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My Late Father Was a Great Teacher. He Wouldn’t Last a Week in the Modern Classroom. My father would probably be appalled to learn that the Socratic method is woefully out of step with a generation of young people who find feelings—not facts, evidence, or knowledge—to be sovereign.
9 days ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
Enlightenment Now author Steven Pinker speaks with Jonathan Kay about his newly published book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
9 days ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
The Implosion of Boston’s Pride Parade Is a Sign of Things to Come. Boston Pride celebrated a half-century-plus of existence by collapsing into social panic and cancelling itself. And what are the QTBIPOC community’s “concerns.” Well, it’s a long, surreal, and tragicomic story.
10 days ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
The implosion of Boston’s Pride Parade is a sign of things to comeLGB Erasure
11 days ago by Chunkeeguy to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
Simping and the Sexual Marketplace. Simping is a trend born out of the challenges of an unbalanced sexual marketplace where romance has become increasingly sporadic, fleeting, and transactional. Moreover, the ineffectiveness of simping reveals something about female mate preferences.
10 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
The Harassment of Professor Kathleen Stock. This attack is yet another unsettling example of how independent thinkers are subject to intimidation in today's climate. The notion that biological males should not be allowed to enter female-only spaces was a widespread view a mere five years ago.
18 days ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
The rival Constitution. “The most zealous civil rights activists of all races, saw whites as having entered a guilty plea in the court of history, and thus as repudiating the moral posturing on which the good name and the good conscience of their constitutional republic had rested.”
18 days ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Cancelling the Beat Generation. From Jezebel to the Guardian and Salon, left-leaning publications are turning against the very writers who helped make possible the freedoms and attitudes they now take for granted.
18 days ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com
Jonathan Kay speaks with NYU professor and Coddling of the American Mind Co-Author Jonathan Haidt about the emotionally destructive effect of social media on many young users.
20 days ago by Chipit to /s/SocialMedia from quillette.com
The Social Science Monoculture Doubles Down
1 month ago by penelopepnortney to /s/WayOfTheBern from quillette.com
The Status Game: Male, Grandiose, Humiliated
1 month ago by jet199 to /s/Men from quillette.com
States might not be allowed to lawfully protect “eugenic abortions,” which Harvard scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen has described as “the deliberate killing of children with a disability because of their disability. Eugenics is intervention which aims to decrease the number of people with disabilities
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Peter Boghossian (of the Grievance Studies hoax) on Why He Quit Portland State University
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
Cancel Culture and the Logic of Torture. Scholarship on public executions and torture can help to illuminate the logic. For both public shaming and cancellation are structured like public acts of torture, and their aims are disturbingly similar means of enforcing political or cultural conformity.
The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality—A Review. Is a left-wing author allowed to believe in genetics? 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.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
The Truth about Autogynephilia. Women’s attire was not the true object of such a man’s affections, he concluded: rather, the clothes were the means whereby a man gave life to that object, namely himself in female form. “Autogynephilia” means love of oneself as a woman.Discussion
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
“If 80 percent of the league is black, that means that black players are better than white players ... the black players are superior.” If Ibram X. Kendi says, “When I see racial disparities, I see racism,” then basketball is a racist sport, and the NBA is a racist organization. Isn't it?
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
The Truth about Autogynephilia
1 month ago by BiologyIsReal to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
The Truth about Autogynephilia. Women’s attire was not the true object of such a man’s affections, he concluded: rather, the clothes were the means whereby a man gave life to that object, namely himself in female form. “Autogynephilia” means love of oneself as a woman.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/Psychology from quillette.com
Jessie Tu and the Fashionably Regressive Approach to Reading. Jessie Tu’s recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald is symptomatic of an increasingly prevalent trend in literature, according to which the identity of the writer is more important than the words on the page.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/literature from quillette.com
The War on Porn: Cancel Culture on Steroids. Perhaps the most influential of these is the New York Times journalist Nick Kristof, who has helped spread anti-trafficking propaganda, including false claims.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
Jonathan Kay speaks with Comedian and Podcaster Jamie Kilstein about the challenges he's faced since his excommunication from California's progressive entertainment circles. This is the far leftist who got "metoo'd" after he described women he slept with as "road fucks" on a podcast.
