Stop calling your pets your children. Stop. Don’t call yourself a “dog mom.” Don’t introduce your Labrador as your daughter’s “older brother.” Don’t refer to your cats as your kids. Don’t do it. Stop. Continue reading “Against the Dog Mom Menace”
With the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the left has predictably lost its mind. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement struck an ugly chord with the self-appointed defenders of civil liberties—at least those that enshrine the rights of infanticide, sodomy, and religious censorship. It didn’t matter who Trump was willing to nominate, since after Gorsuch’s nomination, it was clear that Trump wasn’t the left wing New York liberal that his neocon detractors had predicted. The left was going to protest anyone. Continue reading “There’s A New Justice Headed to Town”
Imagine having a company policy about how long you’re allowed to look at someone. Just think about that. Maybe you have a few guys here or there that like to stare when that coworker of yours comes in wearing a skirt that’s a size too small for her. Or maybe you have those socially awkward men with have intense gazes who never break eye-contact when they’re speaking. Or maybe you have employees that actually look at people when they start talking. Well, I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted! Welcome to #metoo! Continue reading “Don’t Stare. Don’t Blink.”
A few days ago, the New York Times ran a piece by Ross Douthat entitled “Let’s Ban Porn”. Given that he’s the only self-identifying conservative on the NYT’s editorial board who seems to write like one, it’s worth giving a look for those of you that haven’t yet had the chance. He broadly addresses the commodification of sex and sexual education into a pre-packaged consumer product and the subsequent dehumanization of both men and women as a result, avoiding the more tedious critiques against porn that involve statistics about erectile dysfunction, testosterone levels, and depression. Since his piece isn’t that long, it’s no surprise that he keeps his overview limited to a generalized criticism. Continue reading “Banning Porn to Own Libs”
Remember the Women’s March? It was that thing that happened last year where about a half a million women descended on Washington, DC, shrilly reiterating the same talking points they’ve been blandly screeching about for the last thirty years. Remember how they had Linda Sasour, hijab-wearing defender of Sharia law, help orchestrate this march for so-called women’s liberation in the United States, where women are allowed to hold jobs, drive, and—for some godforsaken reason—even vote, and all without having to cover their faces? Remember the incredible media buzz it created, with talking heads and major outlets tweeting about it nonstop, completely eclipsing the anti-abortion March for Life that happened practically the next day, which drew comparable numbers of attendees? And oh, do you remember how this Women’s March was supposed to spark a year of anti-Trump protests organized with the zeal and vigor of a new peaceful revolutionary movement? It was supposed to be the call to action that united the people to stand against hate: a spark that lights the fire that burns the fuel that ignites the metaphor of the First Order, or something like that. Continue reading “Women’s March 2018: The Sequel is DOA”
James Cameron, acclaimed director of movies you’ve probably already seen and probably already liked, took to the stage recently to promote a rerelease of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s an insightful coming-of-age film about a troubled boy searching desperately for a father figure after his single mom has been institutionalized for believing in scary time-traveling robots. Also, it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a robotic, disposable male, Robert Patrick as an evil faceless cop, Linda Hamilton as the psychotic mom, and Ed Furlong as the juvenile delinquent. The movie is considered by many to be better than its predecessor, and indeed, one of the best films of the 1990s—something of a modern American classic, where every problem is solved with car chases, explosions, and expensive showdowns in urban, industrialized environments where humor consists of little more than shallow one-liners. Continue reading “James Cameron Really, Really Likes Women”
If you’ve been listening to the press, you’re probably aware of the new Ghostbusters requelboot staring a bunch of female comics that nobody actually cares about. It’s great! I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m pretty excited. After all, I loved the first one, which was written by and starring a bunch of late-night TV comedians who were in their prime, back when late-night TV comedy was something that people actually watched. I’m sure this new generation of late-night TV comedians will be just as good! I’m sure late-night TV comedy is still relevant! And the best part is that even if it’s awful, we’ll get to blame everyone who hates the movie for being sexist pigs. That’s wonderful, and it feels great.
So with that in mind, I think it’s high time that women in Hollywood finally got to do all the movies that audiences like me really want to see. Continue reading “When Will We Finally Have Movies That Women Want to See?”