Monthly Archives: December 2011

Either a penitent or a buffoon.

Last week, gender thinker Tom Matlack wrote a piece about men’s dismay at feeling “blamed for everything” that was scoffed at as risible garbage by Amanda Marcotte.  I thought Mr. Matlack’s piece was extremely vague and a bit of a … Continue reading

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Trying to be funny.

I’ve been dismayed to see a lot of uninformed trashing of Christopher Hitchens in the days since he died.  One piece of his writing, Why Women Aren’t Funny, seems to have been latched onto by those under the impression that … Continue reading

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“I was young and I was wild.”

Via Andrew Sullivan, I came across this post by conservative writer Rod Dreher on fatherhood and the way it effected his ability to tolerate violence in movies: I was a professional film critic once upon a time, but had a … Continue reading

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Sex ed and driver’s ed.

One thing that really grinds my gears is the way adolescent sexuality is framed by “progressives”.  The old saw is, “Well, we can’t stop teenagers from having sex, so we’d better educate them about it.”  The assumption is that if … Continue reading

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Corporal punishment – time to ban it.

About nine o’clock Renee sent her son off to bed to one of the small bedrooms in her shabby basement apartment.  It was me and three other guys there that evening, sitting in a circle on beanbags and a shag … Continue reading

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