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Forget What Gender Activists Tell You. Here’s What Medical Transition Looks Like [authored by trans-man]Transing Children
3 days 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.
6 days 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.
6 days 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
20 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
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."
20 days 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.
21 days 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.
24 days ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
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.”
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
A Conversation with Daniel Elder, the Choral Music Composer Who Was Cancelled for Opposing Arson
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from quillette.com
Why Is the Society for American Archaeology Promoting Indigenous Creationism?
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
Silicon Valley’s ‘Mission Protocol’ Revolution Is Beginning to Attain Critical Mass
1 month 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.
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from quillette.com
Lesbians Aren’t Attracted to a Female ‘Gender Identity.’ We’re Attracted to Women
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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
2 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.
2 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 months ago by PatsyStone to /s/LGBDropTheT from quillette.com
The Plight of Parents Whose Sons Seek to Trans the Gay AwayTransing Children
3 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
3 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.
3 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.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/JordanPeterson from quillette.com
3 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.
3 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.”
3 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
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 months 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.
Burying a Child (Human reproduction is merciless)
4 months 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
Before ‘Groundhog Day’: The Time-Loop Novel that Started It All
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.”
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
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.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
Replacing One Kind of ‘Conversion Therapy’ With Another
4 months 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.
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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
5 months 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."
5 months 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.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from quillette.com
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.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from quillette.com
Accommodating Trans Athletes Without Rejecting the Reality of Human Biology
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
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?
5 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.
5 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.
5 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?
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.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/science from quillette.com
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.
6 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?
6 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.”
6 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.”
6 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
6 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.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from quillette.com
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.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from quillette.com