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Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Student Denounces Feminism — and Receives a Bad Grade

  R., a female reader, writes: I’m a long-term fan of your website, and visit every day to check for updates. I thought that you, and your readers, would find this interesting: My younger sister is 17 years old. At her school (a private girl’s school, nonetheless) a mandatory class is ‘Modern Social Issues.’ Every term, […]


A Commenting Debacle

  I ACCIDENTALLY MIXED UP comments for the two entries (here and here) related to Hanna Rosin’s book. I think I have straightened it all out.

Couples Who Share Housework Divorce Much More Often

  BEN J. writes: Here’s an article from the Telegraph about a study done in Norway that indicates a significantly higher divorce rate among couples who share housework. You might find it interesting, although you and I wouldn’t need to spend a lot of money doing a study to come to the same conclusion. People are happier […]

Murdered After Declining an Escort Home

  AT Oz Conservative, Mark Richardson writes about the Jill Meagher case: The news here in Australia has been dominated by a murder and abduction case in inner-city Melbourne. A beautiful woman, Jill Meagher, who migrated from Ireland and who married a local man, had been drinking till the early hours of the morning with […]

On Cardboard Men

  TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL columnist Margaret Wente repeats approvingly Hanna Rosin’s thesis on “The End of Men,” which is that the reason men are lagging in the modern economy is that women are better at everything and men have become, economically speaking, an evolutionary maladaptation. Men are “cardboard” and women, because of their great […]

A Pizza Worth Having

  IT is rare that I have positive news to relay. Today is an exception. Thanks to the trendy New York City baker Jim Lahey, I have found an outstanding recipe for homemade pizza crust. This dough is exceptional. Like all low-yeast breads, it tastes more fully of wheat and has the light, bubbly texture that […]


  KATHLENE M. writes: I’m forwarding this interesting New York Post article by Kyle Smith in case you haven’t seen it.  It’s a biting critique of Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men and the Rise of Women. The article is titled “Junk Male:  Women don’t need guys anymore — this is progress?” I’m so glad to […]


The Military: A Place Where Guys Meet Guys

  COL. RON CREWS, a retired Army chaplain, writes in the Washington Times about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Sept. 20, has come and gone. Now, there is mounting evidence that proves our warnings were not idle chatter. The threat to freedom posed […]

Patriarchy and Nature

  AT The Orthosphere, Kristor has two thoughtful and interesting posts, here and here, on the natural foundations of patriarchy. He argues that all societies are irrevocably patriarchal, including the feminist society: Feminism is a movement among men, to indulge women with more authority in the determination of public life. Men allowed feminism; they may disallow […]

Australian Parliament Rejects Same-Sex Unions

  THERE HAS been relatively little coverage in the U.S. of the Australian parliament’s overwhelming rejection last week of a bill legalizing same-sex unions. The New York Times, as far as I can tell, did not even run the story. The news conflicts with the constantly-touted notion that homosexual “marriage” is inevitable everywhere in the Western […]


Is Adultery Reason to Divorce?

  LEILA  writes: I love your blog. It’s been like an anchor for me in this tempestuous, disorderly world. I have a question for you about marriage. The subject is of a very serious nature. I was married for almost seven years, and the relationship was difficult from the beginning. My ex-husband was a serial […]

France May Ban “Mother” and “Father”

  A PROPOSED French law that would legalize same-sex “marriage” would also ban the words “mother” and “father” from all government documents, the Telegraph reports. Let’s repeat that. In a major European country, it may soon be illegal to refer to “mother” and “father” in official documents. The language change is an inevitable move for countries […]