The Social Science Monoculture Doubles Down. Cognitive elites load the tests with things they know and that privilege their own views. Then when people just like themselves do well on the tests, they think it validates their own opinions and attitudes.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
Host Jonathan Kay talks to author Simon Edge about his new book, in which a fictional flat-earth advocacy group campaigns against the idea of a spherical earth (not to mention the "globularist" "TERGs" who oppose the new 'True Earth' orthodoxy) in the name of social justice.
Alan Stratton: The 'Gender Supremacist' Threat to the Progressive Alliance 1/3.LGB History
2 months ago by GatitoMalo to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
Newly published research indicates that people who more frequently signal their victimhood (whether real, exaggerated, or false) are more likely to lie and cheat for material gain and denigrate others as a means to get ahead.
2 months ago by carn0ld03 to /s/studies from quillette.com
Who Will Save Us From Racist AI? The ML models were able to predict self-reported race with astonishing precision. "There are a lot of people in medicine, unfortunately, who still think race is biological rather than a social construct."
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Health from quillette.com
20 Hungarian Lessons the West Is Still Missing. The lingering presence of Western-fêted ex-Communist elites was tragically corrosive, fears of demographic decline and “population replacement” should not be scoffed at, speech curbs were initially cheered by the Left.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from quillette.com
Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole—A Review. Either you succumb to these apparent virtues, or you will be embarrassing. There are no longer different opinions, but only one glorious morality surrounded by darkness and disgrace.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
The idea that Canada is currently waging a campaign of mass extermination against Indigenous people may sound like something emitted by Russian social-media bots or Chinese state media. But no, this is an official statement from the Canadian Historical Association.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
The Society of Cultural Anthropology’s Campaign to Present American Populism as Fascism. The actual contents were intellectually disingenuous, with most authors watering down the definition of fascism in order to fit an identifiably partisan narrative.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
The Incoherence of Gender Ideology. Claims of “misgendering” have swelled from being regarded as instances of impoliteness, to “human rights” violations (language previously reserved for exclusive use in reference to torture, genocide, atrocity, and crimes against humanity)
The Accomplishments of Black Conservative Thought
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com
A review of Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America by Charles Murray. There are only two big ideas being forwarded: that different races in America “have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability.” That’s it.
Gender Transition and Desistance in Teenage Girls: Two Psychotherapeutic Case Studies
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Psychology from quillette.com
The Subversive Simone Weil—A Review. Praised by André Gide as the “patron saint of all outsiders,” known to her fellow students at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) as the “Categorical Imperative in skirts,” and dismissed by Charles de Gaulle as “a crazy woman,” Weil was certainly unusual.
Life as a Stand-Up Comic Can Be Brutal. ‘Safe Space’ Call-out Culture Is Making it Unbearable
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/comedy from quillette.com
Forget What Gender Activists Tell You. Here’s What Medical Transition Looks Like [authored by trans-man]Transing Children
3 months ago by IridescentAnaconda to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed (1991) told us about everyday survival under communism, its textures and minutiae as felt by normal people.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Asian Americans have become an unfun topic in Silicon Valley corporate life. Certainly, they embarrass the diversity-obsessed gurus at Google and Facebook. That’s because Asians are no longer considered “diverse” in the progressive tech world.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
The Faith of Systemic Racism. Of course, if a system is nefarious, it must be blown up, and the bricks and rubble must be redistributed to the politically favored, and anyone who opposes that—anyone who does not loudly and enthusiastically embrace the new dogma—must be a tool of white subjugation.
