Category Culture

Blaming China

No, China is not killing Americans, the flu is. People get the flu and some die from it. But the wet markets do bear some scrutiny. The Coronavirus most likely originated in a Chinese wet market. This is not the first time wet markets have threatened public health in China. A series of food scandals […]

Are good men hard to find?

My last few posts have been focused on the weird dating market serious young Christians find themselves in, and how unhelpful it is to blame only the men for the weirdness. I felt done with the subject and I don’t want to turn this into a men’s rights blog because that tends to attract bad […]

Why We Blame Boys

When a journalist claims that Evangelical college girls are dying for boys to ask them out but the boys are too hooked on porn to notice, some people will declare a national porn emergency, thump their chests, display their glorious virtues and condemn the horrible, dirty boys for Hurting Our Girls. Why? Why not blame […]

Apparently I am a Porn Apologist

I’ve been participating in the discussion on Rod Dreher’s blog as my normal, charming self: alternately curt and bloviating, occasionally sarcastic and always condescending. What can I say, I am a sinner. Dreher was reporting the anecdotal claims of Evangelical college professors that good Christian girls were dying to be asked out but the boys […]

Pornography and gender roles

Rod Dreher says: Pornography is destroying a generation. It really is. One of the profs told me that his female students can’t get dates. Young men aren’t interested in relationships. Those who do ask women out tell them at the outset that they (the women) have to be cool with their pornography habits. From what […]

They Don’t Hate the Babylon Bee…

Saw this tweet: Having a disclaimer buried somewhere on your site that says it’s “satire” seems like a good way to get around a lot of the changes Facebook has made to reduce the spread of clickbait and misinformation. — Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) January 5, 2020 So, why all the hate for Babylon Bee and […]

Cruelty and Common Sense

After Christmas Eve dinner the theme of homelessness came up. It is not as bad here in Massachusetts as in warmer states, but we still have our share of homeless people. I saw a lot more of them when I lived in Worcester. There are fewer in Salem (where I live now), but in Salem […]