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Why I Resigned from Tavistock: Trans-Identified Children Need Therapy, Not Just ‘Affirmation’ and DrugsTransing Children
1 day ago by PatsyStone to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
The Plight of Parents Whose Sons Seek to Trans the Gay AwayTransing Children
2 days 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."
2 days ago by Chipit to /s/SuperStraight from quillette.com
When Sons Become Daughters, Part III: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering
2 days 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.
3 days ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
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.
4 days ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
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.
5 days 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.
7 days ago by Chipit to /s/SuperStraight from quillette.com
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.
8 days ago by Chipit to /s/JordanPeterson from quillette.com
8 days 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.
8 days 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.”
8 days 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?
8 days ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
When Sons Become Daughters: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering
11 days 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.
11 days 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.
12 days ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
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.
14 days 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.
16 days 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.
20 days 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.
22 days ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
The Enduring Relevance of Czesław Miłosz’s ‘The Captive Mind’. Published in 1953, it came soon after poet Miłosz (A future Nobel Prize Winner) fled from his native Poland. Street names were changed, statues toppled or replaced, and terror spread through society like a solvent.
25 days ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Burying a Child (Human reproduction is merciless)
26 days ago by tallowcandle to /s/BPF from quillette.com
Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer (The hippies were wrong)
We Can Revisit (And Even Replace) the Classic Books We Teach Children—Without Cancelling Them
27 days ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Before ‘Groundhog Day’: The Time-Loop Novel that Started It All
27 days ago by Chipit to /s/Movies from quillette.com
One of the most important things you learn in making a cattle ranch a successful business is that happy cattle are productive cattle. They do not subject cows to “unrelieved mental and physical anguish.” Cattle lead lives as close to an ideal life as a bovine can reasonably expect.
27 days ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
The Campaign of Lies Against Journalist Jesse Singal—And Why It Matters. None, to my knowledge, has suffered any substantial consequences for engaging in what those outside this cultish milieu will recognize as a malicious and willfully dishonest propaganda campaign.
28 days ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from quillette.com
Britain’s Academic Free Speech Bill. Are free speech and academic freedom under threat at English universities? And if so, are the new proposals worth supporting? I will argue that the answer to the first question is an unequivocal “yes,” and the answer to the second question is a qualified “yes.”
28 days ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
Replacing One Kind of ‘Conversion Therapy’ With Another. The example of Keira Bell, the 23-year-old woman who recently prevailed in her legal case against the British gender clinic that transitioned her to a boy when she was still a teenager, is instructive in this regard.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/SuperStraight from quillette.com
The Threat to Academic Freedom: From Anecdotes to Data. Academia has become a closed system, a moral community defined by a set of sacred progressive values. My new report punctures this dishonest facade, exposing the pervasive structure of punishment, discrimination, and fear.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
Evolutionary Psychologist (and Twitter Hit Man) Gad Saad on the ‘Cesspool’ in Academia, Hollywood’s Man-Children, and His New Book. Concordia University marketing professor Gad Saad about his take-no-prisoners social-media style, Lebanese politics, and the inner ideological life of Seth Rogen.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
Replacing One Kind of ‘Conversion Therapy’ With Another
1 month ago by BiologyIsReal to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
Andrew Doyle—The Brain Behind Titania McGrath—on His New (And Very Serious) Book, ‘Free Speech And Why It Matters’. Jonathan Kay interviews comedian, social critic, and book author Andrew Doyle on why government censors are a bigger threat to a free society than the bigots they’re seeking to cancel.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
For Our Own Good, We All Need a Glimpse of the Evil Queen. Excerpted from Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/JordanPeterson from quillette.com
Lockdown Scepticism Was Never a ‘Fringe’ Viewpoint. Whether or not lockdowns are justifiable on public-health grounds, they certainly represent the greatest infringement on civil liberties in modern history.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
The Evolutionary Advantages of Playing Victim. 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.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
What it's like being a radical anarchist from the inside. "Toxicity in radical communities is not a bug. It is a feature. The ideology and norms of radicalism have evolved to produce toxic, paranoid, depressed subjects. What follows is a picture of what happens in their communities."
