Duke Professor: Libertarians ‘Seem to Be on the Autism Spectrum’
A history professor at Duke University stated that many of the architects of small-government philosophy seemed “to be on the autism spectrum.”
Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for ...
On Thursday night, Rand Paul gave a speech on the Senate floor about government overspending in an attempt to delay the passage of a massive spending bill.
The bill passed anyway — and Paul must have known that it would, regardless ...
Some Activists Want to Turn ‘LGBT’ Into ‘LGBTQQICAPF2K+’ for Inclusion
According to an article in The Gay UK, some people want to use “LGBTQQICAPF2K+” instead of “LGBT” — adding a “K” to represent “kink.”
“There is now a K to add to the ever-growing LGBT+ acronym – and apparently, it stands ...
I Am White and I Do Yoga and I’m Not Sorry
Yoga is a culturally sensitive issue, apparently — it’s in the news yet again, thanks to a piece by a Michigan State University professor who declares that white people practicing yoga are “connected with a system of power, privilege, and ...
UConn Offers Counseling for Students Upset at 'Even the Thought of' a Ben Shapiro Speech
Upon learning that conservative speaker Ben Shapiro had been invited to campus, the University of Connecticut immediately offered its student body counseling services.
“We understand that even the thought of an individual coming to campus with the views that Mr. ...
Professor: Small Chairs in Preschools Are Sexist, ‘Problematic,’ and ‘Disempowering’
According to an academic article written by an Australian professor, small chairs in preschools are “problematic” because they’re “disempowering” for teachers.
“In my first intra-active encounter with the small chair, I felt that it talked back to me about ...
Feminists Are Ditching ‘Pussyhats’ Because They’re Racist and Transphobic
More and more feminists are now ditching those pink, anti-Trump “pussyhats” on the grounds that they’re actually racist and transphobic.
According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, many activists have concerns that the hat “excludes and is ...
Long, Adorned Nails Are Deemed Cultural Appropriation
Vogue has been accused of cultural appropriation for an online piece about “Manicure Sculptures” — because basically, long, adorned nails belong to “black culture.”
“Mainstream culture has whitewashed black culture and now Vogue has gentrified ’hood nails,’” Ntianu Obiora writes in ...
Security Theater Comes to Disney World Resort
Just when you thought Disney World couldn’t be a bigger nightmare, new security measures at some of its hotels are basically allowing Mickey Mouse and his obnoxious friends to invade your room.
According to a piece in the Miami ...
Apparently, ‘Centrist Privilege’ Is a Thing Now
According to a Chapman University student’s op-ed, people with middle-of-the-road political views have “centrist privilege” — something that’s “vile,” and similar to white privilege.
“Liberals and progressives can be quick to call attention to many privileges, but one that ...
Roy Moore’s Loss Hardly Represents a Cultural Shift
Yes, it’s great that Doug Jones was able to defeat alleged pedophile Roy Moore on Tuesday — but anyone who actually thinks that this represents some kind of major cultural shift is going to be sorely disappointed.
Far too many ...
Student Protesters: Defending the First Amendment Is ‘Violent’
A group of students at Western Washington University used their own right to free speech to disrupt a pro–free-speech lecture — calling the idea of complete free speech “violent” — and apparently, they don’t understand the irony.
According to an ...
John Conyers Needs to Resign — Like Yesterday
On Thursday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi finally came out and publicly stated that Representative John Conyers (D., Mich.) should resign — and she should have said so long ago.
Apparently, what finally convinced Pelosi was Marion Brown — the woman who ...
I Don’t Go Shopping on Black Friday; I Love Capitalism
I do not go shopping on Black Friday — not because I’m protesting capitalism, but because capitalism has provided me with wonderful options to save me from the hell that far too many people foolishly call a “holiday.”
I cannot ...
Professor: Add ‘Weight-Based Microaggressions’ to School Diversity Curriculum
A sociology professor at the University of Alabama has called for “weight-based microaggressions” to be added to the school’s diversity curriculum.
The professor, Andrea Hunt, surveyed 13 overweight college administrators and found that many of them reported having experienced “fat ...
If You Refuse to Condemn Predators because of Politics, You’re Disgusting
The allegations against Roy Moore are disgusting — and if you find yourself reluctant to say so because of your politics, then you’re pretty gross, too.
The Leigh Corfman story, reported by the Washington Post, is about so much more ...
