Category: Men and Women

The tyranny of queer theory

By Mary Harrington, The Unherd Even if you’re gay, being monogamous is seen as reactionary — if not outright bigoted With hindsight, it probably was bad manners to bring a male one-night stand back to the lesbian commune where I lived. At the time, in Noughties London, I […]

Why men don’t age like wine

By Ed West Back in the glory days of the hedonistic 1990s one of the women most beloved of frustrated adolescent males was Anna Nicole Smith. Smith was blonde, Texan and blessed with phenomenally gigantic breasts, qualities which by 1993 had helped her achieve the coveted ‘Playmate of […]

A New Transgender Feminism

New York Review of Books On Friday, we published an essay by Paisley Currah on sex classification and the hurdles to changing one’s legal sex. “For transgender people in the United States,” he writes, “the sheer number of state institutions with discrete authority to define sex ensnares us […]

Abortion, the Christian right, and antifascism

Matthew Lyons, a leading “antifascist” intellectual, actually has a pretty good definition of fascism. ” a revolutionary form of right-wing populism, inspired by a totalitarian vision of collective rebirth, that challenges capitalist political and cultural power while promoting economic and social hierarchy. ” See the Lyons article here. […]

Mothers & the Disappeared

The Signal How bad is the Taliban’s recent clampdown on women? Heather Barr on a new catastrophe for human rights in Afghanistan. Isaak Alexandre The Ministry for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice issued the decree on behalf of the Taliban on Saturday, May 7: The women of […]