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/interestingasfuck from quillette.com
Jonathan Kay speaks to eminent French sociologist Nathalie Heinich, founder of a new organization that opposes the spread of America’s race-fixated academic movements into French campuses. Prof. Heinich argues many harmful ideas are crossing the Atlantic in the opposite direction.
What ultimately unites all these people is that they care and believe what the legacy media writes. And the media writes whatever maintains The Narrative’s elites in positions of power and authority. They are bound like the Nazgûl to the One Ring.
Accommodating Trans Athletes Without Rejecting the Reality of Human Biology
1 month ago by Rationalmind to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
COVID-19 and the Ongoing Global Workplace Revolution. The pandemic has done much to undermine the basis for urban supremacy. Remote work will be resisted by groups, notably real estate investors, green ideologues, and the cultural Left, all of whom are heavily concentrated in the biggest cities.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/environment from quillette.com
Journalists Struggling with Pixar’s ‘Soul’. "The white desire to get inside black flesh is absolved as an empathy exercise. Blackface gets a moral makeover." Serpell’s implication that Joe should be going to African heaven sends an odd message. It is the “chromatic reverse” of a white ethnostate.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/Movies from quillette.com
Unspeakable Truths about Racial Inequality in America. “My responsibilities as a black man, as an American, and as an intellectual are not in conflict.” I defend this position as best I can in what follows. I also try to illustrate the threat “cancel culture” poses to a rational discourse.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
Scottish Nationalists in Turmoil. Who would have thought that Scotland’s largest party would be roiled by sex scandals? Why did 10 women, one of whom was a member of the SNP, make untrue allegations of sexual assault?
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from quillette.com
‘More Weight’: An Academic’s Guide to Surviving Campus Witch Hunts. Since these cancellation tactics are increasingly being deployed against academics I’ve assembled some thoughts based on my recent experience, in the hope that my advice might be useful to others who find themselves in my position.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
With a Star Science Reporter’s Purging, Mob Culture at The New York Times Enters a Strange New Phase. McNeil is being judged according to a theory of wrongdoing that presents certain words or phrases as evil by their mere utterance, as with a Harry Potter spell.
A (Failed) Campaign to Smear a University of Toronto Scholarship Student as a Bigot. It’s a case study in how a student-led mob can mobilize against one of their own, even when their accusations are based entirely on intellectually dishonest forms of character assassination.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
Richard Feynman compared the social sciences to the cargo cult. They imitate the behaviour of other sciences but to no effect. He stated that despite the enormous effort invested in researching and perfecting teaching methods, students’ results are worse every year. Was Feynman right?
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
Beating Back Cancel Culture: A Case Study from the Field of Artificial Intelligence. It’s easy to decry cancel culture, but hard to turn it back. Thankfully, recent developments in my area of academic specialty—artificial intelligence (AI)—show that fighting cancel culture isn’t impossible.
Did the BLM Protests Against the Police Lead to the 2020 Spike in Homicides? Crime increased because major police departments had their budgets slashed and reeled in their stops dramatically—and similar chaos has followed such “woke” policy moves nearly every time they have been implemented.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Crime from quillette.com
To no one’s surprise, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the mind behind the New York Times‘s 1619 Project, has spread a new falsehood. On Twitter, she confidently declared that school choice “came about to stymie integration.” This claim is wrong in at least three ways. Why would she make such a statement?
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from quillette.com
Amazon rejected my documentary "What Killed Michael Brown?" I was stunned by the rejection letter’s finality. It failed to meet Amazon’s “content quality expectations,” was “not eligible for publishing,” and there could be no “resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed.”
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Movies from quillette.com
BirthStrike, an organisation for men and women refusing to have children because of the climate crisis and bureaucratic inertia over dealing with it. “Each day for me is a struggle,” spokeswoman Alice Brown told BBC News. “I’m so depressed and feel so hopeless.”
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/whatever from quillette.com
Columbia University professor John McWhorter speaks with political satirist and TV presenter Josh Szeps about the transformation of radicalized progressive politics into a religious-style belief system
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
The suggestion that some of Norwich’s homeless have made their own choice to live on the streets is often met with disbelief and derision. “Absolute rubbish” and a “bigoted horrible suggestion.” But the homeless I spoke to insisted the decision to sleep rough was largely made of their own volition.