College Employs ‘Safe Space Marshals’ to Patrol Speeches for Offensive Content
King’s College in London is paying people £12 per hour to police speaking events on campus and take “immediate action” if they hear anything that might offend the audience.
The marshals also put up posters and hand out leaflets reminding ...
UC Student Op-Ed: America Must ‘Reevaluate Free Speech’
A student at the University of California–Santa Barbara wrote an op-ed calling for the United States to do away with the First Amendment.
“In today’s age, with the third KKK movement and the kneeling during the national anthem, ...
How to Stay Sane in an Unhinged World
I don’t know if you guys have heard about this yet, but our culture is going bananas.
In March, a campus-wide email at Pitzer College in California instructed all white girls to remove their hoop earrings because they were ...
Students Crash College Republicans’ Meeting, Claim ‘Fascists’ Don’t Have ‘Right of Free Speech’
A group of students at University of California–Santa Cruz crashed a College Republicans’ meeting at the school — demanding that it be shut down because “fascists” don’t have the “right of free speech.”
“White supremacist, fascist sympathizing College Republicans ...
Toronto School District to Remove ‘Chief’ from Job Titles because It’s a Microaggression
The Toronto District School Board has announced that it will remove “chief” from all job titles out of concern that the word is a microaggression against indigenous peoples.
Now, if you were thinking, “Wait . . . ‘chief’? That word didn’t even ...
Florida Threatens to Throw Woman in the Slammer for Giving Unlicensed Diet Tips
A woman in Florida is being threatened with jail time for allowing people to pay her to give them nutritional advice — and that’s very, very dumb.
To clarify, Heather Kokesch Del Castillo is actually not tying people up in ...
AOL Instant Messenger: A Eulogy
I haven’t used AOL Instant Messenger in years, but that doesn’t mean that the announcement that it’s being discontinued in December hasn’t got me feeling like someone close to me just died.
See, if you’re ...
I’m Not Arguing in Favor of the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment Is the Argument
Whenever a gun tragedy happens in the United States, it seems like there are two sides: One that argues against Second Amendment protections, and one that argues for them.
It seems simple enough, but what’s missing is this: The ...
Australian Retail Giant Removes Mention of Christmas from Christmas Trees
Big W, an Australian retail giant, has completely scrubbed any mention of the word “Christmas” from all the Christmas trees in its stores.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the chain’s Christmas tree is now called a “Grand Pine Tree,” ...
Princeton’s Constitution Day Lecture Titled ‘F%*# Free Speech’
This year’s annual Constitution Day lecture at Princeton University was titled “F%*# Free Speech: An Anthropologist’s Take on Campus Speech Debates” and maintained that “the academy has never promoted free speech as a central value.”
According to an ...
I Stand with Bikini-Wearing Baristas
Baristas in Washington state are suing for their right to serve coffee in bikinis after their city passed an ordinance demanding that they cover up — and I stand with them.
According to an article in the Seattle Times, a group ...
Hillary’s Tour of Petty Proves She Cares More about Herself than Her Party
It’s so difficult to think of a single good thing that could come from Hillary Clinton’s What Happened book tour that it’s almost as if she’s more concerned about her own desperate quest for vindication than ...
Frat Retreat Ends Early after Students ‘Frightened’ by a Banana Peel
A weekend fraternity retreat at the University of Mississippi ended early on Saturday because a student threw his banana peel away in a tree — and some students who saw it got “frightened” that the peel was a racist attack.
Professor’s Facebook Rant: ‘All Republicans’ are ‘Racist’ and ‘Scum’
A Clemson University professor who claims to specialize in online decision-making went on a rant on his Facebook page, calling “all Republicans” “racist” and “scum.”
In a series of posts earlier this month, Bart Knijnenburg — an assistant professor of human-centered ...
Survey: Plurality of Med Students Support Trigger Warnings
According to a survey conducted by Ohio University medical-school professors, a plurality of med students think that using “trigger warnings” in med-school classrooms is a good idea.
According to the study, published in Teaching and Learning Medicine, 31 percent of the 259 ...
What’s So Generous about Spending Other People's Money?
The popularity of Democratic Socialism is rising, and more and more people are viewing it as a generous, compassionate alternative to “cruelty” of capitalism.
As The Week notes, membership in Democratic Socialists of America has more than tripled in the ...
It’s Idiotic to Say a Congressman’s Hijab Painting Violates the Separation of Church and State
A conservative group is demanding that Representative J. Luis Correa (D., Calif.) remove a high-school student’s painting from his office because it shows the Statue of Liberty wearing a hijab — and it claims that violates the separation of church ...