As a Gay Child in a Christian Cult, I Was Taught to Hate Myself. Then I Joined the Church of Social Justice—and Nothing Changed
How All My Politically Correct Bones Were Broken. "My colleagues and I now found it risky to discuss the achievement problems of blacks openly. We found ourselves self-censoring, privately lamenting the arrival of implicit rules and taboos."
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
Jonathan Kay speaks to film writer Christian Toto about his RealClearInvestigations look into the increasingly direct identity-politics messaging that now is being pushed on North American toddlers through television, books, and marketing.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Standing up to the Social-Justice Mobs Within the Jewish Community. In the name of racial justice and “Jewish values,” Jews, even rabbis, now see fit to bully other Jews on social media. These “kindly inquisitors” shame and ostracize others for daring to think differently.
Standing Up to the Gender Ideologues: a Quillette Editorial. The controverted speech in question was a 2019 blog post, “a woman is an adult human female (not an identity or feeling),” and that trans women are “biological males [who] choose to live as a woman, or believe they actually are women.”
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
A Conversation with Daniel Elder, the Choral Music Composer Who Was Cancelled for Opposing Arson
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
Why Is the Society for American Archaeology Promoting Indigenous Creationism?
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
Silicon Valley’s ‘Mission Protocol’ Revolution Is Beginning to Attain Critical Mass
4 months ago by carn0ld03 to /s/business from quillette.com
Are Activists Protecting Asians from Hate—or Protecting Their Narrative of White Supremacy from Criticism? Explaining why black attacks on Asian victims is really the fault of white supremacy may seem difficult, but a surprisingly large number of writers are eager to take up the challenge.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Critical Race Theory Isn’t a New Civil Rights Movement. The civil rights movement was based on a hopeful and optimistic vision of modern Americans turning the country’s ideals into reality. CRT presents a dystopian vision in which ubiquitous bigotry and oppression defines America’s national soul.
For censors, the effects of impure art are foreseeable: A work with the wrong message could turn audiences away from or even against their religion’s teachings or the pursuit of justice; neutral art could make them apathetic to the causes deemed imperative, so is in its own way threatening.
Sorry, Demi Lovato: You Can’t Fight Sexism by Opting Out of WomanhoodWomen's Issues
4 months ago by sadbihours to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
In Defense of the Universal Values of Science. The postmodern notion that empirical scientific knowledge is somehow culturally derived, with little or no objective underpinning, has continued to persist in various social science corners of academia far removed from the rush of scientific progress.
Lesbians Aren’t Attracted to a Female ‘Gender Identity.’ We’re Attracted to Women - Quillette article by Kathleen StockLesbian
4 months ago by reluctant_commenter to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
Modern Europe and the Enlightenment—A Review. It effectively dismantles the consensus opinion: that policies supporting mass immigration and a generous asylum policy are best described as “liberal,” while those opposed to such policies are best understood as unenlightened populist reactionaries.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
The Sad Truth About Traditional Environmentalism. What if you’d dedicated most of your life to trying to save the planet, but then you realised that you may have actually—potentially—made things worse? I was one of the leading spokespeople for Extinction Rebellion as recently as last year.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/environment from quillette.com
White Lotus, Red Dragon—China’s History of Millenarian Dissent. A good rundown of Eastern Lightning and the Taiping Rebellion.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/Religion from quillette.com
Host Jonathan Kay speaks with conservative activist, book author, and Quillette contributor Kenny Xu about the pressures that Asian-Americans now face to toe the line on progressive race orthodoxies—including acquiescing to their own unfavorable treatment in elite school admissions.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Black Lives Matter and the Psychology of Progressive Fatalism. Last year’s racial activism didn’t arise in a vacuum—it was made possible by a deepening progressive fatalism about race in America and the sharp cultural turn toward identity issues in the 2010s.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/Psychology from quillette.com
The Gathering Resistance to the Stigmatisation of Masculinity. The perceived need for stories and role models that reaffirm traits and values like these is suggestive of how widespread and pernicious the attack on masculinity has become.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/therearetwogenders from quillette.com
Education and Masculinity—An Interview with Will Knowland. Masculinity is at the heart of the dispute that led to the English teacher’s dismissal from Eton. Extensively covered by mainstream press, the dispute has brought to light the extent to which Eton has been invaded by ideology.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
I mentioned some statistical data that appeared to challenge the common narrative that racism is widespread and systemic. My interlocutor’s reply was that he simply did not care about the data—his own experiences as a person of color were more important and trumped any appeal to statistics.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com
Claire Lehmann speaks with Cynical Theories co-author (and Grievance Studies Hoax collaborator) Helen Pluckrose about the influence of postmodern ideas in the formulation of the latest iterations of Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, and other “intersectional” doctrines.
