feminism

Are Contemporary Feminists Too Agreeable?

Are Contemporary Feminists Too Agreeable?

If you list all of the many thousands of words and phrases that can be used to describe someone’s personality, in English or in any other language, you will find that certain clusters begin to form. A word like ‘calm’ will likely be applied to someone who can also

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Agreeableness
PODCAST 63: Meghan Daum on Zillennials, #MeToo, and the Culture Wars

PODCAST 63: Meghan Daum on Zillennials, #MeToo, and the Culture Wars

Journalist and Essayist Meghan Daum talks to Jonathan Kay about her new book, The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.

Quillette
Quillette
feminism
Once Upon a Time...Film Critics Became Joyless—A Review

Once Upon a Time...Film Critics Became Joyless—A Review

*This article contains spoilers. Once upon a time, somewhere far from Hollywood, critics decided that movies for grownups should not be fun, and that the filmmakers who make them should be punished. For publications like The Guardian, the latest unacceptable pusher of a good time is Quentin Tarantino, with his

Steven Volynets
Steven Volynets
Cinema
How Feminism Paved the Way for Transgenderism

How Feminism Paved the Way for Transgenderism

In the last decade, in many parts of the English-speaking world, transgender advocacy has made substantial, and at times, expansive gains, with trans rights becoming embedded in institutions and enforced by the state. Like any significant historical event, this gender revolution has multiple causes. One is digital technology, providing virtual

Michael Biggs
Michael Biggs
Activism
Why Don't Women Vote For Feminist Parties?

Why Don't Women Vote For Feminist Parties?

From the beginning, Britain’s only feminist political party shared an odd sort of fellowship with UKIP, which was, until recently, Britain’s leading anti-EU party. Both purported to represent roughly half of the population: women, in the case of the Women’s Equality Party (WEP), and those who wanted

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Activism
Naked Yoga and Cuddle Parties: Lap Dancing Clubs for the Woke

Naked Yoga and Cuddle Parties: Lap Dancing Clubs for the Woke

My friend Eva, who has accompanied me to a buffet of odd events, is giving me her feedback on the people we’ve encountered there. “I don’t know what it is, but I’ve noticed that if there’s an event with nakedness, the majority of people who turn

Samantha Rea
Samantha Rea
feminism
Feminism's Blind Spot: the Abuse of Women by Non-White Men, Particularly Muslims

Feminism's Blind Spot: the Abuse of Women by Non-White Men, Particularly Muslims

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was a young woman who attended a madrassa in the rural town of Feni in Bangladesh. In late March of this year, she attended the local police station to report a crime. Nusrat alleged that the headmaster at her madrassa had called her into his office several

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
How Intersectionalism Betrays the World’s Muslim Women

How Intersectionalism Betrays the World’s Muslim Women

I attended the infamous “#Feminist” speaking event at the Sydney Town Hall. It was a discussion between Roxane Gay, a Haitian-born intersectional feminist, and Christina Hoff Sommers, a self-described “equity feminist.” I went with the intention of confronting my growing disillusionment with the morally proscriptive nature of intersectional feminism and

Omayma Mohamed
Omayma Mohamed
Ayaan Hirsi Ali