Sue and hooks view the world through the concepts and categories of what Lukianoff and Haidt have called “common-enemy identity politics,” which has its roots in critical theory and certain strains of postmodern thought, “identitarianism.” By contrast, Martin Luther King was a Personalist.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com
Philosophers Smear One of Their Own for Gender Heresy. The appointing of Kathleen Stock—who advocates some pre-2015 views on gender identity—as an Officer of the Order British Empire last month mobilized woke philosophy Twitter like a five-alarm fire.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com
The process of expowering can be broken down into a clear three-step cycle that operates like cultural clockwork. 1) Inciting incident (the smoking gun), 2) Group confessional (open mic accusations), 3) Third-party petition (I’m telling the teacher).
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
With Incubus, Russell seems to have been trying to do for the years 1967–1976 what Ernest Cline’s 2011 sci-fi novel Ready Player One did for the 1980s—funnel much of its pop-cultural wheat and chaff into one grand unified theory of bestsellerdom.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Return of the Strong Gods: Understanding the New Right. “The issue is, do we have an economy that is producing well-paying jobs that allow men without degrees to find dignified employment so they can get married and raise a family?”
“There is the rise of the hardline vegan brigade. They just get it done.” Dr Demediuk says he performs a greater proportion of vasectomies upon younger people in their 20s and 30s who are concerned about overpopulation. They have no desire to ever have children for ideological reasons.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/collapse from quillette.com
A Student Mob Took Over Bryn Mawr. The College Said Thank You. Activists embraced the dubious claim that their extremely progressive campuses were actually contaminated by a dangerous climate of racism that (quite literally) threatened the survival of black students.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
On Sex and Gender, The New England Journal of Medicine Has Abandoned Its Scientific Mission. The resemblance to SJW satire account Titania McGrath’s 2018-era Twitter feed is uncanny. “I’m a pediatrician,” wrote one doctor. “The growth curves for male and female babies are notably different.”
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
We are frequently told by commentators and theorists on the progressive and liberal Left that we live in a systemically racist and patriarchal society. However, newly released statistics from the US Department of Labor for the third quarter of 2020 undermine this narrative.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
Captain Beefheart: Wide As the Sky and Deep As the Ocean. Trout Mask Replica is a mesmerising Gesamtkunstwerk that manages to identify, chart, and sieve 20th century American music through a distinctively unique avant garde sensibility.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/music from quillette.com
“There was nothing wrong with my body." From a medical point of view, artificially halting puberty is a dangerous shot in the dark. Yet endocrinologists and other medical experts who’ve raised the alarm about puberty blockers in recent years have routinely been smeared as transphobic.
This is the sorry story of how a “racist” cream-filled donut, a slander campaign against an Indigenous single mother waged in the name of social justice, and an existential debate about whether a local basalt dyke may be a source of homophobic microaggression. But all in due course.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/whatever from quillette.com
Like It Or Not, Keira Bell Has Opened Up a Real Conversation About Gender Dysphoria - Quillette
3 months ago by notgonnabenice to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
How does a controversial figure like Mike Tyson exist in today’s post-#MeToo, pro-cancelation environment? Now that forgiveness has become a greater effrontery than sin, it’s likely that we would not have heard from Tyson again had his rape conviction occurred last year.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
What Is #DisruptTexts? The #DisruptTexts movement does not conceive of education as the process, inter alia, of transmitting Western cultural heritage to the next generation. Why would they, when they perceive that heritage to be a dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime?
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from quillette.com
Cuba’s Doomed War on Independent Art. Actress and author Lynn Cruz was canceled for having collaborated with dissident filmmakers. Theatre director Adonis Milán was harassed by state security agents. They are not household names in the West, they are well-known figures in Cuba.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/Art from quillette.com
A Defense of Offensive Jokes
A review of Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class by Paul Embery. They soon came to realize that not only was much of the leftist establishment impervious to their plight, it actively despised them.
Emotional attempts to suppress controversial or unpopular speech have increasingly made use of what I call the “Mourner’s Veto”—individuals will say that a speaker or a piece of writing has caused them to become distressed, and they allege “harm” or even threats to their “right to exist.”