How Liberal Elites Use Race to Keep Workers Divided—And Justify Class-Based Inequities. Liberals have abandoned history, because they have to believe they are superior to both elites of the past and the contemporary working class, at the same time.
Lesbians Aren’t Attracted to a Female ‘Gender Identity.’ We’re Attracted to Women
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
Review of Cancelling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left by Ben Burgis. Burgis is particularly concerned with understanding the mindset of those who join online mobs denouncing people for real or perceived slights against marginalised groups.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Debate and Disinformation: The Ugly Quarrel Over the UK Government’s Race Report. For a segment of the self-proclaimed Left, the words “institutional racism” conjure a threat so cryptic that it requires no evidence, and so evil that it excuses overt racism.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from quillette.com
A review of Masochistic Nationalism: Multicultural Self-Hatred and the Infatuation with the Exotic. He argues that many Westerners become fascinated by non-Western cultures because they assume this will provide them with an aura of self-critical virtue.
Podcast #149: Lingnan University scholar Peter Baehr on Academic Life Within Hong Kong’s Increasingly Repressive Political Atmosphere. Jonathan Kay speaks about the many ways in which free speech and democratic politics are being suppressed by China’s mainland communist government.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
When Sons Become Daughters, Part V: The Links Between Trans Identity, Gifted Minds, Categorical Thinking—And Anime
Gaslighting the Concerned Parents of Trans Children—A Psychotherapist’s View
5 months ago by BiologyIsReal to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
When Journalism Blurs Into Activism—A Canadian Case Study. This all began with an imaginary teachers’ manual. It ended with us challenging Canada’s self-described “national newspaper” about a range of stories in which ideologically-driven narratives seemed to trump fact.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from quillette.com
When Men Behave Badly—A Review. Researchers found an association between mens chosen targets and women’s self-reported frequency of having been sexually victimized in the past. This suggests that women suffering from unwanted sexual encounters inadvertently emit cues that predatory males can detect.
Podcast #147: Richard Hanania on the Real Reason Progressives Are Winning the Culture War: They Just Want It More
The Journal of Controversial Ideas Is Here. The long-awaited first issue of Journal of Controversial Ideas (JCI), which allows academics of all disciplines to publish peer-reviewed research anonymously, has just been released.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
Australian Indigenous Activists Call Out White Feminism’s Deadly Blind Spot. The scope of that attention has been limited, because the narrative of intra-Indigenous abuse is seen as unfashionable to report.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/Feminism from quillette.com
it’s reasonable to ask whether the arrow of causation points in the opposite direction. The problem they face is finding a way to make sense of their (very real) anxiety and depression within wealthy, highly tolerant milieus from which evil has been almost entirely banished.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/SuperStraight from quillette.com
Today, the vast majority of scholars agree that the reasons for the rise of the West were ideas and innovations internal to the continent, rather than external factors such as the European participation in the slave trade or exploitation of the colonies.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/history from quillette.com
Why I Resigned from Tavistock: Trans-Identified Children Need Therapy, Not Just ‘Affirmation’ and DrugsTransing Children
6 months ago by PatsyStone to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
The Plight of Parents Whose Sons Seek to Trans the Gay AwayTransing Children
6 months ago by WildApples to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
"To him, the most logical explanation was that he was a female in a male body, an interpretation that had the benefit of being the most generous to everyone, and which was approvingly centred in school curricula. Everything he saw on the Internet only reinforced this theory."
