Can We Have Sex Back?

Can We Have Sex Back?

Somewhere between Women’s Studies turning into Gender Studies and the university lawyers turning into risk managers, we seem to have lost the clitoris. As an historian, I consider this a rare case of history surprising us. Asked in 1970 to predict the likely trajectory of academic feminism from that

Alice Dreger
Alice Dreger
Chinese Culture and the Red Line of Morality

Chinese Culture and the Red Line of Morality

Last week, members of China’s television, radio, and online entertainment sectors were made to attend a symposium in Beijing with the theme Love the Party, Love the Country, Advocate Morality and Art. They were instructed to abandon vulgarity, hedonism, the worship of money, and “extreme individualism.” These vague injunctions

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
China
Rethinking Judith Jarvis Thomson’s Defense of Abortion

Rethinking Judith Jarvis Thomson’s Defense of Abortion

One of the strongest arguments for the moral permissibility of abortion arguably comes from Judith Jarvis Thomson’s 1971 paper, “A Defense of Abortion.” Side-stepping entrenched debates over the metaphysical status of the fetus, Thomson argues that even if we grant full personhood status to the fetus, abortion would still

Michael Robillard
Michael Robillard
Bioethics
Podcast #166: Josh Szeps on the Myth of Australia’s COVID ‘Concentration Camps’

Podcast #166: Josh Szeps on the Myth of Australia’s COVID ‘Concentration Camps’

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay interviews ABC presenter and podcaster Josh Szeps about Australia’s unique experience in managing the COVID pandemic—and the urban legends the country’s quarantine system has spawned among right-wing pundits on the other side of the world.

Quillette
Quillette
Podcast
Quillette's Best on Campus Crises

Quillette's Best on Campus Crises

The Hysterical Campus | Heather Mac Donald "Hyperbole is part and parcel of political speech. But I would hope that there are some remaining faculty with enough of a lingering connection to reality who would realize that I and other conservatives are not a literal threat to minority students.” Workers vs.

Quillette
Quillette
Weekly Roundup and a Letter from the Editor

Weekly Roundup and a Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, Thank you for supporting Quillette with your subscription. By now you have probably noticed our new look—we have a cleaner and simpler website that is faster and easier to navigate (note the search function at the top of the home page). You may have also noticed that

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
George Floyd and the Rise of the Rival Constitution

George Floyd and the Rise of the Rival Constitution

On May 25th, 2020, a Minneapolis police officer subdued a suspected forger by placing his knee on the suspect’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. The encounter was filmed and wildly disseminated. The suspect died as a result of several factors, including the officer’s use of excessive

Craig Trainor
Craig Trainor
American Politics
How Social-Justice Extremists Spawned a Generation of ‘Progressive’ Antisemites

How Social-Justice Extremists Spawned a Generation of ‘Progressive’ Antisemites

In 2019, the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) division of Stanford University’s Student Affairs department launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training program with a mandate to instruct students about institutional racism. Instead, the program provided a case study of how radicalized forms of social-justice indoctrination can fuel

David Bernstein, Nicole Levitt, and Daniel Newman
David Bernstein, Nicole Levitt, and Daniel Newman