Race and Social Panic at Haverford: A Case Study in Educational Dysfunction. Since 2015, when Yale rolled over to student harassment of two faculty members, self-abasement rituals have become common, and the prevalence of teleconferencing has given us an unprecedented opportunity to watch them.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from quillette.com
Why Do Progressives Support the Unfettered Use of Private Property? Whenever controversies about social media censorship arise, a mantra is repeated in their defence, usually by progressives: these are private companies and, as such, they can regulate speech on their platforms however they wish.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
"Scars to your Beautiful" is one of the most disturbing songs my kids have ever learned in school (up there with Lennon’s “Imagine”). There are no standards, ideals, nor any objectivity; instead the world needs to change its heart in order to conform to an individual’s subjective self-desiring.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/music from quillette.com
I’m a Professor from an Immigrant Family. Please Stop Telling Me That My University Is Racist.
Economist and prolific writer Jonathan D. Church’s forthcoming book Reinventing Racism: Why “White Fragility” Is the Wrong Way to Think about Racial Inequality provides a definitive and fair-minded analysis of White Fragility, and a powerful bulwark against DiAngelo’s most poisonous claims.
Why Do We Feel the Need to Transgender the Dead? - Quillette
4 months ago by notgonnabenice to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
TRA activists and cowed enablers unite to suppress new book investigating transgenderism as social contagion among adolescent girlsTransing Children
4 months ago by upcomingDaddy to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
Kin, Tribes, and the Dark Side of Identity
4 months ago by jet199 to /s/politics from quillette.com
Does Racism Explain Black Disadvantage? The possibility that inequalities might be a result of black culture, historical circumstance, or heritability is dismissed a priori or even ruled out of bounds. For example, research into the genetic basis of racial IQ differences.
Intellectual Freedom and the Culture Wars—A Review. The idea that anyone on campus of any political persuasion would try to prevent their political opponents from expressing their opinions or want them to be punished for it would never have occurred to me.
Gender Activists Are Trying to Cancel My Book. Why is Silicon Valley Helping Them? Between 2016 and 2017, the number of females seeking gender surgery *quadrupled* in the United States. They are obtaining hormones and surgeries following the most cursory diagnostic processes.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
JK Rowling is Right—Sex Is Real and It Is Not a "Spectrum" - Quillette
5 months ago by notgonnabenice to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
Gender Activists Are Trying to Cancel My Book. Why is Silicon Valley Helping Them? - Quillette (about Abigail's book)
5 months ago by BiologyIsReal to /s/GenderCritical from quillette.com
Jack Turban’s Dangerous Campaign to Smear Ethical Psychotherapy as Anti-Trans ‘Conversion Therapy’
I Signed Up to Study Sexual Health. What I Got Was Gender Ideology, Fetishism, and Porn
5 months ago by IridescentAnaconda to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
I Signed Up to Study Sexual Health. What I Got Was Gender Ideology, Fetishism, and Porn. If someone had told me these things, I would have accused them of culture-war paranoia. That was before I enrolled in a professional training program that delivered an extreme form of ideological indoctrination.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
5 months ago by jet199 to /s/therearetwogenders from quillette.com
How The Intercept Abandoned Its Truth-Seeking Mission—And Lost Its Best Journalist. The Intercept’s censorship of an article about the US media failing to cover allegations that the Biden family had used its name to profit from business deals in foreign countries where the US has interests.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from quillette.com
Unpacking Peggy McIntosh’s Knapsack. The author, William Ray, describes how a very privileged white woman, Peggy McIntosh, wrote an essay describing all the white privilege she had, even though most of it was really wealth and class privilege.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/whatever from quillette.com
On October 17th, the New York Times published an op-ed celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Million Man March that neglected to mention the anti-Semitic history of Louis Farrakhan. “ppl who have become white”—that is, Jews like Weiss—“should not be lecturing Black ppl about oppression.”
Migrants not only tend to sell their own labor cheap. They also bring down the wage demands for native workers in fields with low barriers to entry. In America, it’s black men who have often borne the impact that migrant workers have had on the wages of native workers.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/JewishSupremacy from quillette.com
It is now painfully clear that, as Solzhenitsyn was able to discern 42 years ago, the West has been gradually losing the will and intellectual ability to defend itself against an army of internal critics determined to demolish everything the West used to stand for.