Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

The Good Death—Cancel Culture and the Logic of TortureCancellation is a public execution, during which a person is pilloried and destroyed. But while we have become used to the cycle of manufactured outrage that preludes every cancellation, the desperate public apologies, and the devastating consequences for the people whose

Quillette
Quillette
The Good Death—Cancel Culture and the Logic of Torture

The Good Death—Cancel Culture and the Logic of Torture

Cancellation is a public execution, during which a person is pilloried and destroyed. But while we have become used to the cycle of manufactured outrage that preludes every cancellation, the desperate public apologies, and the devastating consequences for the people whose lives are ruined, we are often at a loss

Christophe Van Eecke
Christophe Van Eecke
Politics
'The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality'—A Review

'The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality'—A Review

Is a left-wing author allowed to believe in genetics? The question is only partially sarcastic: Doctrinaire progressives are inclined to cringe (at least for public consumption) at the idea that one’s DNA might drive real differences that shape our lives. Indeed, the whole concept is seen as a means

Robert VerBruggen
Robert VerBruggen
Genetics
Quillette's Best on Gender Identity

Quillette's Best on Gender Identity

When Sons Become Daughters | Angus Fox Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6“Parents have been complaining about their kids’ lifestyle choices and political convictions since the dawn of time, of course. But rarely have such choices involved committing oneself to the possibility of sterility and a lifetime of medical

Quillette
Quillette
Gender Dysphoria
Jessie Tu and the Fashionably Regressive Approach to Reading

Jessie Tu and the Fashionably Regressive Approach to Reading

Any person who produces art or literature, or who offers up anything at all for public consumption, must have a thick skin. Harsh reviews are as much a part of the writing life as days in front of a blank screen. But Jessie Tu’s recent article in the Sydney

Neil Tully
Neil Tully
Arts and Culture
The Truth about Autogynephilia

The Truth about Autogynephilia

It was an “aha” moment, says Ray Blanchard. In the mid-1980s, the clinical psychologist was working at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, trying to work out what motivated gender-dysphoric men who wanted cross-sex hormones and surgery. And now he had met “Philip,” a patient whose case history made

Helen Joyce
Helen Joyce
Science / Tech
Podcast #164: Comedian and Podcaster Jamie Kilstein on His COVID-Era Struggles

Podcast #164: Comedian and Podcaster Jamie Kilstein on His COVID-Era Struggles

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Jamie Kilstein about the challenges he's faced since his excommunication from California's progressive entertainment circles.

Quillette
Quillette
Podcast
Why Culture Matters for Racial Disparities

Why Culture Matters for Racial Disparities

In the 1980s, the National Basketball Association (NBA) experienced a revival in fan interest sparked by a hyped team rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, and by the personal rivalry between their two respective superstars, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Bird is white, Johnson is black,

Jonathan Church
Jonathan Church
Politics