Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

Apparently, according to @AmandaMarcotte, someone insisting people fact check serious accusations = rape apologist. Ridiculous. — Karl Anthony Township, MN (@TrillScottP) December 5, 2014 @AmandaMarcotte you have officially gone off the deep end with this one, hackette. — Sarah (@mamaswati) December 5, 2014 Judith Levine has a must-read on the intellectual climate that prompted some … Continue reading Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

The in-tray has seen another big wave of reader responses since our most recent post, but we’re trying to balance the need for your input with the need to keep the debate productive and relatively concise. One reader who wants to keep it going: I dissent from the dissenters. Keep talking about it. Keep questioning the excesses of the feminist … Continue reading Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

A reader very close to the controversy writes: I saw your blog post about the feministic censoring of my debate in Oxford. I thought you might be interested in my piece about this debacle published in this week’s Spectator. The terrible irony of my having effectively been banned by “pro-choice” students is that I intended to make … Continue reading Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again

This is a truly clarifying argument: The idea that in a free society absolutely everything should be open to debate has a detrimental effect on marginalised groups. Debating abortion as if it’s a topic to be mulled over and hypothesised on ignores the fact that this is not an abstract, academic issue. It may seem … Continue reading Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again

The Best Of The Dish This Weekend

One reason I’ve been somewhat forgiving of Obama’s executive action on immigration deportations is that I see it as a function not of his choice to be an “imperial” president, but as a result of unprecedented Republican obstructionism. It is, for example, jaw-dropping to hear the GOP declare its shock at the president’s refusal to … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish This Weekend