Why are Kindergarteners Having ‘Gender Reveal’ Parties in School?

Homeschooling in America is growing by leaps and bounds and it isn’t difficult to understand why. In many traditional schools, parents are being treated as bystanders in the education of their own children, and the perception of what is considered acceptable and unacceptable for the classroom is topsy-turvy. In California, the Rocklin Charter School was … Continued

Parenting

Chelsea Manning is No Trans Role Model

When Donald Trump issued a statement banning trans people from serving in the military, Vogue and Teen Vogue came out with multiple articles castigating his decision. “Another broken promise,” wrote Patricia Garcia, and an affront to the “thousands of trans servicepeople [sic] … who signed up to risk their lives on behalf of all Americans,” … Continued

Culture

What Trump’s Transgender Tweets Reveal About the Culture Wars

The breakdown of American social norms is advancing at a lightning pace. Just five years ago if you were told a woman doesn’t necessarily have a vagina, and may instead have a penis, you might have called that insanity. Today, you’re a hateful bigot if you don’t subscribe to this kind of thinking. Not only … Continued

Politics

Is the Real Goal of the LGBTQ Community ‘Genderless’ Children?

As LGBTQ rights have taken center stage in the public sphere, one common denominator in every protest, Supreme Court case, or other legal challenge is activists’ claim that equality is their movement’s only goal. When opponents offered slippery slope arguments, they were sneered at as silly, logical fallacies. If parents expressed concerns about their children’s … Continued

Politics

Stop Sending Mixed Messages About Transgender Kids

What if your ten-year-old child said he wanted to be a dolphin when he grew up? Would you just laugh? Would you even entertain the idea? Of course not. How could you? Hardly any parent, community or school system would go along with this. But every day, more and more, the idea that kids can … Continued

Parenting

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Memes

Just when you think political correctness might be on the wane, here comes a new front in the culture wars: memes. That’s right. Now even silly jokes you share with your friends online (and that have the shelf lives of may flies) are fodder in our civilization’s continuing effort to police every thought, emotion, and … Continued

Culture

Why I Decided to Boycott Target

I don’t even want to think about how much money I’ve spent at Target during my time on earth. A close friend and I have something we call the Target “one-hundred-dollar rule”—you can’t go in to Target, even for breath mints, without walking out one hundred dollars poorer. Since I’ve become a mom, it’s become … Continued

Culture, Parenting

Capitalism and the Culture Wars

On almost every front, the culture wars have not been going well for social conservatives over the past few years. That’s unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, and if you happen to be a social conservative, there’s really not a whole lot you can do about it. This doesn’t mean you will suddenly have … Continued

Culture

Hollywood Plays “Who’s the Biggest Victim?” Game

Actress Julie Delpy should have known she was doomed to defeat in her artless attempt to displace African-Americans as bigger victims of discrimination in Hollywood. Given the highly publicized outrage about the upcoming Oscar’s lack of non-white nominees, Delpy’s comments that “sometimes I wish I were African American,” and “nothing worse than being a woman … Continued

Culture

Faux Outrage, Moral Busybodies, and ‘Zoolander 2’

“It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.” –C.S. Lewis “Words can only hurt you if you try to read them. Don’t play their game!” –Derek Zoolander I cannot unequivocally verify this, but I’m pretty sure that the axiom “Tempest in a teapot” was coined after some normal human … Continued

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