxy, no matter how politely expressed, suggests that there is a right and a wrong, a true and a false, about things. When orthodoxy is optional, it is admitted under a rule of liberal tolerance that cannot help […]