Why Activists Should Think Before They Tweet

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that there are social justice feminists waging battles against slights that don’t actually exist. It might surprise you, however, to discover that people are actually pushing back against such ridiculousness. It all started last week, when Katie Hinde (known on twitter as @mammals_suck, a nod to her day … Continued

Politics


Is Common Sense (Finally) Making a Comeback?

You know American culture is on the decline when we look back on the old Baywatch television show and mourn its “innocence.” At a time when conservative speakers on campus are regularly shouted down and physically attacked, and when even reliably staid news outlets sound like The National Enquirer, it’s difficult to be optimistic about … Continued

Culture


MTV’s Ridiculous New Year’s Resolutions for White Guys

For a network that has always either been, or striven to be, on the cutting edge of pop culture, MTV revealed itself to be remarkably out-of-touch with the zeitgeist. Apparently the youth-oriented cable channel didn’t get the memo that there is a cultural backlash against political correctness in effect, and that half the country is … Continued

Entertainment

Safety Pin Virtue-Signaling

Imagine the scene: On the subway, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab is sitting, minding her own business. A man approaches, full of hatred in his heart. He wants that seat; she doesn’t deserve to sit. He approaches and spews epithets and seems prepared to strike her. He feels emboldened to do so because the … Continued

Culture

‘American Idol’s Social Justice Problem

The American Idol contestant La’Porsha Renae was momentarily a favorite of feminists and parishioners of the holy secular church of social justice. In an interview, a writer on the perpetually angry feminist site Jezebel noted breathlessly if not self-contradictingly, “Talent is subjective, but La’Porsha is undeniably the biggest presence on Idol this season. She boasts … Continued

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