Required Reading – August 22 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Mac Donald: Gender Is a Construct—Except When It’s Not

“For academic feminists, male and female biology is either interchangeable or immutable, depending on what complaint they need to lodge. A foundational tenet of academic feminism holds that alleged differences between males and females are socially constructed. This credo usually maximizes the opportunities for charging sexism, yet it will be discarded in an instant if acknowledging the innate biological and psychological differences between men and women yields an additional trove of feminist complaint. The current issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine shows how the game is played.”

Read more at City Journal.

Henry: Democrats Are Fielding Even More Anti-Semitic Candidates For Congress 

“Last week, J Street, the lefty group created to counter the bipartisan American Israel Public Affairs Committee, withdrew its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. The unprecedented move followed Tlaib’s endorsement of a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and comments supporting the left-wing boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement. Tlaib is running unopposed in the general election, blunting the effect of the de-endorsement. But Tlaib is representative of the Democratic Party’s gradual march beyond the embrace of candidates and officials who criticize Israeli policy or its current government to a much uglier place in politics.”

Read more at The Federalist.

Lucas: 4 Key Facts About ICE, and What Could Happen If It’s Abolished

“Primarily an immigration enforcement agency that doesn’t operate on the border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement still performs other functions. Here are four major facts about ICE, and what could happen if it ceases to exist.”

Read more at Daily Signal.

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