It Is Not Okay for Sessions to Threaten That He’ll Go After Reporters
On Friday, Jeff Sessions announced an all-out crusade against White House leaks — one in which the reporters who published leaked information might even face legal consequences.
Now, it goes without saying that the level of leaking that President Trump has ...
U.K. Police Force Vows to Ban Anyone Who Posts ‘Offensive’ Material on Twitter
The Wiltshire Police in the United Kingdom posted a tweet promising to go after people for “spewing abuse” on the Internet — then, when people criticized it, promised to ban any account that had posted anything “offensive.” The initial tweet, posted ...
So, We’re Just Whipping Water into Journalists’ Faces Now?
Last night, I went to speak at a campaign event for a nonpartisan friend of mine who is running for local office — but, unfortunately, was unable to do so after a complete stranger came in with the clear sole purpose ...
U.K. University to Replace Portraits of Its Founding Fathers because They’re White
King’s College in London has announced that it will replace some of the portraits of its founding fathers from its main entrance because they are “white,” and that that might be “intimidating” to people who are not white.
Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive
A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive.
No, this is not a joke.
The area surrounding King County Superior Court ...
Evergreen State Asks Profs to Take Protesters’ Feelings into Account When Grading Them
Officials at Evergreen State University are asking professors to take the “emotional commitment” of students who had been involved in recent protests into account when determining their final grades.
Evergreen’s interim provost, Ken Tabbutt, made the request in an ...
Chris Christie Is Not Good at This
It’s no secret that New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been having a tough time recovering politically after he was accused of colluding to shut down bridge lanes for his own political benefit.
He wasn’t charged, of course, ...
Senator Feinstein Thinks It’s Acceptable for Violent Mobs to Control Speech
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said that it was okay for universities to cancel controversial speakers over threats of violence — and people got mad at her for trying to silence “conservative” ...
Berlin Considers Banning Ads That Show ‘Beautiful but Dumb’ Women
Berlin is considering banning advertisements that show “beautiful but dumb” women, according to reports from local news sources.
According to The Local, a publication that reports Germany’s news in English, Berlin voted to ban “sexist” billboards in 2016, and officials ...
Skittles Is Accused of Racism for Making White Skittles
In honor of Pride Month, Skittles has removed rainbow coloring from its candies — explaining that “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show our support.”
As Heat Street notes, some of the sales of ...
Cambridge University to Examiners: Don’t Use the Words ‘Flair’ or ‘Genius’ Because of ‘Gender Inequality'
Cambridge University has warned its examiners not to use words such as “flair,” “genius,” or “brilliance” when reviewing students’ work because they “carry assumptions of gender inequality.”
“Some of those words, in particular genius, have a very long intellectual history ...
Professor: White-Marble Sculpture Contributes to ‘White Supremacy’
According to an essay penned by a University of Iowa professor, seeing white-marble sculpture “continues to influence white supremacist ideas,” and it’s a shame that this is “often ignored.
The essay, titled “Why We Need to Start Seeing the ...
Not Wanting Your Boyfriend to Wear Lace Shorts Is Deemed Problematic
So, lacy shorts for men are a thing now, and just like with the male romper, the Internet is split into three camps on the issue: The people who think it’s awesomely progressive, the people who don’t like ...
SJW Blog: Modern Veganism ‘Completely Erases’ Trans People
According to a post in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, some aspects of modern veganism are “oppressive” and even “super trans-exclusionary.”
In a piece titled “4 Ways Mainstream Animal Rights Movements Are Oppressive,” Mahealani Joy explains how problematic it is that “...
Student Group Sues School for Allowing a Social-Media App Where People Posted Mean Stuff
A feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington has filed a Title IX lawsuit with the school, claiming that it failed “to protect them from a sexually hostile school environment” because it didn’t block a social-media app ...
White Author: Editor Told Me My Fictional Book Shouldn’t Have a Black Protagonist Because I’m White
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz is claiming that an editor warned him against including a black character in his new book because he’s white — and that would be “inappropriate” and “patronizing.”
The Daily Mail reports that Horowitz, author of the ...
Professor Banned Republican Club from Public Women’s History Month Event
A professor at Orange Coast College in California banned the school’s Republican Club from attending a public African American/Women’s roundtable discussion in March — apparently over “safe space” concerns.
