"In the media, politics, arts, humanities and increasingly the sciences, feminist gatekeepers stand guard with an explicit agenda to keep non-feminist, egalitarian women frozen out." In the age of 24 hour social media it's hard to keep abreast of news, fake or otherwise. Stories burst forth in a moment only to quickly become placeholders for … Continue reading The Cure for Feminism is Not More Feminism
In his book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Terror and Tyranny, Russian dissident and gulag survivor Natan Sharansky, proposes a simple test to discern if you are living in, what he calls, a free society or a fear society. He calls it the Town Square Test: Can a person walk … Continue reading Enlightenment Now? Out, out, brief candle.
“Certain persons are malicious solely through a necessity for talking” Victor Hugo. Les Miserables This essay was first published in PoliQuads Magazine in May 2020 I met my first Karen when I was 11 years old. Her name was Hayley. I had recently moved to a new town and was attending my first day at … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Karen
This essay was first published in PoliQuads Magazine, Sunday, March 29th. 2020 Humans are a social species. Isolation is not good for us. Yet here we are, self isolating and social distancing as if our lives depended on it, and for a vulnerable demographic, it does. For non-vulnerable demographics, and millennials in particular, it’s hard. … Continue reading The Quality of Mercy is Ideologically Strained.
Feminist arguments never develop, they are only recycled. This essay was first published in PoliQuads Magazine 2020 The new year saw KFC slapped with a cultural penalty notice for producing an ad showing a woman adjusting her breasts in a car window. The crime was not that she jiggled her jugs through a window knowing … Continue reading An Old Sexual Manifesto
The following was sent to me to publish on the condition the author remain anonymous. I post it in full and without comment. I’m going to share my own ‘me too’ story with you. I don’t want to do this. I’ve remained mostly silent about it for decades and would happily have died with the … Continue reading Natural Justice and #MeToo
As I have written elsewhere feminism is not the battle for equality between the sexes but is, primerily, a movement to “smash patriarchy”. This might have been a noble endeavour had feminists ever hit upon a theory of patriarchy that could begin to be falsified. I, like many reasonable people, used to identify as a … Continue reading In Defence of Reformed ‘Patriarchy’.
Stone tools provide the first evidence of the evolution of symbolic thought and began to emerge in our hominid ancestors around 2.5 million years ago. The cognitive architecture in the brain had to be in place before the first spark of creativity occurred, before the hominid looked at the crude lump of rock and saw the refined … Continue reading Religion, Atheism and The Evolution of Symbolic Thought.
I had to rattle this off quickly as a counter-point to the media frenzy today about this report. Apologies for typos - there will be many! Toxic masculinity or female intrasexual competition? "MPs seek better plan to fight school sexual harassment Sexual harassment and abuse of girls are too often accepted as part of daily … Continue reading MP’s report on sexual harassment in schools ignores evidence of female intrasexual competition
A few articles and op.eds on other sites not suitable for DGS International Women’s Day 2016: What women who don't identify as feminists have to say Published in Indy Voices. The Independent. Monday March 7th. 2016 The Quality of Social Justice Mercy: The Florida shooting Published on Bombs and Dollars, June 13th 2016 Is racism … Continue reading Other writings