When Sons Become Daughters, Part III: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering
6 months ago by WildApples to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
How Will Decolonizing the Curriculum Help the Poor and Dispossessed? Why has decolonization become a popular rallying cry for SJ activists? The framework for decolonization demands stems from Critical Theory, specifically postcolonial and postmodern feminist critiques of the Enlightenment.
Georgetown’s Cultural Revolution. The progressoriat are unable to talk about their impending demise because they have already used their own institutional power over decades to drive away conservatives. If this echoes a Maoist take-over, that’s because it is. It passes the sniff test.
Podcast 144: James Kirchick on ‘The Disintegration of the ACLU’. Jonathan Kay talks to author James Kirchick about his recent Tablet article documenting how the American Civil Liberties Union abandoned its core mission in favor of doctrinaire progressive politics.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering. They were told that 44 percent of trans kids will kill themselves if they don’t transition (completely untrue); that he’d never change his mind (also untrue); and that the only way to help him was to support his transition.
Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life. His conclusions point to an urgent need for individuals and society to adopt traditional values—constructive discipline, responsibility, competence, hard work, apprenticeship, competition, acceptance of hierarchy, and respect for the past and basic order.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/JordanPeterson from quillette.com
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Persuasion and the Prestige Paradox: Are High Status People More Likely to Lie? Many have discovered an argument hack. They don’t need to argue that something is false. They just need to show that it’s associated with low status.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/Psychology from quillette.com
Facts Don’t Care About Your Diversity Training Certificate—A Critique of Credentialism. One of the most commonly heard debater’s challenges, online and in real life, is: “Are YOU an expert in (X)?” The obvious if generally unspoken corollary is: “If not, then shut up.”
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
I can only hope that the broader academic community and the public will show more interest in the possible reasons for the decision to silence me. My content was not questioned on grounds of relevance or support by the evidence; could it be that it was considered a threat to DEI?
When Sons Become Daughters: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering
6 months ago by BiologyIsReal to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
When Sons Become Daughters: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering. The parents are mainly, although not entirely, mothers. They and their spouses are nervous of losing their jobs, and below everything rumbles the threat that their sons might discover their communications.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
In December of 2020, Paul Embery published his first book, Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class, in which he argues that the working class no longer has a voice in British politics. Embery identifies as a “conservative socialist” and considers himself unambiguously leftwing.
Taboo: Why Is Africa the Global COVID ‘Cold Spot’ and Why Are We Afraid to Talk About It? Disaster never came. Africa has not been affected on anything like the scale of most countries. Except for South Africa and Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa has largely been spared.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
The Campaign to Thwart Paleogenetic Research Into North America’s Indigenous Peoples. They advised a “commonly agreed set of best practices” with “descendant communities”—especially when conclusions challenge, or conflict with, knowledge about the past. Folklore and myths must be taken into account.
Thomas Sowell: Tragic Optimist. Any black academic who openly challenged the efficacy of Affirmative Action policies or other Great Society programs meant to benefit blacks was certain to be stigmatized as a race traitor.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com
Race and False Hate Crime Narratives. The lie about white supremacist violence is not innocuous. It forms the basis of the Biden administration’s policy in national security and in a host of domestic welfare programs. It is the pretext for Big Tech and Big Media’s silencing of speech.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Harper's in 1971 ran an essay by Norman Mailer entitled “The Prisoner of Sex,” that declared war on “women’s liberation.” At the Town Hall panel Diana Trilling said “in 50 years we’ll find out” what radical feminism might do to those it would affect. Those 50 years are now up.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com