Jessica Alabi, a sociology professor, apparently e-mailed three campus ...
The White House Response to Rob Porter’s Resignation Is Sickening
The domestic-violence accusations against Rob Porter are credible and despicable — and the White House’s attempts to diminish them are sickening.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the White House staff secretary was recently accused of domestic ...
What Exactly Is a 'Lady Dorito'?
I’m very glad I decided to get out of bed yesterday, because I found out that the reason I’m still single is because I eat regular chips.
In case you didn’t make it out of bed yourself (...
New Mexico Lawmakers Want to Force High Schoolers to Apply for College, and That's Dumb
New Mexico lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force high-school juniors to apply for college or prove that they have other approved post-graduate plans, and it’s honestly one of the most idiotic ideas I’ve heard in a ...
Sending Waiters to Jail for Offering Plastic Straws
The state of California is considering a bill that would punish waiters at sit-down restaurants with up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, for offering customers straws — because straws are bad for the environment.
Dutch Police to Confiscate Clothes from People Who Look Too Poor to Wear Them
Police in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands, have announced that they are going to “undress” young people who are wearing clothes that look too expensive for them to be wearing.
Yes — seriously. According to an article in the Independent, ...
A TV Doctor Would Probably Call Me Crazy
If I were the president, a TV doctor would probably call me crazy.
On Twitter, I’ve divulged that I still use my (don’t read this, Brandon!) ex-boyfriend’s brother’s password for Netflix, that I get absolutely everything ...
Schools Attempt to Ban Kids from Having ‘Best Friends’ because It’s Not Inclusive
According to a piece in U.S. News and World Report, some schools in the United States and Europe “are attempting to ban the entire concept of children having best friends,” because it’s not inclusive and kids get hurt.
The Eleven Most Ridiculously PC Moments of 2017
A lot of things happened in 2017 — including a lot of being offended. It was hard to narrow it down, but here — in no particular order — are the eleven most politically correct moments of 2017:
1. It was declared “cultural appropriation” for a ...
Apparently, Snapchat Filters Are ‘Problematic’
According to a column on PopSugar, the fact that some Snapchat filters can make you look more attractive is “problematic.”
In the piece, entitled “Why Snapchat Filters Are More Problematic Than Pretty,” Aimee Simeon writes that she liked Snapchat before ...
Roy Moore Is Acting Like a Snowflake
Roy Moore lost the election on Tuesday; it’s now Thursday, and he still has yet to concede — which sounds kind of a lot like a snowflake move to me.
When Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump last year, many ...
UC–Irvine: Have ‘Fall, Winter, or Spring’ Parties Instead of Christmas Parties to Be ‘Inclusive’
Guidelines from the University of California–Irvine advise the campus to avoid Christmas celebrations — and to celebrate “seasonal themes such as Fall, Winter, or Spring” instead.
“Focus on celebrating a special occasion, instead of a specific holiday,” states a list ...
Social-Justice Blog Asks if Asian Americans Can ‘Appropriate Their Own Culture’
According to an essay in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, it actually “might be” possible for Asian Americans to appropriate Asian culture — yes, even though it’s their own culture.
“There are two main reasons why we might be considered ...
Surprise! It’s Kind of Standard for Sexual-Assault Accusers to Face Scrutiny!
Project Veritas seems to have been caught hiring a woman to falsely accuse Roy Moore of sexual assault to the Washington Post — presumably in order to prove how it’s just so easy to get away with fabricating these stories — ...
Trump’s Response to LaVar Ball — Most Unpresidential
The father of one of the basketball players who had been facing shoplifting charges in China downplayed President Trump’s role in having him released — and Trump’s response may be one of the worst I’ve seen yet.
The Roy Moore Story Is Not the Same as Rolling Stone’s Campus Rape Story
Every time I hear someone say that he won’t believe the allegations against Roy Moore because Rolling Stone’s campus rape story turned out to be a hoax and that the two are basically the same thing, I want ...
Professor: The NRA and GOP ‘Want Mass Shootings’ because ‘It Serves Their Interests’
In a tweet that he says he now regrets, a professor stated that it’s only “rational” to believe that “the GOP and NRA must, in fact, want mass shootings” because “it serves their interests.” The tweet was initially noticed ...
Picking which Tragedies to ‘Politicize’ Based on Politics, Politicizes All of Them
Many people have noticed how President Trump’s response to the Islamic terror attack in New York City is different from his response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas — namely, when it comes to “politicization.”
Of course, it is ...
