Culture | Media, Religion | Politics

Why I No Longer Identify as a Feminist

I don’t remember ever not being a feminist. I toddled in marches of the 1970s with my mother. She became a second wave feminist in the 1960s after being denied a mortgage without a male guarantor and being told by her employer that she could not study for accountancy exams because “There’s no accounting for […]

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Religion | Politics

Scientology, The Simpsons, Cults, Christianity, and Islam

| by Michael A. Sherlock | In the Simpson’s episode entitled “The Joy of Sect,” Homer Simpson is eventually persuaded to join a UFO cult called the “Movementarians.”[1] The episode is a satirical exposition of cults and mainstream religion in America. Within the episode numerous allusions are made to Scientology and UFO cults such as Heaven’s […]

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Culture | Media

The Media: Unelected Opposition

| by Tony Philpott | It is the duty of the opposition to bring checks and balances to bear upon whatever government is the incumbent. Parties that fall short of a majority during elections are meant to become our protectors — alerting us to any misdeed or misrepresentation made by those whose bottoms sit comfortably on […]

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Religion | Politics

Why are Democrats Succumbing to Fantasy?

| by Race Hochdorf | A butterfly attempting to re-enter the cocoon. A baby trying to crawl back into the womb. A person trying to push toothpaste back into its tube. To view these things would be to view something less absurd than watching Democrats and fellow Leftists return to their pre-election delusions after such […]

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Culture | Media, Religion | Politics

Defining Which P.C. Culture We’re Bashing

When Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump in August 2015 about his history of degrading comments towards women, he replied with a misdirect that conflated legitimate concerns many individuals from the Right and Left have about a growing shroud of censorship, McCarthyite witch-hunts, and absurd ideologies with the claim that an individual has the right to be […]

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Religion | Politics

A Theory for Understanding the Regressive Left

| by James A. Lindsay | I‘m going to start by introducing a term that sounds funny but isn’t. Ophobophobia. Ophobophobia is the irrational fear of being perceived a bigot (by self or others) by being deemed insufficiently sensitive to the experience of some identifiable group of others. Ophobophobia is the strongest motivating animus in what we […]

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Interviews, Religion | Politics

Sarah Haider on Leaving Islam, Changing Liberals’ Minds, and Ex-Muslims of North America

Sarah Haider is the Director of Development for Ex-Muslims of North America. She has appeared on such shows as The Rubin Report, The David Pakman Show, and has given talks for the American Humanist Association. I interviewed her about her process to apostasy, discussing Islam without getting labeled a bigot, and her hopes for the future of this discussion. The […]

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Religion | Politics

Exposing the Apologetics for Assad and Putin

| by Ahnaf Kalam | Eva Bartlett, an ‘independent’ Canadian journalist, stole the hearts of the anti-war Left in her account of what was really happening in Syria in a now-viral video clip from a UN press conference. Maintaining, among other things, that Syrian civilians overwhelmingly support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and that the mainstream media’s account […]

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