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Current Events: The War on Women

Inside: War on women; Teach the children well; Stalkers; The a-hole preacher I am not a feminist. I need to say that up front so that you won’t be surprised if/when I say something unintentionally ignorant or polemic. I’m not anti-feminist, though. I am critical of the following aspects of all identity politics isms: the…

The Miseducation of Young Men

Inside: Deranged intersectionality, #YesAllWomen and #TooManyMen There has been a LOT of editorializing and blogging about Elliot Rodgers. I’m not much for the just-shut-up-and-listen approach. I believe in having open and challenging discussions. Or writing a blog entry after the fact that only I and spambots will read. Either way. Another homicidal rampage Rorschach Test.…

Do No Rape

Men.  Boys.  Teenage boys.  Do not rape.  Don’t sexually assault.  Do not sexually harass.  Do not touch anyone’s genitals without their permission or consent.  If they are unconscious or out of it — drunk, high, otherwise disoriented — that means no.  She could be your girlfriend or wife.  If she can’t say yes, then that’s…

Travon, Barack & Newt

Inside:  Can you relate?; Who do you relate to? Tribalism; Missing White Girl Syndrome Intro We were on a family vacation in western Massachusetts.  Bear with me.  This is not a “we were somewhere and they were so racist” intro. It’s beautiful up there with a tinge of sadness because most of the mills and businesses…