Be Mad About Team Clinton’s Dossier Lies and Team Trump’s Meeting Lies
Ever since the Clinton campaign got busted for lying about having paid for the Russia dossier, Republicans have been screaming, “Scandal!” and Democrats have been saying it’s no big deal.
Or, in other words: Each group is having the ...
Professor: ‘Mathematics Itself Operates as Whiteness’
A math-education professor at the University of Illinois wrote about some of the more racist aspects of math in a new anthology for teachers, arguing that “mathematics itself operates as Whiteness.”
“Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who ...
Biden Is Right and Kasich Is Wrong on Campus Free Speech
During a “Bridging the Divides” forum at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, former vice president Joe Biden and Ohio governor John Kasich were asked about free speech on college campuses — and Biden had the far better answer.
“Liberals have ...
Conservatives, Get Real with Yourselves and Denounce Trump’s Attacks on the Press
The president of the United States thinks “it’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” and I think what’s “frankly disgusting” is how many conservatives are defending his comments.
The Problem with Trump’s Calling for More Positive Coverage of Himself on TV
On Saturday, President Trump called for television programs to give “equal time” to positive coverage of him and his viewpoints.
It’s honestly one of the most unsettling things that I’ve seen in a while.
In case you’re ...
Berkeley Students Insist They Cannot Take Their In-Class Exam Due to Lack of Privilege
Students at the University of California, Berkeley demanded that they be excused from an in-class exam in their labor-issues class because they aren’t privileged enough to be able to handle it emotionally or something.
The four students, who can ...
The Disgusting Harvard Protest against Betsy DeVos
A Betsy DeVos speech at Harvard University drew hundreds of protesters, including some carrying signs claiming that she was a “white supremacist.”
According to an article in the school’s official newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, “hundreds of demonstrators” gathered outside ...
Survey: Only 39 Percent of College Students Know That Hate Speech Is Protected Speech
In a recent survey of college students, only 39 percent responded that they that believe that the Constitution protects hate speech — which, by the way, it does.
John Villasenor, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at UCLA, ...
The Comforting Thing about Hearing Speech You Find Offensive
Ben Shapiro is set to speak at University of California–Berkeley Thursday night, and the school is offering counseling sessions to help panicked students deal with their distress.
“We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on ...
Prof Tweets That He’d ‘Be OK if #BetsyDevos Was Sexually Assaulted’
A professor at Austin Community College tweeted that he would “be OK if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted” because of her intentions to change the guidelines for how colleges handle sexual assault.
Rob Ranco, who is an adjunct professor of paralegal ...
Berkeley Mayor Is So Concerned About Antifa Violence That He Wants to Reward It
On Monday, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said he was so “concerned” about Antifa violence at a scheduled speech at the University of California–Berkeley that the school should cancel it altogether.
In other words: His strategy for stopping Antifa violence ...
Catholic School Removes Jesus, Mary Statues Because They’re ‘Alienating’ to Non-Catholics
The San Domenico School, the first Catholic school in California, has removed all but 18 of its 180 religious statues in an effort to be more “inclusive” and “forward looking.”
Several parents have complained about the decision, according to Marinij.
“Articulating an ...
Do Democrats Remember That They Nominated a Hawkish Candidate?
Democrats are quite upset about President Trump’s decision to ramp up the war in Afghanistan — and I’m upset about it too, but I just have to ask: Do they remember that their own nominee had the most hawkish ...
I'm the Target of Hatred, and I'll Still Defend It as Free Speech
It has been hard to see some of the hateful, disgusting things that people have directed at me since I criticized President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville — but I’m so glad that these people have the ...
The Size of Chairs Deemed a ‘Microaggression’ against Overweight People
The size of our society’s chairs is now being considered a “microaggression” against overweight people, according to a guide released by The New School, a private college in New York City.
In a list titled “Common Examples of Microaggressions ...
Report: Professor Allows Students to Choose Own Grades for ‘Stress Reduction’
A professor at the University of Georgia reportedly allows its students to choose their own grades as part of a “stress reduction policy.”
According to an article in the College Fix, computing instructor Rick Watson allows his students at the ...
Protesters Demand That a White Artist Be Banned Because She Painted Emmett Till Once
Protesters are demanding that the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston remove an exhibit by a white female artist because she once painted a picture of Emmett Till — even though the exhibit does not even contain that Emmett Till painting.
