Simping and the Sexual Marketplace

Simping and the Sexual Marketplace

Whether you’re an impartial onlooker or active combatant in the culture wars, you may have come across the term “simp.” A lexical fixture in Twitch chatrooms and TikTok videos, simps are romantically-challenged men whose servile nature prevents them from earning the affection of their love interest. To be clear,

Vincent Harinam
Vincent Harinam
Quillette's Best on Human Nature

Quillette's Best on Human Nature

The Behavioral Ecology of Male Violence | William Buckner “Globally, men are 95 percent of homicide offenders and 79 percent of victims. Sex differences in lethal violence tend to be remarkably consistent, on every continent, across every type of society, from hunter-gatherers to large-scale nation states.” The Real Causes of Human

Quillette
Quillette
Weekly Roundup and the Harassment of Professor Kathleen Stock

Weekly Roundup and the Harassment of Professor Kathleen Stock

Before you read this week's articles, I'd like to draw your attention to the distressing harassment that one of our contributors, Kathleen Stock, a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex, has been subjected to on her campus. Posters (left) and a protestor (right) at the University of SussexKathleen

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Cancelling the Beat Generation

Cancelling the Beat Generation

Almost from its inception, the Beat Generation seemed to be doomed to failure. In and around Columbia University, a ragtag group of bohemians coalesced based upon an odd array of mutual interests. Two of them were homosexuals, one bisexual, and all were interested in drugs and subversive literature. William S.

David S. Wills
David S. Wills
Art and Culture
What Is Diversity? And Why Is It Valuable?

What Is Diversity? And Why Is It Valuable?

Suppose I just get back from vacation, and you ask me how it went. “Oh, it was wonderful,” I say, “There was such diversity.” That wouldn’t answer your question at all. Instead, you’d want to know two things: Diversity of what? And why would that sort of diversity

Justin P. McBrayer
Justin P. McBrayer
Education
Vaccinology, Immunology, and COVID-19

Vaccinology, Immunology, and COVID-19

Louis Pasteur worked at a time when very little was understood about microbes and even less was understood about the human responses that kept them at bay. He is best known for advancing germ theory, which distinguished itself from the prevailing concept of “miasma” or putrefaction suffusing the ether. “Gentlemen,

Jesse Pelletier
Jesse Pelletier
Science / Tech
Biology Won’t Solve Your Problems with Abortion

Biology Won’t Solve Your Problems with Abortion

I’m a biologist. A neuroscientist, actually. Since I received my PhD in Biological Psychology from the University of Chicago, I’ve spent more than a couple of decades as a professor and scientist in both Psychology and Biology departments, and I’ve written a bit about the history and

Frederick R. Prete
Frederick R. Prete
Science / Tech
Instagram's Mental Health Emergency

Instagram's Mental Health Emergency

Facebook has recently paused the development of their “Instagram Kids” project after a whistleblower leaked internal documents showing that Facebook's own research finds a link between poor mental health and Instagram use. “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls,” said a slide in a presentation

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann