Revenge of the Feminists

So it’s come to this. “Why can’t we hate men?” asks Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor of sociology and director of the awkwardly named Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Northwestern University. Her question isn’t especially novel—radical feminists have been asking and answering in the affirmative for decades now. What makes Walters’

By | 2018-06-14T22:16:08+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Moms to Daughters: Don’t Be Ali Watkins

The case of Ali Watkins offers mothers an opening to have an uncomfortable yet necessary conversation with their daughters: Don’t sleep your way to the top. One would think in this #metoo, female empowerment, equal pay, don’t-even-tell-me-my-dress-is-pretty climate of workplace taboos, that conversation would be unnecessary. Twentysomething women and their successors have been

By | 2018-06-12T12:27:46+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

Reforming the Miss America Pageant: Brains Trump Beauty

The leadership of the Miss America beauty pageant announced this week it would eliminate the historic “bathing beauty” or swimsuit portion of the competition. The decision was explained as a reform to stop the young ladies who compete, from being judged on their appearance. Those statements were made as if they were obviously

By | 2018-06-07T22:41:27+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

Hillary and the Married Deplorables

Hillary Clinton couldn’t resist referring again to her historic defeat while addressing the graduates at Yale last week. This brought to mind her remarks at a speaking event in India in March, which can still rankle. At that time, she declaimed that Trump’s “whole campaign, 'Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards," and

By | 2018-05-27T18:31:22+00:00 May 27th, 2018|

Ryan Gosling, Incel Prophet

On April 19, a 25-year-old man plowed a rented van into a crowd of bystanders in the middle of downtown Toronto, killing 10 and seriously wounding many more. Initially many assumed it had been another attack inspired by the radical Islamist ideology of ISIS or al-Qaeda, as these groups had pioneered the new

By | 2018-05-28T00:08:41+00:00 May 27th, 2018|

Conservatism’s Flirtation with Feminism is Suicidal

As any longtime listener to President Trump’s political rhetoric knows, the president is fond of reciting Al Wilson’s classic song “The Snake.” The president usually uses the song as a metaphor for the incursion of Islamic terrorists, but its message applies just as strongly to the attempts by unwelcome infiltrators of all types

By | 2018-05-12T07:58:32+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

#NoMoreApologies

Does anyone say “department store” anymore? If you’re a Millennial or maybe even a tad older, you may not even be aware of what a department store is. If you're thinking, Walmart or Target, or even Kohl’s, think again. Until the 1970s or so, department stores were grand affairs; multi-story edifices, arranged in

By | 2018-05-09T15:13:10+00:00 May 9th, 2018|