Illinois College Threatens ‘Disciplinary Proceedings’ for ‘Offensive Language’
Carl Sandburg College in Illinois may put students through “disciplinary proceedings” for using “offensive language” or “disparaging comments” — a policy that some argue exposes the college to First Amendment lawsuits.
According to an article in Campus Reform, the college’s ...
Hillary Clinton Is Even Less Popular Now Than She Was During the Election, HuffPo Blames Sexism
Hillary Clinton is even less popular now than she was when she was running for president — and according to an article in the Huffington Post, that’s because she’s a woman.
A little background: According to a Bloomberg poll ...
Feminist Geographers Warn Against Citing Too Many White Men in Scholarly Articles
Two geologists have warned against citing too many white men and/or too many “established scholars” in scholarly articles, because doing so contributes to “white heteromasculinism” and oppression.
“To cite only white men . . . or to only cite established scholars . . . does ...
Law Prof Found Guilty of ‘Sexual Harassment’ for an Exam Question about a Bikini Wax
A law professor at Howard University has been found guilty of “sexual harassment” for including in one of his exams a question about a hypothetical legal case involving a bikini wax.
According to the Daily Mail, Reginald Robinson got into ...
Chicago Students Won’t Be Able to Graduate without the Government Approving Their Plans
Beginning in 2020, Chicago high-school seniors will have to prove that they have a government-approved post-graduation plan in order to earn their diplomas.
Yep. Rather than allow its young people the freedom to approach their futures creatively, Chicago will force its ...
Milwaukee Requiring Permits for Pokemon Go Developers to ‘Put’ Pokemon in Public Parks
In response to last summer’s Pokemon Go craze, the city of Milwaukee started requiring game developers to obtain a permit before making any of its parks a site for people to play their games — and now, one game developer ...
University: Saying ‘Gender Plays No Part in Whom We Hire’ Is a ‘Microaggression’
According to a document on Rowan University’s official website, saying that “gender plays no part in who we hire” is a microaggression, and you should intervene and correct people if you hear them saying it.
The phrase is just ...
Why Is Hillary Clinton Comparing Herself to Wonder Woman?
In a video earlier this week, Hillary Clinton seemed to compare herself, or at the very least her values, to Wonder Woman — and I’m just not sure what in the fresh hell she could possibly be talking about.
A UN Committee Is Considering Making Cultural Appropriation Illegal Worldwide
Indigenous activists from all around the world are calling on a United Nations committee to make cultural appropriation a criminal offense.
The 189-delegate committee, which is a subset of the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, has been in Geneva ...
The Danger of Selective Outrage
After a lot of anticipation that James Comey’s hearing would reveal some kind of “smoking gun,” a lot of people were left disappointed.
Comey wound up claiming that President Trump had actually told him to “get anybody satellite to ...
Making Sense of the Travel Ban, 132 Days Later
President Trump’s team has insisted that we need a so-called travel ban as a 90-day pause in order to give the administration time to review procedures and develop a new, improved “extreme vetting” system before allowing people from the ...
Kathy Griffin Can’t Be Criminally Prosecuted for What She Did — and That’s Great
The picture of Kathy Griffin holding a replica of President Trump’s severed head is disturbing, and it makes sense that people are upset.
What does not make sense, however, is the fact that people are calling for Griffin to ...
Academic Journal: Newtonian Physics Is ‘Oppressive’ to Marginalized People
A feminist scholar has published a paper claiming that Newtonian physics is oppressive and that we must use “quantum feminisms” to make the science more intersectional.
In a paper for The Minnesota Review, culture and gender-studies researcher Whitney Stark argues ...
The Internet Is Upset That Demi Lovato Was Not More Sensitive about the ‘Cultural Appropriation’ She Didn’t Even Commit
Pop singer Demi Lovato was falsely accused of cultural appropriation earlier this week.
But now, she’s being accused of insensitivity for not making it clear that it would have been very bad if she had done what people were ...
HuffPo: The ‘Male Romper’ Is Offensive Because Rompers Should Be Gender-Neutral
A group of business school friends is trying to raise funds to launch a line of rompers for men called “RompHim” — and, according to a piece in the Huffington Post, its marketing campaign is very problematic.
According to Claire Fallon, ...
Social-Justice Math Class: ‘Math Has Been Used as a Dehumanizing Tool’
A new online course instructs math teachers how to incorporate social-justice ideology into their lessons by discussing how mathematics has historically been used to oppress people.
The class — titled “Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics” — was developed by Teach for ...